James R. Grana, PhD

Chief Analytics Officer
Rush Health
Dr. James Grana has been developing analytics for healthcare organizations for more than 20 years – long before it was cool. As Chief Analytics Officer at Rush Health, a clinically integrated network consisting of three medical centers, one hospital, and approximately 1,500 providers, he is responsible for analytics, reporting, and related collaborations. He is also President and Founder of Accelerated Business Analytics, LLC, a consulting firm that works with healthcare providers and health insurance carriers. In that role, he facilitates business development and analytics planning and evaluates shared risk/ACO contracts. He was also the Divisional VP, Health Services and Outcomes Research at Walgreens corporate headquarters where he was responsible for research and advanced analytical activities that centered on digital health, medication adherence, and associated economic analyses. Prior to this, he was the Vice President of Enterprise Analytics at Health Care Service Corporation (i.e., BCBS of TX, IL, NM, OK, and MT), leading teams that focused on advance analytics, pharmacy analytics, consumer analytics, government programs reporting, case mix adjusted provider performance measurement, medical management analytics, and value-based care analytics. Earlier in his career, he was responsible for advanced analytics and predictive modeling at Aetna. He holds a Ph.D. in Health Policy and Administration and MPA, Health Administration from Penn State University.