UC Health Names First Chief Data and Analytics Officer

July 9, 2019

The Cincinnati-based UC Health has tapped Michael Legg as the health system’s first chief data and analytics officer.

Legg joined the academic health system UC Health on July 8 and brings more than 15 years of experience leading large organizational change initiatives in healthcare and in management consulting.

Most recently, he was executive director of reporting and analytics for Yale-New Haven Health System, which operates five hospitals and a multispecialty medical group with more than 8,200 medical staff and 25,000 employees. In this role, There, Legg created and led a centralized data and analytics department which served Yale’s School of Medicine and affiliated health system, and established an enterprise data governance and prioritization process, according to officials who made a recent announcement.

Legg has a master’s degree in healthcare administration and trained in strategic agility at Yale University.

In this new role, Legg will collaborate with clinical and operational leadership with the goal to build a deeper culture of data-driven decision making; establish a formal process of gathering, interpreting and sharing data; and establishing a process by which employees across UC Health can access the right data at the right time to drive the right decisions, according to officials.

“As our system’s first vice president and chief data and analytics officer, Mike will support UC Health’s commitment to driving innovation, leading the way our system collects, interprets and uses data and analytics to enhance the delivery of care and achieve operational excellence,” Evaline A. Alessandrini, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer for UC Health, said in a statement.

“Mike’s proven success in leading data analytics teams and building a high performance culture focused on delivering consistent and predictable results will be invaluable to us here at UC Health,” Alessandrini added. “I am excited to have him with us and look forward to seeing how his extensive expertise and collaborative spirit will enhance our data-driven culture.”