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Robert E. Hoyt


Dr. Robert Hoyt FACP FAMIA ABPM-CI is an internal medicine physician with a well-rounded background. He was in private practice for fifteen years in Virginia and then returned to active duty, completing three years in the US Army and seventeen in the US Navy, and retiring at the rank of Captain. In the last several years on active duty, he conducted research at the Navy Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory (NAMRL) and the Robert E. Mitchell Center for Prisoner of War Studies, located in Pensacola, Florida. He created and taught health informatics at the University of West Florida for thirteen years.  

He is the editor and author of Health Informatics: Practical Guide, which is in its eighth edition. In 2014, he became board-certified in clinical informatics, and in 2016 he became a Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA).

Since 2018, he has focused his attention primarily on data science as a new field that has impacted every domain, including medicine. He is passionate about teaching clinicians about important new trends in informatics and data science. This led to the creation of two new textbooks, Introduction to Biomedical Data Science (2019) and Data Preparation and Exploration (2020). Information about those textbooks can be found at

Dr. Hoyt is the honorary president of the Medical Intelligence Society, contributing monthly to the Data Science Tip of the Month virtual meetings. He is on the Board and faculty for the American Board of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Board Review Course. Furthermore, he is a reviewer for multiple medical journals, including the new Intelligence Based Medicine journal.

David Patrishkoff

David Patrishkoff, M.S. is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with C-level worldwide executive experiences with engineering, quality, and manufacturing responsibilities at multi-billion-dollar revenue companies. In 2001, he founded a consulting and training company E3 ( where he has trained and consulted for organizations in over 60 different industries, worldwide, to resolve their mission-critical issues with innovative process improvement and data analysis techniques.

In 2018, he added machine learning techniques to gain more insights in his research of large data sets which included the Fatality Reporting Analysis System (FARS) for motor vehicle accidents in the USA and the Home Health Outcome Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data for home healthcare patients in the USA. He speaks regularly at international conferences about his research and other topics of interest.

He has a contributing faculty position at the Kettering University School of Management in Flint Michigan and is also an Adjunct Professor at the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Osteopathic School of Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, which is part of Nova SE University. He has already incorporated Orange into some of the analytics classes he teaches at Nova University. He has trained, certified, and mentored many professionals in various topics including over 3,000 professionals in Lean Six Sigma techniques. He and his company have also trained over 23,000 healthcare professionals in High Reliability Organizations (HRO) techniques to reduce medical errors in healthcare systems.

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