Nathan’s HCA Healthcare career dates to 2016, when he was an intern in the Data Science shop. His willingness to learn and eagerness to help whenever needed made such an impression that he was hired several months after his internship ended.
His first project, Sepsis Prediction and Optimization of Therapy (SPOT), is a platform used across HCA Healthcare to provide continuous sepsis surveillance. In addition to leading the front-end development of the application, Nathan also built a performance dashboard, supported the enterprise implementation and was key in providing timely customer support.
This work provided the springboard for a broader program using machine learning to more quickly detect other critical or life-threatening conditions in patients, such as shock, complications after surgery and early signs of deterioration.
Nathan is the architect behind that enterprisewide program, which is called NATE, or Next-Gen Analytics for Treatment and Efficiency. “He is the Nate of NATE. He is not only the name, but the spirit of the thing,” says Edmund Jackson, Ph.D., former vice president, chief data scientist and chief data officer.
“Nathan lives the HCA Healthcare mission daily. His innovation has not only saved countless lives, but he has infused this culture throughout his department,” says Adam Mindick, MBA, CNMT, senior director, Clinical Solutions & Engagement, Clinical Services Group.