Andrew Laing

Andrew Laing,

Director of Information Analysis & Technology

"The plural of anecdote is not data."

Andrew Laing is an engineer with over 10 years’ experience in designing and supporting information and data management systems. He previously worked for the state of Vermont to develop statewide data management strategies and facilitated cross agency data aggregation projects to analyze the effect of opiates in multiple sectors. He partnered with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop Medicaid Reference Architecture, designing and implementing interoperable technology systems across health and human services. He facilitated Data Governance initiatives across state agencies including establishing consistent roles and responsibilities and mechanisms for data governance federation. He initiated data systems modernization, establishing a standard data platform architecture and piloting a cloud-deployed proof of concept.

At Lantana, Andrew primarily works with state and private sector clients, reviewing how they acquire, incorporate, and use health information and finding ways to improve business processes.

Andrew earned his BS in Engineering Management and Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont.

Q&A

I can’t live without:

John Coltrane on vinyl

My favorite quote is:

“We are the ones we have been waiting for” -Alice Walker

What technological advancement can you not live without?

Coffee grinder

If I ruled the universe:

Everyone would use their turn signal.