This is No.2 of a series of blogs I'm writing on pharmaceutical analytics. Future pieces will cover cost structures, analytic metrics, drug plan benefit management and predictive analytics. Please subscribe to receive those. Pharmaceutical/Drug data are used for prescription, dispensing, billing, utilization management etc. Almost all activities related to pharmaceuticals post launch utilize drug data extensively (at least … Continue reading Pharmaceutical Analytics – 2
Health Insurance Analytics Metrics
Health insurance is primarily in the business of receiving premium from policyholders and paying for their medical expenditure. To do that, the health insurance companies need to ensure that the premium charged is sufficient to pay for these medical and administrative costs. Analysts new to health insurance might find these concepts difficult to grasp. Some … Continue reading Health Insurance Analytics Metrics
EHRs, what’s all the fuss about?
EHRs… ahhh, love them, hate them. If you do any work in the medical space, you will need to interact with them. In this post, I talk about what they are, what they do, their strengths and weaknesses. What are they? EHRs (electronic health records) are digital records of patient’s clinical records. EHR platforms are software platforms … Continue reading EHRs, what’s all the fuss about?
On being Sensitive and Specific – analytically speaking
In this (technical) post, I illustrate how to calculate commonly used goodness of fit statistics. Goodness of fit statistics are essential components to doing statistical model building. They are how you tell whether your model is performing well ito explaining the patterns in your data. In practice, most of these are done automatically from the … Continue reading On being Sensitive and Specific – analytically speaking
On Opioids and Analytics
In this post I describe how I would go about using health analytics to identify patients most at risk of an opioid overdose. The Facts In 2016, there were 42,249 deaths in the US that involved opioids. That equates to a 13.3/100,000 mortality rate, and approx. one opioid related death every 10 minutes! By the time … Continue reading On Opioids and Analytics