The Promise of Big Data in Improving Cancer Care | Didactic Presentation
contact hours | Knowledge-based
What becomes possible when you link epidemiologic data to health insurance claims data? That’s one of the many innovative questions being explored at the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR). The HICOR IQ oncology informatics platform integrates cancer registry data (from the Cancer Surveillance System, part of the National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results [SEER] program) and enrollment and claims data from two large regional commercial insurers that cover more than 2.5 million lives. The goal is to enable performance reporting in oncology as a first step in guiding improvements that increase value in cancer care. This session will provide an overview of HICOR IQ and the related HICOR initiatives focused on promoting consistency, cost-effectiveness, and better outcomes of cancer treatment. Through a series of illustrative case studies, you will discover what becomes possible when you can track the patient experience more completely and identify areas for targeted intervention.
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1. Explain how analytics derived from an integrated, multisource data platform can be used to inform interventions that improve the outcomes and value of patient care.
2. Identify challenges associated with creating and maintaining a database that combines treatment, cost, and outcomes data from surveillance registries, electronic medical records, insurance claims, and patient-reported information.
3. Discuss the potential of an interactive process that engages patients, providers, and payers in identifying opportunities and testing interventions aimed at improving care.
||Joshua A. Roth, PhD, MHA
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center