The Promise of Big Data in Improving Cancer Care

 SPC Denver Banner Denver Divider Monday 27 445 to 515


The Promise of Big Data in Improving Cancer Care  |   Didactic Presentation  


ACPE UAN: 0233-0000-17-003-L04-P 

0.5 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.    

Learning Objectives  
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 Roth  Joshua A. Roth, PhD, MHA
Assistant Member
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington

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