This workshop will teach participants the nuts and bolts of obtaining and working with healthcare datasets for population health research. Participants will learn how to link datasets, develop research questions, and conduct analyses using healthcare datasets. No prior experience working with healthcare data necessary!
With the increasing availability of large healthcare datasets and accompanying technology to process big data, the applications of administrative data for research purposes are anticipated to play an increasing role in population health research. However, because health claims data are collected for billing not for research purposes, challenges remain in using this data for research.
Objectives & Goals:
•To teach participants how to successfully obtain and use healthcare datasets for population health research.
•Using the knowledge gained by this course, have participants develop a research question
•Practical hands-on guidance on dataset availability, access and restrictions, and the IRB approval process
•Familiarity with a range of data sources including Medicare, SEER Medicare, Medicaid, state and city-level health data, international healthcare registries, and individual hospital system electronic health records (EHR)
•Applications such as linking survey to claims data and geospatial data
•A deeper understanding of methodological challenges in using administrative data
•Mastery of advanced topics including working with diagnostic and procedure codes and risk scores
•Exposure to a range of research topics including cancer, palliative care, and environmental epidemiology
Where: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY.
When: The class will meet from 9:00 to 5:00 pm 4/27 and 4/28 with a 1-hour lunch break. Coffee and light breakfast will be provided
Course Format: A mixture of lectures, hands-on exercises and group discussion
Payment: Sinai faculty, students and staff also receive $100 discount. There is an additional $100 early-bird discount if you register by March 1st!!
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