Services for Health Plans

Our approach to research is to meet your clinical, pharmacoeconomic, or other health care outcomes needs while observing the most advanced analytical techniques and rigorous scientific protocols. Once we have clearly defined your research imperatives and the clinical knowledge gaps that are barriers to your success, we design strategic, scientifically sound studies that will yield meaningful, actionable results. We are skilled at matching or developing the most appropriate research tools with your health care or research questions and budget at the forefront, maintaining exacting standards of scientific integrity.


Data Sources 

Health Analytics is skilled at matching or developing the most appropriate research tool with your business question and budget, maintaining exacting standards of scientific integrity.  For retrospective studies, we obtain data through our relationships with managed care organizations, government, and Medicaid programs, and also have the experience and capabilities to conduct medical chart reviews at provider offices.  For prospective studies, we have experience designing, piloting, and administering patient and provider surveys in a variety of different disease states including inflammatory, rheumatic, and addictive diseases using our patent pending subject recruitment and data capture system.  We routinely integrate claims data, charts, and surveys at case level.

Customized Studies

We recognize that your research needs may not fall neatly into a specific category. Our broad expertise means we can develop highly targeted studies that answer questions important to you. We craft observational studies, Continuing Medical Education tests, program evaluation research, one-time physician surveys, focus groups and other innovative approaches to precisely meet client and industry needs.

Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)

Our CER studies emphasize and improve the dual guiding objectives of good health care management: cost benefit and clinical comparative effectiveness. In a world with multiple treatment options, CER emerges as uniquely impartial. At Health Analytics, we understand there is not typically a clear "winner", but rather a greater need to effectively match patients and treatment options, with an emphasis on maximizing outcomes and lowered costs. Ours is a boutique approach because one-size-fits-all is not the most appropriate measure of treating targeted health concerns. Health Analytics develops the metrics that assess the comparative value of a product or service. Our empirical findings translate into business intelligence and direction for managed care, manufacturers, physicians and payors.

Quality Improvement Activities (QIA) and Assessments

Quality of care remains a pressing concern for all health care constituents, from patients and government agencies to physicians and managed care organizations, a concern balanced by an equally urgent need to manage costs. Health Analytics performs QIA projects within real-world settings that demonstrate improvements in clinical outcomes and care of patients, decreasing the cost of care while holding quality static, or improving quality of care.

Systematic Literature Review

Sometimes, capture of new data or a new analysis of claims data is unnecessary because published literature contains all the necessary data components to address your research needs or questions. Literature review is not only an integral part of many research initiatives, it can often serve as a valuable tool in and of itself, allowing us to collect and evaluate existing research, identify correlations with your questions or detect knowledge gaps we can strategically fill.
 

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