Mathematica experts will attend the National Association of Health Data Organizations’ (NAHDO) 36th Annual Conference, a virtual event that starts Tuesday, September 28. As a co-sponsor of the conference, we value these opportunities to meet with other experts to discuss the newest developments in health policy, research, and data.
In response to the conference theme, “Rising to the Challenge: Connecting Data with Policy,” attendees from across the country will share the latest information on initiatives in health data, innovations in analytics, and public reporting. On September 24, Mathematica participated in a pre-conference symposium titled “Using Data to Address Health Care Inequities and Their Causes.” Senior Data Scientists Margaret Luo and Kelsey Skvoretz highlighted the company’s winning entry for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Social Determinants of Health Data Visualization Challenge. Our Community Connector tool was designed to help local community members and policy makers understand how social determinants of health are associated with health outcomes in their regions, and foster collaboration among counties in areas such as peer-to-peer learning, sharing of best practices, and effective interventions.
Our experts will present at the following main conference sessions at NAHDO:
- “Killing Fee-for-Service to Save Rural Health,” a panel moderated by senior director of business development Sule Gerovich
- “Using All-Payer Claims Databases to Improve Physician Workforce Studies,” with researcher Priya Shanmugam
- “Using All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) APCDs to Analyze Cost Drivers and Equity: Inpatient and ED Spending and Utilization in Connecticut,” with researchers KeriAnn LaSpina and Marian V. Wrobel
- “Mining Municipal Wastewater for Pandemics, Public Health, and More,” presented by senior statistician Aparna Keshaviah and lead data scientist Xindi Hu
- “Measuring Potentially Avoidable Hospital Utilization Among Medicare Beneficiaries in Rural Communities,” presented by senior researcher Evelyn Li
We look forward to furthering our partnerships with the National Association of Health Data Organizations through this conference and collaborations with its members.
To learn more about Mathematica’s state health work, contact Bailey Orshan.