Mathematica Introduces New Offering to Unlock Data for Innovation in Health Care

Mathematica Introduces New Offering to Unlock Data for Innovation in Health Care

The Health Data Innovation Lab merges health policy expertise and cutting-edge digital solutions so health organizations can unlock data insights, foster innovation, and empower users to thrive in the evolving health care landscape
Apr 09, 2024
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Mathematica today announced the launch of the Health Data Innovation Lab (The Lab), a digital operational hub for government agencies, foundations, medical centers, and other health organizations to collaborate with data scientists and health policy experts. The Lab uses an advanced tech stack to unlock data insights for innovative health solutions.

“Challenges in health care data abound. In many cases, organizations either have data and don’t know what to do with it, or their data is like Swiss cheese—some solid material, but a lot of holes,” said Ngan MacDonald, director of data innovations and Mathematica’s Health Data Innovation Lab. “Add to that privacy and ethical concerns, and we certainly understand why it’s so difficult to innovate in health care. Regardless of where an organization is in their data journey—whether they’re looking to make their data easier to use, more accessible, and understandable, or evaluating new data solutions—the Health Data Innovation Lab provides a safe and secure digital sandbox to meet their specific health data needs. It can help drive innovation for their customers through expert collaboration and cutting-edge tech.”

Through The Lab, organizations can workshop and experiment with data via Mathematica’s access to various data sets, including real-world health data for public health purposes. They can also tap into The Lab’s vast expertise in health policy, data, health equity, and technology, and Mathematica’s decades of experience partnering with organizations across the health ecosystem. Organizations will have access to additional collaborative expertise through academic and industry partners specializing in fields such as artificial intelligence, privacy and security, data linkage, and market-specific leadership. These relationships could produce a range of advances, from new architecture for data solutions to products that will provide significant breakthroughs for health care. Examples of issues The Lab can address include the following:

  • Helping federal, state, and private sector organizations that are awash in data use them in a way that increases quality and efficiency of health care
  • Supporting health organizations working to validate and improve homegrown predictive models with national data
  • Assisting foundations to refine investment strategies or validate the size and funding of their health priorities

“Mathematica understands how data fits into the health care ecosystem and how it can be used to drive innovation,” added Noland Joiner, vice president and chief technology officer of health care at Mathematica. “Our experience making program data easy to understand and use, along with our expertise in a range of methodologies, puts us in a unique position to advance the programs that improve well-being for the populations our clients serve.”

Mathematica’s first webinar on the Health Data Innovation Lab, Is it Time to Pump the Brakes—or Hit the Gas—on Health AI? will take place Tuesday, May 7 at 2:00 p.m. ET. All are welcome to register for this event.

For further questions on The Lab, please contact Ngan MacDonald.