Data generated from technology-driven transactions related to insurance billing, pharmacy claims processing, patient monitoring, provider documentation and other sources continues to grow presenting rich sources of information to support pharmacy research. As recognized by the American Society for Health –Systems Pharmacists Pharmacy, informatics plays a key role in analyzing these data for the purposes of understanding performance, evaluating processes, and reporting, predicting, and harvesting new information to create new knowledge for improving outcomes. PCHS faculty have expertise in the use of numerous different informatics data sources to conduct research.
Commercial Health Plan Billing Data
Federal Claims Data Sources
- Medicaid Analytical Extract Files
- Medicare Claims Data Files
- Medicare Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Data