Applying Informatics Data to Research

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.

Data Sources

Commercial Health Plan Billing Data

Federal Claims Data Sources

Electronic Health Record Data Sources

National Survey Data Sources