Use of Large Public Health Datasets for Comparative Effectiveness Research

Seminar Date: 
Seminar Time: 
11am - 12pm
Seminar Location: 
The Offices at Baum - Room 407A
Jeremy Kahn, MD

Comparative effectiveness research (CER) is increasingly emphasized as a strategy for improving decision making on the part of patient, clinicians and health policy makers. Large public health data sets such as those provided by Medicare and Medicaid are a vital resource for CER, however there are numerous barriers to successful use. In this talk, we will review available public health data for CER, discuss novel informatics and information technology approaches for managing these data, and go over several practical examples of how public health are being used in innovative CER.