Payers recognize the importance of healthcare analytics to achieving improved care delivery, effectiveness, and cost. But fueling these technologies requires reliable, high-quality data in order to yield applicable and useful results — junk in, junk out — and many payers report low confidence in the ability of their organizations to fulfill that requirement according to consulting firm North Highland.
At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Leanne Metcalfe, PhD, spearheads the payer’s work to design data- driven solutions for some of the state’s (and country’s) largest employers. Currently, the Executive Director of Data Science leads an interdisciplinary decision intelligence team of individuals with data science, machine learning, and clinical and research backgrounds. In this webcast, Metcalfe will detail best practices for data quality and management that support innovation at BCBSTX.
- Developing a forward-looking data governance strategy
- Identifying and working with disparate data sources
- Meeting the data needs of providers, employers, and beneficiaries