Policy and Data Analysis
GRC engages leading healthcare and statistical experts to analyze large health care data bases and inform policy decisions; evaluate quality improvement and cost management strategies; and identify patterns of potential fraud and abuse for government health care purchasers.
GRC staff and partnering expert faculty have wide-ranging experience in the management and analysis of large health care data bases. This includes expertise from a variety of perspectives, including medicine, health economics, pharmacoeconomics, pharmacy practice, health services research and policy, operations research, epidemiology and statistics/biostatistics.
This expertise allows GRC the flexibility to provide clients with services tailored to meet their needs. Because of GRCs collaborative relationship with Ohio’s universities, access to additional expertise in a short timeframe is virtually unlimited.
Whether the task is measuring the performance of a health care delivery system at the plan, hospital, group, or practice level; evaluating the impact of a drug formulary, prior authorization, health and wellness, and care management programs; or forecasting expenditures and evaluating the impact of plan design changes, the GRC has the expertise to work with a leadership team to frame the right questions, analyze the data, and provide actionable information. Furthermore, GRC can provide implementation guidance, ongoing support, evaluation, and relationship building.
The GRC works directly with your Data Warehouse/Decision Support technology vendors to access health care data at its location in a secure encrypted technology, HIPAA compliant environment. Additionally, many GRC staff are expert users of statistical analysis and data mining tools in SAS, SPSS, and STATA.