Practical Applications of Health Data

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 1:25pm - 2:25pm
Lind 305
Arnaub Chatterjee (Merck & Co., Inc.)
This talk aims to delineate how different players of the healthcare ecosystem are taking advantage of data liquidity and how data is being utilized to align the practice of medicine to evidence-based care. We will discuss the evolution of big data (including claims, clinical, genomic and social media data, among others) in the healthcare ecosystem and different types of structured and unstructured data will be reviewed. The use of technology and analytics to structure and present information will be examined. The talk will focus heavily on real world case studies to draw insights from payer, provider, government, pharmaceutical and the startup domains to see how organizations are using real world data to create pathways to value.

Arnaub Chatterjee is Director of the Data Science and Insights group at Merck. Additionally, he serves as Lecturer in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University and is Teaching Associate in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. At Merck, he is responsible for leading ventures and partnerships with academic medical centers, payers and technology companies around the novel use of health data and analytics in improving patient care.

Previously, he worked for the Obama Administration serving as an advisor to former Chief Technology Officers Todd Park and Bryan Sivak at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). At HHS, he co-led efforts for the Health Data Initiative, designed the platform, and launched the Innovation Fellows Program. He previously worked in the Secretary's Office as a lead policy analyst on healthcare fraud and abuse policy initiatives around the Affordable Care Act. Prior to government service, he spent a number of years as a strategy consultant at Deloitte Consulting, advising hospitals, payers and state governments on how to navigate financial and policy challenges.

Arnaub's work has appeared in a variety of publications, including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the American Journal for Managed Care and he has presented at a number of conferences ranging from South by Southwest to the Society of General Internal Medicine. He sits on the boards of the Sloan Program at Cornell University and the Stanford Medicine X Precision Medicine initiative. He holds graduate degrees in health administration (MHA) and public administration (MPA) from Cornell University and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.