The Promise of Big Data in Improving Cancer Care

ACPE UAN #:   0233-0000-17-003-H04-P  

Release Date:  May 27, 2017

Expiration Date:  May 27, 2020

Activity Type:  Knowledge-based  

Credit Hours:  0.5 contact hours 

Activity Fee:  Member: $15.00  Non-Member:  $30.00  

Activity Overview: 

What becomes possible when you link epidemiologic data to health insurance claims data? That’s one of the many innovative questions being explored at the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR). The HICOR IQ oncology informatics platform integrates cancer registry data (from the Cancer Surveillance System, part of the National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results [SEER] program) and enrollment and claims data from two large regional commercial insurers that cover more than 2.5 million lives. The goal is to enable performance reporting in oncology as a first step in guiding improvements that increase value in cancer care. This session will provide an overview of HICOR IQ and the related HICOR initiatives focused on promoting consistency, cost-effectiveness, and better outcomes of cancer treatment. Through a series of illustrative case studies, you will discover what becomes possible when you can track the patient experience more completely and identify areas for targeted intervention. 

Target audience:   This program was designed for managed care pharmacists and those with an interest in the management of specialty pharmacy utilization and spend.

Learning Objectives:

1. Explain how analytics derived from an integrated, multisource data platform can be used to inform interventions that improve the outcomes and value of patient care. 
2. Identify challenges associated with creating and maintaining a database that combines treatment, cost, and outcomes data from surveillance registries, electronic medical records, insurance claims, and patient-reported information. 
3. Discuss the potential of an interactive process that engages patients, providers, and payers in identifying opportunities and testing interventions aimed at improving care.  

Method and CE Requirements:   

Participants should claim continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for this Specialty Pharmacy Connect home study activity, only if they have not claimed credit for the live activity presented in conjunction with AMCP Annual Meeting 2017. CPE credit will be processed through the AMCP Learn portal and reported directly to CPE Monitor.  Please allow 72 hours for processing and posting in your NABP CPE Monitor account .

Pharmacists interested in obtaining CPE credit must:

  • Review the full content of the activity.
  • Complete a Post-Test which requires a passing score of 70% or higher.  It may be taken a maximum of three times.
  • Complete a specific evaluation. 

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Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-17-003-H04-P 0.5 Contact Hours March 27, 2017 - March 27, 2020