Archive of healthcare data

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Trend Topic: How the ACA is Changing Health Care Analytics

By Syed Mehmud, ASA, FCA, MAAA Actuaries have always been in the business of data. Centuries ago the work involved scanning clerical ledgers to create the first mortality tables. Today, human activ

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Trend Topic: Mining Electronic Health Records

By Lillian L. Dittrick, FSA, MAAA Hospitals and health systems are increasingly designed to excel at the Triple Aim of providing patients with quality care and optimal experience at a lower cost.

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Q&A with the Predictive Analytics Experts from the 2016 SOA Health Meeting

During this week’s 2016 SOA Health Meeting, the Society of Actuaries will host a panel discussion entitled “Health Care’s Sea Change: How Predictive Analytics is Improving the Way we Deliver Qua

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Tips for Getting into the Predictive Analytics Health Sector

The SOA recently launched a campaign to increase and expand the perception of actuaries as predictive analytics experts, specifically in the healthcare industry. To support this important initiative

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In the News: Health Actuarial Insights

Healthcare data and health insurance rates are some of the news items you may have recently read involving actuaries. In fact, SOA member perspectives were referenced in national articles and health i

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Understanding the Impact of Severe Weather on Healthcare Utilization

In February I had the opportunity to attend and present at the National Tornado Summit in Oklahoma City. I discussed joint actuarial research on severe climate, including on post-catastrophe heal

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