Dr. Edward M. Rafalski, Yale School of Public Health alumnus, has co-edited a new book, Healthcare Analytics: Foundations and Frontiers, which looks as the advantages and limitations of new data analysis techniques being introduced across public health and administration services.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and free market reforms in health care are generating a rapid change of pace. The “electronification” of medical records from paper to digital, which is required to meet the meaningful use standards set forth by the ACA, is advancing what and how information can be analyzed. Coupled with the advent of more computing power and big data analytics and techniques, practitioners now more than ever need to stay on top of these trends. This book presents a comprehensive look at health care analytics from population data to geospatial analysis using current case studies and data analysis examples in health.
Dr. Rafalski is currently a clinical assistant professor at University of Illinois School of Public Health.Tags: Friday Letter Submission, Publish on October 11