Course Detail

Healthcare Data for Researchers (40912, 50 Unit Course)

Course Description by Faculty

  • Adelman, Dan
  • Content

    **Please note this class meets in weeks 1, 2, 5, 8, 9 during the Spring 2023 quarter.**

    One of the significant challenges in conducting research using healthcare data is that due to HIPAA regulations, researchers cannot learn about, explore, and experiment with patient-level data without a Data Use Agreement, purchasing the data, and ingesting the data into a secure computing environment.   This a time consuming and expensive process, and thus poses a substantial barrier to initiating research in this space.

    In this course, Ph.D. students will work with national claims data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS), using the CMS Limited Data Set housed at Booth for instructional purposes.   Students will receive instruction on using and interpreting this data, and will conduct a major project to replicate a published study or complete a proposed project of their own.   After completing this course, students will be well-prepared to conduct research using national claims data.

    Enrollment in the course is by application

    • An informational webinar will be held February 2, 11:30am-12:00pm CT.
    • Apply online. Application will open February 3 and will close February 10.
    • Applicants will be notified of their status by February 21.
  • Prerequisites
    Students must apply and receive notification they are accepted.
    • PhD - students only

    • Application-based course

  • Grades
    • No auditors

  • No Syllabus Available
  • Spring 2023Section: 40912-50W 8:30AM-11:30AMHarper Center3A - Seminar Room50-Units: All Weeks
    In-Person Only
Description and/or course criteria last updated: February 3 2023