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Sample HSI Analysis Projects

Title: Designing the Maryland Medical Care Encounter Database

Client: The Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care

The Maryland Health Care Access and Cost Commission (HCACC) was authorized by the Maryland State legislature to create a statewide all payer claims database for health policy analysis. Acting as a consultant to the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, HSI was given a leading role in designing the specifications of the Maryland's all-payer database based on earlier experience working with claims data. HSI continued its involvement with HCACC's Independent Verification and Validation of the Maryland Medical Care Database.
Title: Technology Transfer of Claims Data analysis

Client: The Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care

HSI completed a technology transfer project with the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care (DFMC). During the course of the project, fifteen one day tutorials were conducted with the DFMC health policy analyst team. These projects culminated in DFMC successfully replication of their own provider profiles using their own software and analysts.
Title: General Health Systems/ Economics Consulting

Client: United Health Group

Dates: October 1, 1996 - Present

HSI is currently consulting on health economics and outcomes research initiatives.Work to date has included review of internal research protocols and methods to evaluate the value of external disease management organizations.
Title: Using Claims Data to Identify Physician Practice Style

Client: Proprietary

HSI created the specifications for extracting teb years of claims data from a large insurer. This work was completed as a part of a large multi-year research project. This database was used to identify the impact of physician practice style on primary care provider cost and referral patterns.