Big Data in Health Highlighted by CHAS and Colleagues

On August 4, 2016, the Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) partnered with the Computation Institute (CI) to co-host the Big Data in Health Workshop, a summer workshop event, intended to be “truly bold” and created by generous seed grant funding from the Big Ideas Generator (BIG) at the University of Chicago.  The workshop was intended to have three goals, including (1) to broaden the way we think about interdisciplinary collaboration necessary to advance data science at the University; (2) to build on ongoing data science projects; and (3) to stimulate new big data collaborations in health and health policy.  Select researchers and experts associated with various “big data” applications on campus, including cloud computing, informatics, EMRs, genomics, preventative analytics and evidence-based projects, were invited for an entire day of presentations and discussions to understand the state of big data on campus.  Participants seemed invigorated and eager to continue interdisciplinary events in the future and to use the workshop as a springboard to more truly bold endeavors, including a real opportunity having the University become a national center for analyzing health policy data.  Videos of presentations will be hosted on the CHAS YouTube channel.

Two Additional CHAS Fellows Named

CHAS is pleased to announce the following University of Chicago faculty have been named CHAS Fellows, based on their contributions to health policy and services research:

  • Waldo E. Johnson, Jr., PhD, MSW
    School of Social Service Administration
  • Alan Zarychta, PhD, MA
    School of Social Service Administration

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