It’s natural to reach for advanced analytics, machine learning, and other potentially transformational technologies in healthcare. That’s especially true in oncology where speed to diagnosis and speed to care are critical. However, there are fundamental data needs that must be mastered if we are going to be successful.
- A surprising number of physicians and health delivery organizations still do not fully grasp the importance of data nor how to use it to enhance care delivery
- Many provider organizations cling to a disabling view of HIPAA and other privacy laws that make them slow to share critical data when it’s needed most
- Data completeness and data fidelity issues continue to fly under the radar due to issues 1 and 2
Bottom line: You cannot hope to succeed in risk-based models until you stop putting all your patients into the same bucket. And you can’t do that until you’ve mastered these data fundamentals.
Learn how COTA helps its customers overcome these issues and puts them on a path to succeed in value-based care.
C.K. Wang, MD, Chief Medical Officer
An experienced community oncologist with extensive expertise in real-world data and evidence, Dr. Wang is a trained oncologist and hematologist who has served the Dallas/Fort Worth area for over a decade. Prior to leading COTA’s clinical and research operations he held leadership roles at Watson Health and USMD Arlington Health.
C. K.’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/c-k-wang-1973082a/
Offering the highest quality oncology real-world data from leading academic and community-based cancer centers and an advanced analytics platform, COTA partners with leading life sciences companies, providers, and payers to ensure that everyone touched by cancer has a clear path to the right care
Links and Resources
- We need more data to understand LGBTQ+ cancer disparities (fastcompany.com)
- Miami Cancer Institute Takes Action To Address Inequities in Cancer Care with Expanded COTA, Inc. Collaboration – COTA Healthcare
- Episode 46: HIMSS18: Stuart Goldberg, M.D. | Cota | Precision Payment
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