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Big-Data: Big problems to analyze health and healthcare data?
The Health Economics Association, with support from the BBVA Foundation, is sponsoring the Pre-Congressional Workshop “Big-Data: Big problems to analyze health and healthcare data?” which will take place before the 35th Health Economics Conference.
The objective of the workshop is to explore the potential for leveraging big data and using it to aid health and healthcare services research. The workshop will deal with the relevant aspects of big data, focusing on strategies for reducing bias and increasing the likelihood of meaningful findings from real world data. Genuine examples will be used to illustrate the various approaches.
The main speaker will be Sebastian Schneeweiss, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Harvard Medical School and Vice Chief of the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Professor Schneeweiss is a highly respected, internationally acclaimed researcher with extensive subject matter expertise. While he outlines the benefits and challenges presented by big data, a panel of discussants – Francisco Estupiñán, Jaime Pinilla, Enrique Bernal-Delgado, Gabriel Sanfélix and Salvador Peiró – will provide a local perspective on the application of this methodology in Spain.
The workshop therefore presents an excellent opportunity for acquiring a basic understanding of how to leverage big data as well as its practical application in health and healthcare services research.