I am excited to announce that Sharp Statistical Sciences has officially launched! Watch for more original content and useful resources. For the moment, here is a selection of the things we have been reading and doing.
On June 25 2015 the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") in King v. Burwell.
Here are some comments from the field:
CHCF Statement on June 25 Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act
AHIP Statement on Supreme Court Ruling
SCOTUS Ruling Fallout: The Supreme Court upholds the ACA subsidies, and the political reaction is misleading.
King v Burwell – implications for workers’ comp
Disclosure: Sharp Statistical Sciences and Jesse Sharp are supporters of the ACA and proponents of universal coverage/single payer health care in the United States. We also believe in the importance of managed care, workers’ compensation coverage and health insurance.
On June 11 2015 I attended a Health Affairs sponsored event:
The Medi-Cal Waiver: Perspectives On Promoting Health System Improvement In California at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento
A recording and slides are here:
We have had the privilege in the past of working on basic waiver enrollee demographics and costs for certain Medi-Cal nursing home waivers. Waiver programs are an important part of allowing states to service their unique Medicaid populations while controlling costs.
Data Science from Johns Hopkins on Coursera
At the beginning of June I started Signature Track Certification in Data Science. This is a very popular certificate series that gets quite mixed reviews (see here, here and here). The R programming class and R programming in general will be receiving a lot more coverage on our blog in the coming weeks.
Classes I have coming up for July are “Getting and Cleaning Data” and “Exploratory Data Analysis.” These should be fun little refresher courses as well as introduce me to some more modern ways of retrieving and talking about data.
Feel free to share your thoughts on these or other health care topics you are interested in.
Jesse Sharp is an expert in the analysis of health care data. Passionate about data and the ethics of analysis he writes on topics related to medicine, public health and statistics. More...