Leveraging big data in population health management
This research was conducted by Timothy S. Wells, Ronald J. Ozminkowski, Kevin Hawkins, Gandhi R. Bhattarai, and Douglas G. Armstrong. It was published in the journal Population Health Management. The paper discusses how big data analytics can be used to support a population health program for individuals who purchased an AARP Medigap plan, supplementing their fee-for-service Medicare coverage. The study highlights the use of various types of data, including health risk appraisal surveys, telephone-based assistance services, and Medicare claims data, to manage these programs.