Topics for upcoming monthly administrative data users group meetings

Administrative data users’ group meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at 4:30pm on the 15th floor of Northwest Tower in the large conference room overlooking Forest Park. Since food is served, we do appreciate an RSVP. If you have any questions or would like to be added to our distribution list, please send an email to:


May 17, 2017: Christopher Dy and Sarah Yannascoli
Topic:  A Population-based Assessment of Mental Health Condition in Patients with Brachial Plexus Injuries

August 16: Derek Brown, George Warren Brown School of Social Work
Topic: Disparities in Medicaid Among Patients with Sickle Cell Disease

September 20: Jeffrey Scherrer, SLU Dept of Family and Community Medicine; SLU Center for Outcomes Research
Topic: Chronic prescription opioid use and risk of new onset depression in 3 large patient cohorts

November 15, 2017: Lisa Pollack, George Warren Brown School of Social Work
Topic: TBD

Date, TBD: Wen Hui Tan, General Surgery
    Topic: Nosocomial infections in trauma patients


Past meetings have covered the following topics (slides are available for many of the topics; send email if interested):

March 16: first meeting – introductions, discussions of future meeting topics

April 20: Practical considerations and pitfalls when designing research projects using H-CUP data (Pam Owens)

May 18: Working through an analytic question using administrative data (Pam Owens)

June 15: Once you’ve mastered the HCUP data, what’s next? Discussion of Medicare, Medicaid, private insurer, and other more complex data sources for clinical research (Margie Olsen)

October 19: Complex Modeling Using the NIS data (Kerry Bommarito, presented by Margie Olsen)

November 16 – Application of GIS (Geographic Information System) to claims data (Mario Schootman)

January 18: Using HCUP Data for Comparative Effectiveness Research (Seth Strope)

February 15: How to write a grant proposal to use administrative data (Margie Olsen, Mario Schootman)

March 21: Using Veterans Health Administration data for cancer outcomes research (Ken Carson)

April 18: Comparative Effectiveness Research using Linkage of SID (State Inpatient Database) to Cancer Registry Data (Ken Nepple)

May 16:  Using Multiple Imputation with Survey Data (Ben Cooper)

June 20: Tracking Procedures with Administrative Data: The Case for Central Lines in the ED (Dan Theodoro)

September 19: Potential applications of the MarketScan data (Margie Olsen)

October 10: Exploring pharmacy data (Rich Reichley/BJC)

November 14: CIDER: Overview and Uses of the Patient Data Warehouse (Leslie McIntosh)

December 19: The Inclusion of Comorbidity in Administrative Research (Jay Piccirillo, Seth Strope, Dorina Kallogjeri)

January 16: Using Recent History of Acute and Chronic Illness (RHACCI) to model effective age in Medicare beneficiaries (Mary Hartman)

February 20: Using administrative data for mental health services research (Ramesh Raghavan)

March 20: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Applications of Medicare Data (ResDAC presentation)

April 17: Claims Data: Source and Processing (ResDAC presentation)

June 19: Use of administrative data for research on hospital readmissions (Elna Nagasako)

July 17: Medical coding from a coder’s perspective (Rhonda Walker, BJC)

August 21: no meeting

September 18: Overview of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) (Bruce Hall)

October 16: No meeting due to conflict with IPH conference

November 20: Using linked HRS-Medicare data to understand the trajectories of patient-reported outcomes in cancer survivors (Anjali Deshpande)

January 15: Using MarketScan data for rare disease research (Kimberly Johnson)

February 19: Delayed-onset cytomegalovirus after solid-organ transplantation (Carlos Santos)

March 26: Evaluating Prevention Quality Indicators in the MarketScan database (Walt Sumner)

April 16: no meeting

May 21: Estimating Medicaid costs of child maltreatment from linked administrative and survey data (Derek Brown)

June 18: Research using administrative pharmacy data – the good, the bad and the ugly (Sharon Frazee, Doug Mager/Express Scripts, Inc.)

July 16, August 20: summer break

September 17: Malignancy and infection complications after transplantation (Vikas Dharnidharka)

October: no meeting

November 19: Comparison of Musculoskeletal Disorder Health Claims Between Construction Floor Layers and a General Working Population (Ann Marie Dale)

December: no meeting

January 21: Health and economic consequences of obesity: using public use national datasets (Su-Hsin Chang)

February: no meeting

March 18: Clinical Research and Medical Practice:  The good, the bad, and the ugly (Ken Schechtman)

April: no meeting

May 20: The Health Implications of Fracture Location in Elderly Fall Victims (Ryan Calfee)

June, July: Summer break

August 19: 30-Day Hospital Readmission Following Otolaryngology Surgery (Evan Graboyes)

September 16: VA Data Sources: An Overview (Ziyad Al-Aly)

October 21, 2015: Using large databases in lung cancer research (Varun Puri)

November 18, 2015: Total Joint Replacement: Identifying Disparities and Opportunities for Improvement (Christopher Dy)

December 16, 2015: no meeting

January 20: no meeting

February 17: Obesity Surveillance using Drivers’ License Records (Ben Cooper)

March 16: no meeting

April 20: Missouri ZIP Code Health Rankings: Deriving Sub-County Level Population Health Indices with Hospital Discharge Data Using the County Health Rankings Framework (Mat Reidhead, Hospital Industry Data Institute (HIDI); Vice President of Research and Analytics, Missouri Hospital Association)

May 18: no meeting

June 15: Working with procedures in administrative claims data: the devil is in the details (Katelin Nickel and Margie Olsen)

July 20, Aug 17: no meeting

Sept 21: Treatment and Outcome Disparities in MM Using the SEER-Medicare Database (Mark Fiala)

January 18: Combining Medicaid Administrative Data from Different Sources to Measure the Impact of the Affordable Care Act (Tim McBride)

February 15: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know to Submit a Successful PCORI Application (Seth Eisen)

April 19, 2017: SAS Macros – a guide to typing less and doing more (Matt Keller)