Andy Choens is a data scientist at Acuitas in Troy, NY. He earned his B.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA and his MSW from SUNY Albany in Albany, NY. Andy then worked as a program evaluator for Hornby Zeller Associates for seven years working primarily in child welfare, juvenile justice, and elder care. Andy then spent two years at the New York State Department of Health where he led the internal evaluation of the New York State Health Homes initiative. At Acuitas, Andy is responsible for data architecture, reporting, evaluation, and office birthdays. In addition to enjoying books on Bayesian statistics, Andy enjoys mountain biking, downhill skiing, and rock climbing.
(Innovative Data and Analytics Transformation, Population Health, Quality — Course Level: Beginning)
Medical practices are critical to fighting COVID-19, and they are on the frontlines of the ongoing shift toward value-based care. Value is the currency that increasingly matters to health care, and becomes even more critical for survival in the more competitive New Normal. Learn how advanced analytics—and integrating analysts as part of a team that uses actionable data—are creating positive health outcomes at low cost for independent medical practices and, ultimately, patients, in these areas:
- COVID-19 response and tracking.
- The ABCs of measures: Shared Savings, CDPHP Enhanced Primary Care Initiative (EPC), PQRS, CPCI, MSSP, MACRA, and more.
- Point-of-care, pre-visit planning.
- Patient access.
- Coding and compliance.