Deep Dive Into Real World Data

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    We are excited to announce that Axtria’s Randy Risser and Sudeep Saha will be running a deep-dive workshop on Real World Data at PMSA’s 2017 Winter Symposium. The event takes place from January 12-13 at the Hilton Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, California. Axtria's workshop starts at 9:45am on Friday. 

    Workshop attendees will take part in hands-on exercises using patient level data. Exercises will focus on how to summarize and visualize longitudinal patient data using a ‘patient journey’ framework, and will have the group exploring data and defining business rules to generate insights about selected patient populations.

    Randy and Sudeep will focus on the most frequently encountered sources, including electronic health records, medical and Rx claims, and diagnostic testing data from labs. The workshop will address practical challenges such as setting up an environment for data access considering the daunting size of many RWE sources. They will discuss the ‘workbench’ required for RWE data sources and appropriate technologies for storing, blending, analysis and visualization.

    As RWE data sources are a significant cost, they will discuss how to make the most of this investment. This includes tips for demonstrating value quickly, removing barriers to data access and integrating the data into practical business applications. They’ll also share a powerful approach to problem solving that combines ‘deductive’ hypothesis-driven analysis with ‘inductive’ analysis that lets the data speak. Case examples will be presented from a practitioner’s perspective, covering:

    • Defining objectives
    • Specification of required data
    • Developing an analysis plan
    • Creating outputs

    When done properly, RWE becomes integrated into a broad range of analyses across the organization. The session will leave you with a capability building blueprint that provides a template for developing your end-state vision and roadmap to get there.

    If you haven’t yet registered, you can still get early-bird rates until December 15. Full details are available at

    We hope to see you there!