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Civis Healthcare: The Rx For Healthcare Analytics

by Crystal S.

At Civis, we often find that a solution we’ve created for one industry can be adapted to solve a similar problem in another because foundationally, the data and statistical problems are drastically similar, even if the clients themselves are as different as night and day. From the outside, our data scientists can be considered generalists in that they may be...

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A Data Scientist’s View into the Cancer Moonshot Project: Part 3, Data Sharing

A Data Scientist’s View into the Cancer Moonshot Project: Part 3, Data Sharing

by Ola T.

Over the past few months, a team at Civis led by our CEO, Dan Wagner, has worked on researching and writing a report for Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative. In this report, we analyzed how cancer research might benefit from better use of data and analytics and provided recommendations around three topic areas: Data infrastructure Data sharing People and...

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A Data Scientist’s View into the Cancer Moonshot Project: Part 2, Data Sharing

A Data Scientist’s View into the Cancer Moonshot Project: Part 2, Data Sharing

by Katie M.

Over the past few months, we worked on a project that’s a little different from our usual work: researching and writing a report for Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative. In this report, we analyzed how cancer research might benefit from better use of data and analytics. Our recommendations were organized around three major themes: What kind of computational infrastructure...

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A Data Scientist’s View into the Cancer Moonshot Project: Part 1, Data Infrastructure

A Data Scientist’s View into the Cancer Moonshot Project: Part 1, Data Infrastructure

by Katie M.

Working at Civis, I’m able to use my PhD both on data science research and development and real world problems. Recently, I teamed up with my colleagues, including our CEO, Dan Wagner, to provide data recommendations for Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative (you can read Dan’s thoughts here). Our efforts resulted in a full report that was presented at...

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The Healthcare Discussion on Twitter after the ACA Decision: Are we back to Square One?

The Healthcare Discussion on Twitter after the ACA Decision: Are we back to Square One?

by Keith I.

Here at Civis, we’re very interested in studying how events shape public opinion. Survey research is one great way to track public discourse, but ambient data from social media provides an excellent look at the organic conversation around an issue or event. We’ve been using Twitter to track US discussion on access to healthcare for months now, and the overall...

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The Medicaid Counterfactual: How we ran the simulation

The Medicaid Counterfactual: How we ran the simulation

by Civis Analytics

Last week, after the first article about our work on predicting the uninsured went out the Upshot posed an interesting question to Civis and Enroll: could we run a simulation wherein all states expanded Medicaid? To understand how we did this, it helps to take a step back to understand a bit about our methodology. We interviewed thousands of people...

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Obamacare: Who Was Helped Most

Obamacare: Who Was Helped Most

by Civis Analytics

“Now a large set of data “” from Enroll America, the group trying to sign up people for the program, and from the data firm Civis Analytics “” is allowing a much clearer picture. The data shows that the law has done something rather unusual in the American economy this century: It has pushed back against inequality, essentially redistributing income...

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A Formula to Find the Uninsured Around the Country

by Civis Analytics

Enroll America is an organization with a big job: to find the uninsured around the country and persuade them to sign up for health insurance. It needs a good way to find them. The organization realized early that it would need a detailed picture of just who was uninsured int he country and where they lived. [Enroll America] partnered with...

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City Uses New Technology to Target Women, Encourage Mammography

by Civis Analytics

“CHICAGO ““ The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has joined Civis Analytics to conduct targeted outreach to uninsured women on the City’s South Side. The initiative encourages these women to take advantage of City-funded mammogram services. To identify the women most likely to be uninsured, Chicago-based analytics firm, Civis Analytics, used a combination of private and public data to...

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