We would like to introduce a new workgroup focussed on the development of methods and software for calculating healthcare resource utilization and costs. We are seeking individuals who would be interested in joining this workgroup and are looking for feedback from the community. Thoughts and ideas collected will be shared in this thread or in related thread.
This initiative aims to support the need for descriptive summary statistics for use cases in Health Services Research. Our special focus is on health economics, health insurance, actuarial and financing use cases that have not been the traditional strong suite of OHDSI. The output of the workgroup will be specifications that will facilitate building software tools that augment current OHDSI capability for cohort characterization by incorporating into tools like Atlas ability to perform health economic and health services feature extraction from a cohort. Once completed, this will allow researchers to produce a standard set of tables with certain degree of customizations.
Please reply to the forum post if you are interested in participating.