Catherine E. Cooke, PharmD, BCPS

Dr Cooke is Research Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, and President, PosiHealth, Baltimore, MD

Authored Items

Big Data in Cancer Care: Limitations of Drug Claims

March 2016, Vol 7, No 2 - Employers’ Perspective

As one part of an ongoing macrotheme regarding big data, understanding the benefits and limitations of using drug claims in employer-based population health is an important topic for employers in their health plan coverage strategies. Pharmacy claims are a common source of data used to describe the uses of cancer medications by employees and by their covered family members. Despite the availability of these data and a plethora of analyses, however, several limitations must be considered when interpreting drug use data. [ Read More ]