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Oklahoma State University
Center for Health Systems Innovation

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Data Analytics





Pankush Kalgotra maps over 50 million patients health data and depicts diseases. Two diseases are linked by a line if patients develop them simultaneously. The human body image “Human: A Universe of Diseases” depicts the array of diseases associated organ or area as present in the data. The larger the dot, the more incidences of disease.

CHSI Data Analytics Team analyzes Cerner Health Facts data to improve clinical and financial outcomes.

 The hope of big data is the acceleration of health care insights to ultimately bring the future of healthcare closer.

logo  Cerner, a global provider of health care information technology, donated to OSUCHSI the use of the Cerner Health Facts database, a comprehensive source of de-identified real-world data that is a collected by-product of patient care. In congruence with Cerner’s mission to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities, CHSI analyzes Health Facts. It is a HIPAA compliant database collected from participating clinical facilities starting in 2000. It is the industry’s only data source that uses a comprehensive clinical record with pharmacy, laboratory, admission and billing data that is time-stamped and sequenced. The data source is identified to region. The areas where the data can give insight is boundless and we work to harness this strength for our own mission.

Cerner Health Facts:

  • Comprehensive source of de-identified, real-world, HIPAA-compliant data
  • Industry’s only data set that includes comprehensive record with:
  • Pharmacy data
  • Laboratory data
  • Clinical events data
  • Admission data
  • Billing data

In addition to the Health Facts data, we partner with academic institutions, corporations and organizations to increase the diversity of our data including, but not limited to, Oklahoma health data, national consumer health data, and social media.

CHSI leads multiple efforts to ensure OSU data analytics students gain experience and receive training in healthcare data analytics. In addition to partnering with data analytics professors to provide data for class projects and employing graduate assistantship, CHSI offers students the opportunity to participate as a volunteer in the Health Data Explorers program. To inquire about student activities and volunteer opportunities, please see applications on the student page.