The group has extensive experience in integrating data from disparate data sources as well as mapping concepts to standard terminologies. Many of these terminologies included are from the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) and include ICD-9/10, SNOMED, CPT and RxNorm. The group employs several automated methods developed in house to assist in mapping and categorizing data.
We recently assisted a faculty member in Pharmacy to provide a mapping from NDC drug codes to pharmaceutical classes; this work helped support a recent publication and abstract:
Bhattacharjee S, Goldstone L, Warholak T. Prevalence, Patterns and Predictors of Psychotropic Polypharmacy Among Elderly Individuals with Parkinson's Disease In Long Term Care Settings In The United States. J Parkinsons Dis. 2016 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26756742.
Bhattacharjee S, Goldstone L, Warholak T. National Estimates of Prevalence and Patterns of Psychotropic Polypharmacy Among Elderly Individuals with Parkinson's Disease in Nursing Home and Home Healthcare Settings in the United States. Value Health. 2015 Nov;18(7):A879. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2015.09.060. Epub 2015 Oct 20. PubMed PMID: 26534707. Presented at the ISPOR 5th Latin America Conference, Santiago, Chile, September 2015. Winner of the ‘ISPOR Poster Finalist Award, ISPOR 5th Latin America Conference, Santiago, Chile, 2015.