March Employer Forum

Drew Tarab

Intro to medical economics – Using real-world data to uncover and address health care cost and utilization drivers

Guest speaker: Drew Tarab, senior director of informatics, Providence Health Plan

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lunch will be served.

Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97205


Medical costs continue to rise, with many opinions about why and what to do about it. Whether at the national, state or health system level, understanding these costs, the drivers behind them and which strategies will positively influence them require health care expertise combined with big data analysis. Is an observed cost shift merely random, due to economic forces, changes in benefit designs, new medical management initiatives or some combination? Once identified, how do you develop an effective response?

Join us for a revealing discussion with Drew Tarab, Providence Health Plan medical economist, focusing on how the analysis of Providence data to is being used to uncover, respond to and get ahead of the key drivers of health care cost and utilization at Providence Health Plan.

To attend, please RSVP to Becky Larson at 503-574-6247 or becky.larson@providence.org no later than March 4.