MILI Upcoming Events
The University of Minnesota is hosting its first health data competition. The goal of the competition is to promote interdisciplinary dialogue around real-world healthcare challenges and provide innovative solutions using data science tools and methodologies. This event encourages graduate students across the Twin Cities campus to practice, enhance, and showcase their understanding of real-world healthcare problems and their abilities to solve them with innovative use of data science. Students will be asked to explore a newly released pharmaceutical use and cost data set from the Minnesota Department of Health with the goal of generating innovative insights and recommendations pertaining to rising drug costs. Join us for this collaborative opportunity!
February 17-March 12: Registration is open.
March 2: Introduction to MDH data webinar. View webinar slides and the recorded webinar HERE
March 18: Competition Kick-Off and Data Release Event
April 10: Project submissions due
April 16: Finalist presentations.
MILI Lecture Series featuring Ralph Hall, JD - Webinar
The Constitutionality of the ACA - Current Status, Implications, and Next Steps
Recently, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision by a federal district court that the minimum essential coverage provision, a key element of the Affordable Care Act, is unconstitutional. The appellate court also addressed the question of severability - namely what other aspects of the ACA, if any, are also invalid as a result of the unconstitutionality of the individual mandate. Remember that the district court had held that all of the ACA is invalid as a result of the unconstitutionality of the individual mandate. The appellate court, however, held that a more nuanced assessment of severability is needed and remanded the case back to the district court. The Supreme Court has now said that it will hear the case.
Join Ralph Hall, JD, to discuss the constitutional issues raised by this case, current implications, and possible resolutions.
Social Determinants of Health Symposium - EVENT CHANGED TO WEBINAR
Join MILI for presentations from industry experts on unique best practices and a panel discussion on the Social & Business Value of Measuring and Addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) in the health care system.
SDoH shape the well-being and health of individuals, impact health equity, and drive a large fraction of healthcare costs. While a growing number of public and private initiatives emphasize SDoH, they are executed in silos. There is a need to better connect the healthcare system to social services and public initiatives within a community context.
Advanced registration is required.
In our February webinar, Prof. Hannah Neprash joined Prof. Pinar Karaca-Mandic in a conversation about Prof. Neprash's new publication on how physician workforce turnover contributes to changes in physician organizations.
Visit the Healthcare Research Bytes series website to register for upcoming webinars and to view past webinars.