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The Optum difference

  • We are direct recipients of our data assets versus being secondary data aggregators.
  • We can link data assets using deterministic versus probabilistic matching.
  • We are able to translate our research into meaningful change in the health care ecosystem.
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Find our HEOR experts at upcoming events

November 6-9
Vienna, Austria

Meet with us to discuss your HEOR needs.

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December 10-13
New Orleans, LA

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Leaders with deep domain expertise and industry knowledge

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Paul Buzinec, MS
Vice President of Operations, Health Economics and Outcomes Research

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Our HEOR capabilities and expertise span several therapeutic areas. We invite you to learn more about our leaders and see examples of our work.

Our leaders

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Proven capabilities

  • Administrative claims data (medical, pharmacy, laboratory)
  • Electronic health records (EHR)
  • Development of curated analytic datasets
  • Development of custom research platforms linking claims data to surveys and/or charts for longitudinal analyses


  • Surveys of patients identified in administrative claims; linking of surveys to claims data
  • Physician surveys
  • Panel surveys
  • Chart abstraction of patients identified in administrative claims; linking of charts to claims data
  • Manuscript preparation
  • Abstract and poster preparation
  • Literature reviews


  • Non-protocol driven analyses
  • Hypothesis generation
  • Post-hoc analyses
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Experienced staff

  • Demonstrated leadership in study design, oversight of project execution, client collaboration, and dissemination
  • Broad experience in multivariate modeling and econometrics
  • Proficiency analyzing multiple data sources- claims, EHR, registry, survey, chart, device, trials
  • Expertise in: SAS, STATA, ACCESS, PERL, R, ASP, VBA/VB script, SQL and RUBY
  • Familiarity in: SUDAAN, MATLAB, JAVA, PHP, Shell, ASP.net, HTML, XML and C
  • Expertise in state-of-the-art survey methods
  • Able to execute all modes of data collection (mail, phone, web, PDA, in-person)
  • Manuscripts and systematic literature reviews
  • Abstracts and posters
  • Average 30+ publications and 50+ posters annually
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Areas of expertise

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Cardiovascular Disease

Developing research to advance the treatment of CVD, including dysrhythmia, hypertension and heart failure.

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Central Nervous System and Behavioral Health

Offering insightful, real-world research with retrospective claims and EHR data.

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Diabetes and Other Endocrine Diseases

Gaining insight on diabetes and other endocrine conditions.

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Infectious Disease

Combining real-world data and extensive therapeutic expertise to showcase the value of ID therapies.

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Oncology and Immunology

Offering expertise in solid tumors, hematologic malignancies and other inflammatory conditions.

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Respiratory Disease

Supporting our clients in evidence generation for asthma, COPD and other respiratory disease products.

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