Aug. 24, 2023

Sapna Prasad, PhD: Leveraging Data to Improve Patient Journeys

Sapna Prasad, PhD: Leveraging Data to Improve Patient Journeys

Data has always informed how we make decisions; the question is how can we best leverage it to improve patient journeys?

In this episode, Sapna Prasad, senior director and head of Clarify Insights at Clarify Health Solutions joins us to discuss data best practices and practical applications for patients. Over the years, Sapna has seen patient journeys evolve to be laser-focused on merging data with a patient’s experience. Now more than ever, patients feel empowered to take charge of their healthcare, researching and gathering information to discuss with their healthcare providers. Sapna also mentions the inclusion of technology into the journeys and how the data is required to be linked to foresee and predict patterns across outcomes.

Data can tell many stories, but what is becoming relevant is how we organize it to enhance patient journeys.

About Sapna Prasad PhD:

Sapna brings over 10 years of experience working with different healthcare organizations in pharmacoeconomic and biomedical research. At Clarify, Sapna leads a team of 8 analysts/clinical informaticists responsible for delivering data-driven analytics to Clarify’s Payer and Provider customers. 

While at Clarify, Sapna has played an instrumental role as a subject matter expert in health economics and outcomes research and informatics. Before Clarify, Sapna was the pharmacoeconomic specialist at Yale Cancer Center, focused on building out a robust RWD/HEOR program to help address the misalignment between cost and outcomes in oncology. 

Sapna holds a Ph.D. in health economics from the University of Texas School of Public Health, an MSc in health, community, and development from the London School of Economics, and a BA from Baylor University in journalism and biology.

Things You’ll Learn:

  • Every day, new data helps physicians and patients make data-informed decisions. 
  • Patient journeys are not new in healthcare, yet they are constantly evolving.
  • Every patient's interaction with a healthcare system is part of their patient journey.
  • Patients are now more empowered about their healthcare. 
  • Platforms like WebMD make information and data accessible to anyone anywhere. 
  • Technology is essential to predict and understand certain patterns in health outcomes.