Deep Data Analysis and Intelligent Policy Design

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In a new episode of PolicyCast, CHDS faculty Soroush Saghafian and colleague Amitabh Chandra discuss the important role of data analysis and smart policy design in fixing the healthcare sector.

Saghafian and Chandra bring attention to important lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting how well-intentioned but quick-fix policies can end up doing more harm than good. Other examples discussed include the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. They urge policymakers to follow intelligently designed policies that are based on deep analyses of data.

Podcast host Ralph Ranalli engages Saghafian and Chandra in a critical conversation that not only points to some of the main challenges in the healthcare sector, but also suggests important solutions.

Learn more: Listen to the PolicyCast Episode with Professors Saghafian and Chandra
Learn more: The Impact of COVID-19 and the Trend in Hospital Closures with Professor Saghafian

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