Eric Olmsted, PhD is a health economist with over 20 years of experience working with health data for a variety of health analytics organizations including IHCIS (now Optum), RTI International, Health Dialog, and CVS Health. He is an advanced data science programmer with primary experience using administrative health data to generate service categorization logic, build risk adjustment and predictive models, develop reporting algorithms, disease burden studies, cost effectiveness analysis, and perform program evaluations.
Dr. Olmsted has worked with an enormous variety of health insurance data including national payers (United, Aetna), regional payers (BCBS organizations, etc.), Medicare, and all-payer claims data. Since the beginning of his career, he has used medical, pharmacy, dental and vision claims to perform a variety of evaluations including physician profiling and geographic health utilization analytics. Dr. Olmsted is an expert at creating clean, logical, and consistent health databases from raw claims, EMR data, as well as primary data from health tech solutions, and has designed multiple data intake processes that include quality review and data warehousing. He possesses a unique combination of technical proficiency and communication skills that enables him to deliver results and generate excitement and buy-in from clients as well as internal constituencies.
Dr. Olmsted holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Connecticut.