Center For Health Information and Analysis

About Center For Health Information and Analysis

The mission of the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) is to enhance the transparency of the Massachusetts health care system and to provide objective, reliable information and meaningful analysis for those seeking to improve health care quality, affordability, access and outcomes. CHIA is the agency of record for Massachusetts health care information and acts as the principal repository for health care data collected by the Commonwealth and is responsible for maintaining such data in a secure payer and provider claims database, known as the Massachusetts All Payer Claims Database (MA APCD). By law enacted in 2012, CHIA was established as an independent agency of the Commonwealth. Prior to the passage of this law, many of the functions and responsibilities of CHIA were performed by the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy.


Data Analyst Intern

June 2018 - August 2018 Boston, MA
“I liked my internship at CHIA. Since healthcare is so integrated across payers, providers, and patients, it’s interesting to consider the viewpoints of health insurance agents and hospitals providers. I’ve been on calls with both insurance actuaries and representatives from health insurance payers, and it's interesting to hear how they calculate and evaluate their utilization metrics My coworkers and supervisors were all very welcoming and supportive. I also found working at the “hub” of Massachusetts health informatics interesting because you can see the healthcare game from a more birds eye view. ”
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