Health Population Statistics Database Management and Development - BC-355

Preferred Disciplines: Statistics
Project length:  4-12 months (1 or 2 units)
Desired start date: As soon as possible
Location: Vancouver, BC
No. of Positions: 1
Preferences: Language: English
Company: BPI, Inc.


About Company:

BPI Inc. is an international consulting, IT and data services group that specializes in the financial services, manufacturing, resource and healthcare industries. BPI provides decades of expertise advising clients in all aspects of their businesses allowing them to focus on their core competencies while ensuring the best strategies are in place.

Project Description:

The partner organization maintains a complex health population dataset detailing ‘covered lives’ (insurance beneficiaries) across the United States across a variety of markets / insurance programs.

The intern will review our methodology for gathering, compiling and analyzing covered lives population data. This will involve:

  • Identifying and reconciling both new and existing data sources to conform to a singe logical structure for analysis and manipulation
  • Troubleshooting duplication issues, including working with our software development team to address/resolve/mitigate issues
  • Update existing data for 2017/2018 and develop a comprehensive maintenance plan
  • Review utilization of covered lives across our site, and in deliverables, to devise best practices for using data to meet client needs

Background and required skills

Research Objectives/Sub-Objectives:

To review and revise our model for health data population statistics of patients covered by insurance in the US (covered lives)


  • To be determined

Expertise and Skills Needed:

  • Population data analysis
  • Data visualization an asset


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