Transforming healthcare through secondary use of health data
President Obama’s pledge of health reform included a promise to modernize the health system. The $36 billion in stimulus funding approved by Congress in 2009 is being matched with equally large infusions by provider, payer, pharma and life sciences organizations. One of the next big challenges for the health organizations is to build out a computerized infrastructure and make use of the data these systems will produce. An opportunity to produce, aggregate, and analyze meaningful data can transform the industry.
Secondary Health Data Case Studies
- Aetna, a national diversified healthcare benefits company began a major project to take data from its multiple sources and create a comprehensive, personalized view of each member. Download Aetna's full case study: Integrated, member-focused healthcare.
- The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), the nation’s largest voluntary health organization, works with hospitals across the country to align their treatment of cardiovascular disease and stroke patients with evidence-based guidelines. Download AHA/ASA's full case study: Evidence-based, quality improvement program.
- Geisinger Health System, a large integrated health system, created a company called MedMining, which de-identifies and licenses its data to promote healthcare research. Most major pharmaceutical companies and large biotech companies use MedMining’s data to support their research in a process that is faster and less expensive than traditional clinical trials. Download MedMining's full case study: Promoting healthcare research.
- Partners HealthCare, a nonprofit integrated healthcare system, discovered that data from its electronic health records (EHRs) can identify trends in drug usage and clinical events, and now conducts post-market surveillance of drugs in an efficient, expeditious and cost-effective way. Download Partners HealthCare's full case study: Post-market surveillance of drugs.
- WellPoint, the largest health benefits company in the country, piloted an integrated health record for members of a large healthcare network, and demonstrated that claims data can be used to create an integrated clinical record that supports the delivery of care. Download WellPoint's full case study: An integrated health record.
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