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How our Security and Compliance Teams Approached Datavant’s FedRAMP® Authorization

FedRAMP provides a standardized approach to security authorizations for cloud service offerings. You could say it’s the mother of all compliance frameworks. We went from having programs like SOC (System and Organization Controls) 2 — Type 2, where we had 50 security controls in place, to FedRAMP Moderate, where we now have 326 controls in place.

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Breaking Through Clinical Research Barriers with Datavant Switchboard’s Medical Record Retrieval

In 2022 we announced the Datavant Switchboard, our core connectivity platform. Today, we are excited to announce that the Datavant Switchboard includes the ability to support patient-mediated record retrieval to power clinical research.

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The COVID-19 Research Database and the Future of Tokenized RWD

Launched in 2020, the COVID-19 Research Database (informally, the RDB) began as a partnership of more than a dozen not-for-profit and commercial health data organizations with a desire to pool resources to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Using Datavant’s data de-identification and tokenization, the collaborating organizations tokenized their cohort data

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Anjali Suresh On Transparency and Owning the Mission

When Anjali Suresh joined Datavant in January 2019, it was her first job out of college. She has since transitioned from an Individual Contributor working on configuration products to an Engineering Manager of the Switchboard Activation Team, a role that is a direct extension of her initial work at Datavant. Below, Anjali discusses the growth of her projects and some of the challenges she has faced along the way.

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Creating usable linked patient registries
Creating Usable Linked Patient Registries

Privacy-preserving record linkage tools break down data silos when linking patient registries. Learn which PII to collect for token creation, how to choose platforms that enable linkage, and how to update IRB protocol language.

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Algorithmic Overlap Estimations (part 2)

Evaluating and comparing the estimation algorithms outlined in Part 1 of this post involved curating a diverse set of production datasets that could represent the range of overlap scenarios we’re interested in analyzing. We had previously simplified this as needing to compare

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Building Datavant-UK

Convenet is a single API running on RESTful JSON that connects to 100% of England’s General Practitioner (GP) systems and the UK National Health System (NHS) Spine. We also enable connections to dozens of 3rd-party services, including pharmacies, care homes, and remote medical consultation services.

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Cancer Research Needs Better Databases

This year, a study of ten million people revealed the power of longitudinal research. A team mined a vast medical database of US military personnel, including tissue samples and health records collected over 20 years.

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Patient matching being conducted by healthcare professional using healthcare data - illustration
Patient Matching: Privacy Considerations

Patient matching is critical to improving patient outcomes. Discover how patient health data is linked across the health data ecosystem, providing a holistic view of the patient journey through time.

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