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Datavant Acquires Health Data Link to Expand Academic Ecosystem

Health Data Link is the leading data linkage provider for academic medical centers, medical research institutes, and government agencies, connecting data for over 40 institutions The acquisition strengthens Datavant’s open health data ecosystem; Datavant’s technology helps hundreds of healthcare organizations safely link their data to improve medical research and care…

Learning about my genetic mutation (BRCA2), and optimism for the future of health research.

Learning about my genetic mutation (BRCA2), and optimism for the future of health research Last month, I decided to try Color — one of several new personal genetic sequencing tools. Color screens for genetic mutations associated with various cancers and other diseases. As a health data geek, and as a patient with a…

Executive Summary: Evolution of Health Data Regulation

The news today is full of discussions about data privacy and data protection legislation, with diverse views from policymakers, advocacy groups, and industry. For healthcare leaders, it can be challenging to keep track of what applies to your data, what changes are worth following, and how the final legislation could…

What the CCPA’s exemptions really mean for health companies

Last year, California passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which will go into effect in 2020. Widely seen as a “GDPR-light,” the law could have many implications on the healthcare industry, even though the law excludes certain types of health data. This article is an overview of some of…

Komodo Health and Datavant Announce Partnership to Further Expand Komodo’s Real-Time Healthcare Data Map

Komodo Health has built Integrity, the trusted ground truth of healthcare that captures the journey of over 300 million patients through the healthcare system Komodo is working with Datavant to connect thousands of de-identified patient datasets to further enhance Integrity while protecting patient privacy SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/…

Datavant Announces New Executive Hires as Network of Health Data Partners Expands

Steven Swank, who previously helped scale RPX (NASDAQ:RPXC) from $60 mm to $330 mm in revenue as Chief Revenue Officer, appointed Chief Revenue Officer of Datavant Enterprise software veteran Nick Colburn appointed Chief Financial Officer of Datavant Niall Brennan (former Chief Data Officer of CMS) and Charles Safran (Professor of…

A study showing real world use of “real world data”

Medical research is beginning to make use of “real world data,” the data generated from everyday visits to doctors’ offices by normal patients. A new paper in The Oncologist provides a powerful demonstration of how this data can be applied to real studies. *** The gold standard of medical research has…

Healthcare Predictions for 2019

Slowly but surely, the pace of change in healthcare is starting to accelerate, and 2019 will be a dynamic year for the industry with major regulatory, technological, and business innovation. There will be false hype, breakthroughs, the failure of traditional business models, and plenty of cross-pollination both within healthcare (payers,…
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