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Introducing Datavant for Clinical Trials

We are excited today to announce Datavant for Clinical Trials, a solution that makes it easy for sponsors, CROs, and regulators to confidently bridge traditional clinical trial data with real-world data. This morning, we announced a multi-year strategic partnership with Parexel to roll out this connectivity solution across all of…

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Advancing the Frontier of Privacy-Preserving Technology in Healthcare

Datavant’s mission is to connect the world’s health data, and make it accessible for valuable research and analytics. The traditional approach of aggregating data creates a direct tradeoff between individual privacy and analytical capability. With health data, this isn’t good enough. The stakes are high — data-driven decisions can save lives, just…

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Guiding Philosophies for Recruiting World Class Teams in Tech

As the Head of People at a fast growing tech startup in San Francisco, I’ve had the pleasure to meet hundreds of candidates and refine the way we approach hiring and talent at Datavant. These are my guiding philosophies, which may help other teams who are developing their approach to…

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Datavant’s Comments to CMS on Patient Matching

Datavant is a health data technology company focused on facilitating the exchange of patient information in a privacy-preserving way. Our software de-identifies patient health data and provides a secure method of linking patient records across disparate datasets without compromising individual privacy. Datavant’s de-identification and linking software is installed at over…

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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

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…

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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…

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A Quick-Start Guide to Compliance for Startups (Open Sourcing Datavant’s Compliance Policies)

We are sharing this “quick start guide” for leaders of early stage data companies trying to build a compliance program while retaining a culture of nimbleness and empowerment. It’s everything we wish we knew a year ago. Datavant’s vision is to connect the world’s health data. This puts us in the…

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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…

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Data access and connectivity are ethical requirements for the healthcare industry: commentary on…

Data access and connectivity are ethical requirements for the healthcare industry: commentary on ONC’s 2018 Report to Congress Since the passage of HITECH in 2009, the Office of the National Coordinator (or ONC, which is part of the Department of Health & Human Services) has been tasked with driving adoption of…

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