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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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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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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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Why and How to Hire for Potential

I compare it to the Compounding Effect in finance. I’ve written about this since 2018. I think personal growth is very similar to compound interest: it tends to be exponential. A lot of people in the first half of their career journey have the capacity to increase their personal skills at a rate of 2 or 3 times a year.

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Comparing Bloom filters and tokenization for matching de-identified patient data

Datavant’s mission is to connect the world’s healthcare data to improve patient outcomes while maintaining patient privacy. HIPAA has a list of 18 pieces of identifying information that must be removed in order to satisfy the Safe Harbor method of de-identification, and offers further guidance on how parts of patient data can be included in a record while still qualifying as “de-identified.”

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Ksenia Aleksankina: Accelerating Expert-Led Privacy-Preserving Technology for the Health Data Ecosystem

Privacy Hub by Datavant offers industry-leading, independent HIPAA disclosure risk assessment and expert determination products and services, incorporating a breadth of analytical technologies and leveraging decades of experience of the world’s leading experts from across the field.

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Algorithmic Overlap Estimations (part 1)

This is the first of a two-part post discussing some of the research behind our recently launched Datavant Trials, a web-based trial tokenization solution that helps bridge the gap between clinical trials and real-world data (RWD) to accelerate research-grade evidence generation. In this post, we outline our interest in and approaches to computing overlap between datasets that play a significant role in our trial tokenization product.

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