Two local health systems join data search operation

Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources and MedStar Health Research Institute in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., area have joined as members of Truveta, a company that says its vision is to “save lives through data”.

Together, the new members represent thousands of care sites and tens of thousands of caregivers, contributing diverse data to the Truveta platform. Truveta’s 17 members provide more than 15% of all patient care in the United States, Truveta said in a press release.

Clinical data from this care will be anonymized daily and aggregated in the Truveta platform to advance patient care and accelerate the development of new therapies.

Truveta is uniquely founded and governed by its members, who also invested $95 million in the company, closing the Series A funding. Their investment will support the hiring of talented technologists and health data experts and will cover the cloud computing infrastructure and resources needed to make the Truveta platform a reality.

Revenues that healthcare providers receive from Truveta will be reinvested in the communities they serve, the press release said.

“I am inspired by the commitment of our 17 healthcare provider members to join Truveta in saving lives through data,” said Terry Myerson, CEO of Truveta. “Together, we’re working hard to help researchers find cures faster, empower every clinician to be an expert, and help families know they’re getting the best care for their condition.”

“We are building an unprecedented data platform and learning community for health. The data commitment, clinical expertise and strategic capital of our members will help us realize our vision. We invite others to join us,” Myerson said.

Today, clinical health data is often inaccessible, fragmented, and unstructured, challenging physicians and patients alike to learn from the data collected through patient care.

Truveta claims it will provide valuable insights from billions of clinical data points with a single search. The Truveta platform will enable the healthcare community to learn quickly from each other and from exabytes of anonymized data, while carefully protecting patient privacy.

“For more than 20 years as a clinical researcher, I have dreamed of being able to use anonymized data to quickly answer critical questions that immediately improve the health of our patients,” said Dr. Neil Weissman, chief scientific officer of MedStar. Health . “I am so proud to have our team join Truveta and excited for the opportunity to transform the way we conduct research and advance health through the ethical and intelligent use of data.

MedStar Health is not affiliated with MedStar Mobile Healthcare, the emergency and non-emergency ambulance provider for Fort Worth and 14 surrounding cities.

“We are honored to join this extraordinary group, as we continue our commitment to using our collective data for the collective good,” said Barclay E. Berdan, CEO of Texas Health Resources. “No single system can do what we will collectively achieve by leveraging our data to improve all aspects of healthcare, from the journey and experience of care to treatments and outcomes.”

“Joining this collaboration will benefit the millions of Texans we serve as it allows us to leverage national data to advance treatments and discoveries within our communities,” said Jim Hinton, CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health. . “Medical education is central to our mission, and this collaboration will enable future clinicians and researchers to enhance access to data and knowledge. »

Most members of the Truveta Health System have academic medical school and research affiliations, as well as commitments to training future generations of health care professionals.

Baylor Scott & White Health, MedStar Health and Texas Health Resources all bring additional academic and research medical center expertise to the group and even more diversity and data representation to Truveta.

Truveta aims to ensure that all people can receive the best care they need. Key to making this possible is statistically meaningful representation of patient data across geography, race, ethnicity, gender identification, language, and other socioeconomic dimensions.

With these new members, Truveta will include data representing more than 15% of US patient care with even greater racial and ethnic diversity, particularly black and Hispanic patients, from health systems operating in Texas, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the opportunity to better understand health disparities and do more for the communities we serve. At MedStar Health, we care for some of the most diverse populations in the country. With our mission to promote learning, discovery and innovation, we believe Truveta insights can help providers learn more and have more informed conversations about health inequalities and outcomes to move forward. on this important topic,” said Kenneth Samet, president and CEO of MedStar. Health.

Truveta’s 17 member healthcare providers include Providence, Advocate Aurora Health, Trinity Health, Tenet Healthcare, Northwell Health, AdventHealth, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida, Baylor Scott & White Health, Bon Secours Mercy Health, CommonSpirit Health, Hawaii Pacific Health, Henry Ford Health System, Medstar Health, Memorial Hermann Health System, Novant Health, Sentara Healthcare and Texas Health Resources.

Truveta said it was the world’s first data platform led by a healthcare provider with a vision to save lives with data. The Truveta platform represents tens of millions of patients and thousands of healthcare facilities in 40 states.

Truveta aims to help researchers find cures faster, empower every clinician to be an expert, and help families know they are getting the best care for their condition. Truveta is a fiscal entity.

Sean N. Ayres