Data Linkages and its Potential Use in Health Economics
Posted September 30th, 2013 by Bill Crown
It seems like every time you turn around, there is news of another database or another initiative to create data infrastructure for outcomes research. For example, in the United States the number of commercially available claims and electronic medical record (EMR) databases continues to grow. The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) recently announced funding for a series of clinical data research networks. The National Institutes of Health is currently soliciting proposals for a national data infrastructure to support Centers of Excellence for Big Data Computing in the Biomedical Sciences. The FDA Sentinel project is a large distributed research network to support safety surveillance of pharmaceutical products. And there are many, many other examples.