Four Health Data Networks Illustrate The Potential For A Shared National Multipurpose Big-Data Network

Project Title Four Health Data Networks Illustrate The Potential For A Shared National Multipurpose Big-Data Network
Date
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Location
Description

This article describes four data networks that share a common approach to repurposing electronic health records and administrative data. The four programs featured are the Food and Drug Administration’s Mini-Sentinel program (which focuses on medical product safety), the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet, comparative effectiveness research), the National Institutes of Health’s Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory Distributed Research Network (biomedical research), and ESPnet (public health surveillance).

Corresponding Author

R. Platt, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive, Suite 401 East, Boston, MA 02215, USA. Email: Richard_Platt@harvardpilgrim.org

Authors

Richard Platt MD, MSc; Lesley H. Curtis PhD; Jeffrey S. Brown PhD