SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 27, 2023 – Veritas Data Research (“Veritas”), a pioneer in creating best-in-class mortality and other reference data solutions, and Datavant, the leader in helping organizations securely connect health data, announced today that they have entered into a partnership to bring Veritas mortality data to the Datavant Ecosystem. This partnership enables Datavant customers to connect to Veritas’ tokenized, match-ready mortality data, powering better analytics and research and ultimately improving patient outcomes.
Mortality data is a critical input for clinical and commercial research that can reduce costs and improve the quality and outcomes of patient care. But because patient data is usually gathered as part of an interaction with a site of care, mortality data is often missing from Electronic Health Records (EHRs), medical claims, and other common data sources. This gap poses a challenge for organizations needing to access high-quality mortality data and link it to other sources of data for improved research and analytics.
With Veritas joining the Datavant Ecosystem, organizations can leverage Datavant’s suite of connectivity tools to find, assess, and compliantly link Veritas’ best-in-class mortality data with proprietary and 3rd-party datasets at the patient level. Connecting mortality data with clinical and real-world data unlocks valuable use cases for organizations across the healthcare industry:
Veritas’ Fact of Death (FoD) offering is a single, curated index of more than 130 million fact of death records dating back to 1935, which are continuously gathered from more than 40,000 public and private sources. With 90% reported within a month of death and 90% coverage compared to official CDC reporting, Veritas offers the highest quality, most accessible, complete, and timely mortality data to power analytics and accelerate research. “We are excited to make the Fact of Death dataset available to the organizations in the Datavant ecosystem” said Jason LaBonte, President of Veritas Data Research. “Our mortality data gains incredible utility when connected with EHR, claims, and lab records to power healthcare use cases.”
“Mortality data is crucial for researchers across the health industry, yet it’s so often a missing piece of the patient puzzle,” commented Tal Rosenberg, President and General Manager, Life Sciences, Ecosystem & Public Sector at Datavant. “With Veritas joining the Datavant Ecosystem, our customers and partners have greater access to the mortality data they need to better evaluate new drugs or treatments, understand disease patterns, identify health disparities, and other applications of connected health data.”
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