WellSpan Health has joined Truveta, a company that analyzed data it says will save lives.
WellSpan and three other health care systems recently joined 24 other networks working with the company formed in September 2020 to analyze data for use by physicians and researchers to understand disease and share the information with health care systems to provide proper care.
The health care systems provide data to Truveta daily which uses it to build complete, timely and high-quality data on U.S. health, said, Truveta.
“We are honored and excited to join this incredible research community and serve alongside these innovative health systems,” said Roxanna Gapstur, president and CEO, WellSpan Health. “We look forward to using data-driven solutions which better serve patients and lead to healthier outcomes in the communities we serve.”
“The coronavirus pandemic made it very clear that the world needs answers faster, which is why 24 health systems have now come together to join Truveta with our vision of saving lives with data,” said Terry Myerson, CEO of Truveta.
“Truveta uniquely connects life science and health system researchers to innovate collaboratively, decrease the time from question to insight, and earn trust through transparency and reproducibility of research. Working together, we can help researchers find cures faster, empower every clinician to become an expert, and help families make the most informed decisions about their care,” Myerson said.
Today, health data is inaccessible, fragmented, and unstructured, which challenges researchers, doctors, and patients to learn from data collected as part of patient care, Myerson said. Truveta brings together data from its members and analytics on how any drug or device is used daily across the US, empowering researchers to study care quality and health equity, monitor safety events and study comparative effectiveness, all while carefully protecting patient privacy.
In a video for Truveta, Gapstur said the company is reimagining health care. “As a nurse by training, I know firsthand the importance of applying evidenced based practices and process improvements to create better outcomes to save lives.”
The data collected will be used by researchers and physicians to improve patient care outcomes, Truveta said.
“This is fundamental to our industries for transformation,” Gapstur said. “It gives me great hope for the future of healthcare.”