Heidi Groover reports:
Providence and about a dozen other major health-care systems across the country said Thursday they will join in a venture “unprecedented” in scope to share anonymized patient data in hopes of supporting research and better understanding medical conditions and treatments.
The health-care systems will co-own a private Seattle-based startup company called Truveta that will aggregate the data and make it available to researchers, health-care providers and pharmaceutical companies, CEO Terry Myerson said.
Eventually, the company will sell access to the data. Pharmaceutical companies designing clinical trials or looking for information about side effects of medications would pay to access the data, Myerson said.
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