Decisions Resource Group Launches Substantial Repository of Claims, EHR Data | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Decisions Resource Group Launches Substantial Repository of Claims, EHR Data

April 21, 2016
by Rajiv Leventhal
| Reprints

Decisions Resource Group (DRG), a Burlington, Mass.-based healthcare analytics company, has launched a real world evidence (RWE) repository of claims and electronic health record (EHR) data that the company says provides insight to more than 90 percent of the U.S. healthcare system.

The RWE data asset derives from multiple data providers in the U.S. and comprises patient, healthcare professional and payer level analysis.

Officials of the company say that the repository includes 40 million more data points than what Truven Health Analytics can offer. Truven, a provider of cloud-based healthcare data, analytics and insights, was bought by IBM Watson Health earlier this year for $2.6 billion.

According to the company the repository includes:

  • 240 million unique U.S. patients with over five years of historical data
  • 3.2 billion medical and pharmacy claims allowing for in market analysis of care and EHR detail for patients, cost and outcomes data
  • 1.6 million U.S. healthcare providers allow for profiling healthcare professional prescribing and treatment behavior
  • 98 percent coverage of U.S. healthcare plans, including claim rejection rates and adjudicated payments and out of pocket costs allowing for detailed payer behavior analysis

"As healthcare continues its shift from volume to value, DRG's RWE repository enables academic grade analysis of the cost centers of healthcare in the U.S., as well as the behaviors and outcomes of treatment and coverage decisions," Brigham Hyde, senior vice president of analytics and chief data officer at DRG, said in a statement.

According to officials, DRG is leveraging its nearly 400 Ph.D. and M.D. analysts worldwide to provide customers with disease specific insights that the DRG RWE repository will inform. DRG also is using the repository to make available custom and interactive analytic dashboards and analytics services to help clients integrate and consume pieces of the data that will enable them to answer important business questions rapidly and obviate the burden of time-consuming and costly data integration, interoperability and analysis challenges, the company’s officials said.

Get the latest information on Health IT and attend other valuable sessions at this two-day Summit providing healthcare leaders with educational content, insightful debate and dialogue on the future of healthcare and technology.

Learn More



Healthcare Execs Anticipate High Cost Returns from Predictive Analytics Use

Healthcare executives are dedicating budget to predictive analytics, and are forecasting significant cost savings in return, according to new research from the Illinois-based Society of Actuaries.

Adam Boehler Tapped by Azar to Serve as Senior Value-Based Care Advisor

Adam Boehler, currently director of CMMI, has also been named the senior advisor for value-based transformation and innovation, HHS Secretary Alex Azar announced.

Vivli Launches Clinical Research Data-Sharing Platform

On July 19 a new global data-sharing and analytics platform called Vivli was unveiled. The nonprofit group’s mission is to promote, coordinate and facilitate scientific sharing and reuse of clinical research data.

Survey: More Effective IT Needed to Improve Patient Safety

In a Health Catalyst survey, physicians, nurses and healthcare executives said ineffective information technology, and the lack of real-time warnings for possible harm events, are key obstacles to achieving their organizations' patient safety goals.

Physicians Still Reluctant to Embrace Virtual Tech, Survey Finds

While consumers and physicians agree that virtual healthcare holds great promise for transforming care delivery, physicians still remain reluctant to embrace the technologies, according to a new Deloitte Center for Health Solutions survey.

Geisinger, AstraZeneca Partner on Asthma App Suite

Geisinger has partnered with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to create a suite of products that integrate into the electronic health record and engage asthma patients and their providers in co-managing the disease.