The highly collaborative approach that the Government Research team takes as it engages with federal and state governments is based on a combination of HealthCore’s years of highly qualified professionals with scientific experience, and a rich real-world data source.
As an example, our participation in the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) “Mini-Sentinel” project, a pilot project designed to inform the Sentinel Initiative, brings HealthCore’s access and experience with rich health care claims and clinical data to inform and facilitate an active surveillance system for monitoring the safety of FDA-regulated medical products.
Other collaborations include:
• Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Food and Drug Administration
• Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Food and Drug Administration
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention • National Institutes of Health
• Virginia Department of Health
Researchers within this division have advanced training in epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, biostatistics, public health, health economics and policy, pharmacy and medicine. We provide a secure environment that minimizes risks of a conflict of interest with other practice areas at HealthCore, and with our parent company, Anthem.
The principles guiding all HealthCore collaborations and joint work with data providers and health industry stakeholders are to protect patient privacy, protect the proprietary interest of the data collaborator, and to ensure the research and analytic integrity and appropriate use of data only for research. As such, HealthCore does not sell data to third parties for their independent use.
For more information about HealthCore’s Government research collaborations, please contact:
ANDREA DEVRIES, PHD
Staff Vice President, Translational Research for Affordability and Quality
KEVIN HAYNES, PHARMD, MSCE
Clinical epidemiologist, translational research for affordability and quality