DaVita Healthcare Partners Merges Two if its Research Organizations

DaVita Healthcare Partners Merges Two if its Research OrganizationsIn recent days, the team at DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. announced that two of their business units — DaVita Clinical Research (DCR) and HealthCare Partners Clinical Research — will “merge capabilities to further expand its extensive clinical research and data analytics services, specifically in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), as well as primary care and chronic disease patients treated in an integrated care organization.”

The merger allows the two research organizations to “offer comprehensive data analytics capabilities on the longitudinal, de-identified data of approximately one million active patients receiving care at DaVita HealthCare Partners centers.”

The combined entity’s capabilities – which include claims, pharmacy and electronic health record data analysis – offer strategic advantages primed to benefit recipients of its services. Including the following:

  • The combined organization’s assets will help boost research-study enrollment and retention.
  • The combined entity offers access to nearly a million primary care and multi-specialty patients, as well as 280,000 CKD and ESRD patients, thereby expanding the breadth and depth of the research being conducted.
  • This collaboration combines – and builds on – the intellectual, financial and human resources necessary to support comprehensive analysis of scenarios ranging from burden-of-illness studies to budget impact models to market-sizing assessments.

“HealthCare Partners’ extensive patient database is diverse and reflects real-world evidence in an integrated care organization,” said Riya Pulicharam, MD, medical director of late phase research and clinical outcomes at HealthCare Partners Clinical Research. ” Combining our clinical research and data analytics capabilities with DCR greatly enhances our ability to meet additional clients’ needs.”

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