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HHS to build universal claims database for health research

Government Health IT, December 29, 2009

The U.S. Health & Human Services Department plans to build a universal database of claims records from all healthcare payor organizations in an effort to strengthen its analysis of healthcare trends and treatment outcomes. In a notice outlining the project, HHS said the database, which could be expanded to include other types of health records, would broaden the data field against which to conduct comparative effectiveness research, Government Health IT reports.