Company Profiles: Cota Health 1

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Customer Data Part 2

According to the public domain, both the Evidation Health and Cota Health currently have two million customers each. Also, they both follow HIPAA regulations and amendments when it comes to storing data per patient, this is, the patient records must be stored for 50 years. We have provided this information on this attached spreadsheet. Below are our summary of findings and detail methodology.

EVIDATION HEALTH

  • The total customers the company currently has: The company has more than two million customers using its proprietary research participant app called Achievement application.
  • The estimated amount of years of data stored per patient: According to the Evidation Health care website, the company follows strong standards under the HIPAA guidelines and methods, this is, the patient records must be stored for 50 years.

COTA HEALTH

  • The total customers the company currently has: The company has two million patients/customers.
  • The estimated amount of years of data stored per patient: According to the Cota Health Privacy Practices Disclosures, the company follows strong standards under the HIPAA guidelines.
  • The company has also a HIPAA Privacy Officer for any issues relating to privacy violations.
  • Therefore, the company stores patient records for 50 years.

NOTE: The HIPAA guidelines state that "patient records must be stored for 50 years".


RESEARCH STRATEGY

To get the information on the total customers these companies, Evidation Health and Cota Health, currently have along and the estimated amount of years they store data of a patient, we began our search by going through their official websites. On the website, we searched through the sections related to the product, about, services, resources, blog, news, and research. We could find that both companies are private entities, hence, they share very little information pertaining to their finance and the number of clients/customers they have with the public. Therefore, this strategy did not provide any useful/relevant information to answer the research criteria.

Next, we searched through multiple credible news forums such as Forbes, Medical Health News, Science Daily, among others. On these websites, we tried to find any articles or report that could have relevant information pertaining to the research criteria. Fortunately, we could find relevant news articles on Mobi Health News and Forbes websites which share the key information on the total customers the companies currently have. We have presented the findings above.

Finally, to identify the information on the estimated amount of years of data stored per patient by these companies. We began by going through their individual company websites and other credible sources. However, the company website of Evident Health and the Privacy practices disclosure notice of Cota health highlights that the companies are HIPAA compliant. Also, Cota health has a HIPAA Privacy Officer who handle any violation of patient privacy rights. Additionally, through the Department of Health and Human Services Modification document, it is related to the HIPAA regulation and amendments, which although is an old source document, 2013, by the credible source/website of the government publication office, contains very relevant information useful for this request. The HIPAA regulation and amendments state that "patient records must be stored for 50 years". Therefore, we made an assumption that these companies are following this regulation.

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Customer Data Part 1

All the cells for Trial Trove, GetReal Health, and Deep Six AI have been completed. Information for these companies can be found in columns C-E of rows 14 and 17 of the Profiles tab in the attached spreadsheet.


TRIAL TROVE

  • Trial Trove has 3,000 customers and clients.
  • The company holds various kinds of data: therapeutic area, disease, patient segment, inclusion/exclusion criteria, geographic distribution, trial benchmarks and metrics, trial outcomes, study timelines, trial profiles with treatment plans and disposition of patients measuring criteria for patient classification and biomarkers.
  • They have 400,000 trials held on their patients.
  • According to Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (2013), patient records must be stored for 50 years. However, Trial Trove does not specify how long they store their data for.


GETREAL HEALTH

  • Get Real Health has 239 hospitals and 17 million patients.
  • The company holds various kinds of data: Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Health Information Exchange (HIE) data, Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM), structured data, and unstructured medical notes.
  • Get Real Health has served 17,000,000 million patients around the world.
  • According to the privacy policy for all their Citeline products, like Trialtrove, they don't provide a specific time for data retention. They established that all data will be retained as long as is necessary based on use and business reasons as applicable by law in each case scenario, varying the retention time based on purpose. After the business has no further need for the data, it will be deleted.


DEEP SIX AI

  • Deep Six AI has two customers.
  • They target hospitals, physicians, patients, and pharmaceutical researchers as potential customers.
  • The company holds various kinds of data: clinical data, clinical trial data, patient data, medical records, and patient population data.
  • They also hold 2 million patient records.
  • According to Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act and the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (2013) patient records must be stored for 50 years. We are assuming this company is following those regulations.
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