Mercy Joins Group of Health-Care Systems to Launch Data Platform

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health is joining with 13 other health-care providers across the country to develop a new information platform that will “help deliver personalized medicine, advance health equity and empower the health community with insights on how to best treat patients.”

The platform, named Truveta, will incorporate machine learning to help providers access the mountains of data and information collected across the health-care industry and turn it into improved patient outcomes.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how much the world needs to learn faster, so we can better serve our communities,” said Terry Myerson, CEO of Truveta, in a statement. “Our vision is to improve lives with data. We want to help researchers find cures faster, empower every clinician to be an expert, and help families make the most informed decisions on their care.”

Myerson points to inequities highlighted by the pandemic that could be addressed with better data. Nearly a third of nurses nationwide who contracted COVID-19 were Filipino, even though the group is 4% of all nurses, she uses as an example.

“Within health providers today, data sets are best illustrated as large haystacks growing at exponential rates without the tools to find the needles of insight that live within the proverbial stacks,” she said. “Just as data revolutionized other industries, healthcare can benefit from thoughtful use of data, enabling physicians and researchers to learn quicker, move faster and improve patient outcomes.”

Joining with Bon Secours Mercy Health are AdventHealth, Advocate Aurora Health, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida, CommonSpirit Health, Hawaii Pacific Health, Henry Ford Health System, Memorial Hermann Health System, Northwell Health, Novant Health, Providence health system, Sentara Healthcare, Tenet Health, and Trinity Health. Collectively, the organizations represent tens of millions of patients across 40 states.

Patient data used in Truveta will be “normalized” and will not be linked to any individual. 

“Learning from other patient experiences will help providers and their patients make informed decisions and advance care for humanity all while maintaining trust,” the company said in a statement.

More information on Truveta is available at Truveta.com.

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