Specialty Networks Partners with Datavant to Bring Real-world Specialty Data to Life Sciences Research through its SoNaR Registry
SAN FRANCISCO, April 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Specialty Networks, the largest provider of community urology, gastroenterology, and rheumatology care performance and population health analytics, and Datavant, the leader in helping organizations securely connect health data, today announce a collaboration to offer urology, gastroenterology, and rheumatology real-world data to support their clinical networks and life sciences research. Specialty Networks serves more than 7,000 community urology providers which represents 80% of all independent urology physicians in the U.S. as well as a growing network of gastroenterology and rheumatology physician practices.
Leveraging Datavant’s ecosystem of more than 500 real-world data partners, Specialty Networks will link other data sources like claims, labs, imaging, mortality events, and social determinants to create a complete longitudinal patient journey. Key stakeholders will be able to utilize this de-identified data to conduct a spectrum of outcomes research across clinical development, health economics, outcomes research, medical affairs, and commercial functions to understand the unique patient populations and medical conditions diagnosed and treated in the community physician practice setting for the purpose of advancing patient care.
“Entering into a like-minded partnership with Datavant to create an enriched patient journey enables us to help our provider networks improve care and simultaneously create a privacy-compliant data asset that can advance research into diseases like prostate, bladder, and kidney cancers, Peyronie’s disease, overactive bladder, benign prostatic hyperplasia, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid, psoriatic, and osteoarthritis, and other urological, gastroenterological, and rheumatological diseases,” said Shailendr Sharma, President of Specialty Networks. “SoNaR – Specialty Networks Registry represents the family of highly curated specialty registries in urology, gastroenterology, and rheumatology for various tumors and disease states.”
“Every therapeutic area is witnessing an explosion of best-in-class data and analytics companies emerging that help to make research and treatment more data-driven, creating the hope for major benefits for patients,” said Travis May, Founder and President of Datavant. “Specialty Networks is establishing a gold standard in urology for real-world evidence research with its SoNaR registry and technology stack that integrates a large proportion of independent community physician practices across the country. We're excited to work with them to connect their data to the rest of the health data ecosystem and help form a deeper understanding of diseases, diagnostics, and interventions.”
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