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Epidemiology

We partner with epidemiologists to provide a unique package of research expertise, data, and technical support for conducting observational healthcare research, particularly in these areas:

  • Background rates of events
  • Treatment-related risk
  • Incidence and prevalence of disease
  • Natural history of disease
  • Disease treatment patterns
  • Concomitant medication use

The Truven Health MarketScan Research Databases are the foundation of our epidemiology data resources and expertise due to their substantial size, longitudinal integrity, and their ability to follow the complete continuum of a patient’s care. These data provide unparalleled, real-world documentation of disease history and treatment patterns. While the powerful MarketScan data sets alone offer epidemiologists credible, real-world data from clinical practice to provide context around adverse events, pairing claims data with the Truven Health Micromedex® DRUG-REAX® system, we can further identify the magnitude of the potential for adverse events in day-to-day clinical practice.

We are pleased to announce that Truven Health researchers can now tap into the power of IBM® Explorys® data to conduct studies for life sciences companies that require deep clinical insights. Of particular interest to medical technology companies, Explorys data can identify medical devices by brand name. For more information about using these data for studies, click here.