More than a dozen hospitals, including two from Florida, are uniting to launch Truveta, a data analytics company.
The new company, cofounded by 14 health care providers across the U.S., will use artificial intelligence and machine learning to derive data insights that will be used to improve care, advance personalized therapies, and promote healthcare equity.
The Seattle-based startup will be led by Terry Myerson, who formerly served as executive vice president at Microsoft. There, Myerson led the development of Windows, Surface and Xbox.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how much the world needs to learn faster, so we can better serve our communities,” said Myerson, CEO of Truveta. “Our vision is to save 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. We believe the Truveta platform can help improve health equity and advance personalized medicine. We are honored to be partnering with innovative and world-class health providers in this pursuit.”
Sharing our vision to save lives with #data, we’re honored to announce the innovative #health providers uniting to advance patient care by forming @Truveta. Read our #News https://t.co/epFRAm4Twg pic.twitter.com/7N2Vf1I6b4
— Truveta (@truveta) February 11, 2021
Truveta’s platform will aggregate patient data using the extensive network formed by these providers, creating one of the largest medical databases to date. In addition to their advancements in practice and medicine, the hospitals will anonymize data on their millions of patients for uses including research and drug development.
Despite the sensitivity surrounding such information, Myerson made it clear that Truveta is deeply committed to patient privacy and security, and will use caution when during research.
“We know health data is unlike other data. It is the very definition of personal,” said Myerson. “While we embark on our pursuit to generate knowledge and insights to improve patientcare around the world, we must do so with the utmost caution to protect the privacy of patients.”
The unique collaboration includes two major providers in the Sunshine State — AdventHealth in Altamonte Springs and Baptist Health in Jacksonville. In addition to the Florida facilities backing the group, other health systems joining the joint effort include Advocate Aurora Health,, Bon Secours Mercy Health, 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.
Together these 14 health providers care for tens of millions of patients and operate thousands of care facilities across 40 states.