EHR Patient Data Utilized in Mercy, Johnson & Johnson Collaboration

Mercy recently announced a data sharing partnership with Johnson and Johnson that received significant coverage in the health business press.  Our intent is to collaborate with J&J to continue the development of methods for using EHR and other health system data in the evaluation of a variety of medical devices.  We, of course, began this work in the MDEpiNet Mercy UDI Demonstration Project and are continuing it in the MDEpiNet BUILD initiative.  We announced a similar relationship with Medtronic last year and continue to work with them on one of the initial NEST demonstration pilots.  We hope to establish similar arrangements with other manufacturers in the future.  Our ability to form these significant strategic partnerships stems directly from our MDEpiNet work and the atmosphere of trust engendered by the public private partnership.

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