The Brookings Active Surveillance Implementation Council meeting opened with brief summaries of a number of ongoing pilot projects using distributed data systems, including:
- Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation and the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services’s multi-payer claims database
- National Institute of Health’s HMO Collaboratory
- European Medicines Agency-Coordinated PROTECT Project
- Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s distributed database work.
Because Sentinel’s success depends on its ability to attract and maintain private sector data and analytic partners, the majority of the meeting focused on ensuring a meaningful and worthwhile experience for these stakeholders. Two guest panels comprised of senior executives from health plans and integrated delivery systems helped to stimulate discussion, as they articulated their concerns and needs for their participation in Sentinel. Council members and guest panelists then explored potential solutions to address these issues, including the possible roles that private sector data and analytic partners may play in the governance of Sentinel.