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Overcoming Statistical Challenges to the Reuse of Data within the Mini-Sentinel Distributed Database

On September 5, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform hosted “Overcoming Statistical Challenges to the Reuse of Data within the Mini-Sentinel Distributed Database” to provide an opportunity for experts in the field to discuss the issue of data reuse and to identify a practical path forward to resolve the challenges. This meeting explored the scientific concerns of data reuse and proposed solutions and next steps for implementation within Mini-Sentinel.

The development of the Mini-Sentinel pilot for medical product safety surveillance marks an important expansion of surveillance capabilities, with the potential for delivering more rapid and actionable information to inform regulators, health professionals, and patients.  Accomplishing the goals of active medical product surveillance will require solutions for the statistical challenges presented within Mini-Sentinel.


Overview of Data Reuse Challenges within Mini Sentinel

Perspective on the Context of Drug Safety Evaluation and Data Reuse

Session I: Proposed Solutions for Data Reuse


David Graham

Deputy Chief Operating Officer - Office of Neighborhood Services, City of San Diego

Session II: Scientific Concerns Related to Data Reuse

Session III: Next Steps for Implementation with Mini Sentinel

Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Welcome, Introduction, and Expert Workshop Objectives


Rachel Sherman

Principal, Drug and Biological Drug Products - Greenleaf Health LLC

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