karmadata obtains data from two different universes: public data (aka Open data) and private (aka Insurance/Payor, Provider, Exchanges/EMR/EHR/etc) data.
Government and Regulatory Agencies
The World Health Organization, Medicare, Medicaid, HealthData.gov, FDA, NIH, CDC, and countless other agencies provide awesome starting points for understanding the global healthcare market.
Sadly these source records need a LOT of work before they can be analyzed. First the data is HUGE. Multiple terrabytes. Second each data source is messy and unstandardized. Finally none of
these great healthcare data sources are linked to each other. We provide a scalable platform where they are all in a standard format and LINKED together. A Data Scientist's dream.
Healthcare Providers, Insurance Plans and IT Systems
Everyone reading this has been to a doctors office, or picked up a prescription at their local pharmacy. Some of you may even have an electronic medical record. Hopefully most of your physicians do.
This is the really BIG healthcare data: interactions between consumers of healthcare (you) and the providers of healthcare (doctors, pharmacists, etc.). There is tremendous value in mining this data,
and creating Apps to empower consumers, and drive down the costs of healthcare. We are an active participant in this market. We envision a brave new world where consumers have enough information to
make informed decisions and engage in active conversations with their provider.