The American Medical Group Association said it will work with Convergence CT, Honolulu, on a commercial rollout of the AMGA's 4-year-old for-profit subsidiary, Anceta, a national data warehouse of patient information. Convergence provides data management and analysis to drug and biotechnology firms. So far, Anceta -- named after the Roman goddess of healing -- has completed a pilot data-warehouse project to aggregate and analyze longitudinal data from three large medical groups representing about 1.5 million patients. The subsidiary also has data commitments from 10 multispecialty medical groups with about 5 million active patients and expects to include their data in the warehouse within the next year or so, Anceta Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Hill said. Convergence said it expects the value of the partnership to exceed $350 million over 10 years. Hill said it was too early to determine the commercial value of the data warehouse to the AMGA, saying the group's primary goal was to provide worthwhile information to members. -- by Michael Romano
AMGA names partner for patient-data warehouse
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