ConvergeHEALTH, a product from Deloitte, uses its OutcomesMiner analytics platform to generate real-world clinical insights based on patient data, and has previously partnered with pharmaceutical company Allergan as part of a research collaboration. In this initiative, Intermountain Healthcare--a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, 185 clinics, and some 1,300 employed physicians--will collaborate through its Homer Warner Center for Informatics Research in conducting follow-on studies to support the insights generated by ConvergeHEALTH and Allergan.
Though this cross-sector collaboration uses patient, clinical, pharmaceutical and proprietary data to improve health outcomes, it is unusual in that it is a for-profit collaborative. Deloitte's ConvergeHEALTH product is an intelligence product sold to participating organizations, like Intermountatin Healthcare, to provide "applied analytics solutions" with the aim of improving health care. Allergan is similarly a for-profit pharmaceutical company, and it is unclear whether their research collaboration with ConvergeHEALTH is commercial or not.
This collaboration aims to enable data driven improvements to clinical care, and consequently improve patient health outcomes.