HMS to host launch event for U.S. research initiative leveraging big data to solve healthcare issues

HMS to host launch event for U.S. research initiative leveraging big data to solve healthcare issues

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | May 13, 2019 Health IT
HMS to host launch event for U.S. research initiative leveraging big data to solve healthcare issues, including the global opioid epidemic. It will join with Digital Health CRC, a world-class research coalition of businesses, governments and universities.


Launch Event for Groundbreaking Digital Health U.S. Research Initiative

HMS is the lead U.S. partner of the newly launched Digital Health CRC (Cooperative Research Centre) – a coalition of businesses, government and universities joining together to use big data to unlock new ways to deliver better patient outcomes and control rising healthcare costs.

The coalition will perform analytics-based research using paid claims data to help tackle some of healthcare’s biggest challenges. The first research project conducted by Stanford University students will tackle the opioid crisis. The second research project conducted by Southern Methodist University students will focus on hospital readmissions.


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Bill Lucia, Chairman and CEO, HMS
Dr. Victor Pantano, CEO, Australia’s Digital Health CRC
Dr. Tina Hernandez-Boussard, Associate Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
Dr. Gary Call, Chief Medical Officer for HMS
Dr. Daniel Heitjan, Director, Southern Methodist University PhD Program in Biostatistics


Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Central
(including a 30-minute Q&A session)

Continental breakfast provided at 9:30 a.m. with event starting at 10:15 a.m.
The event will be broadcast on the Web at


HMS Corporate Headquarters
2 Blue Special Events Room
5615 High Point Drive, Irving, TX 75038

About HMS
HMS advances the healthcare system by helping payers reduce costs and improve health outcomes. Through our industry-leading technology, analytics and engagement solutions, we save billions of dollars annually while helping health plan members lead healthier lives. HMS provides a broad range of coordination of benefits, payment integrity, care management and member engagement solutions that help move the healthcare system forward. Visit us at or follow us on Twitter at @HMSHealthcare.

About Digital Health CRC
In April 2018, the Australian Government announced its support for - and agreed to contribute funding to - the Digital Health CRC. The Government’s grant, covering a seven-year period, came into effect in July 2018. The Digital Health CRC is the largest digital health research cooperative in the world, with funding from government, universities and businesses totaling over $160m. Our mission is to develop a unique, multidisciplinary, collaborative taskforce of research, clinical, industry, government and educational organizations to focus research and development in the healthcare space - by combining individual and collective expertise with healthcare data, information and telecommunication technologies. Over 80 organizations, including health funds, health technology providers and 16 universities, have joined this research and development consortium. Find out more about the Digital Health CRC at, and follow us on Twitter at @digihealthcrc, Facebook at @digitalhealthcrc, and LinkedIn.

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