CareSet Systems decodes Medicare claims data to guide new drug launches for pharmaceutical companies. Using the largest single cohort of patients available, CareSet groups Medicare claims into patient journeys by disease, then tracks how their diseases progress and which teams of doctors treat them. With CareSet, promising drugs find the right patients faster, and at lower cost.
CareSet is the commercial arm of DocGraph. DocGraph creates, maintains, and improves open healthcare datasets.
Duane has over 30 years of experience with healthcare service companies. He has a consistent and proven track record of accomplishments with for-profit, multi-state, public health care service companies - principally early stage and high growth disruptive platform companies through their IPO. The various start-up companies grew through the execution of strategies for sustained acquisitions and organic market growth (USOncology, a major subsidiary of McKesson and Oncure Medical, a subsidiary of 21Co Oncology) as well as de-novo development (US Oncology and HMSS, purchased by Caremark). Duane has a bachelor’s degree from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. He is a licensed certified public accountant.
Niall Brennan is a nationally renowned expert in health care policy, the use of health care data to enable and accelerate health system change, transparency, innovative leadership and managing for change. Niall was Chief Data Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from 2010 – 2017 where he led improvements in data collection and dissemination and efforts to help CMS better harness its vast data resources to drive higher quality, patient-centered care at a lower cost. At CMS Niall directed leading-edge analytics on the Medicare, Medicaid and health insurance marketplaces as well as well as dramatically increasing the amount of data made available to external users to promote better understanding of health care in the United States. He is widely credited with significantly increasing transparency in the US health care system, releasing dozens of data products that for the first time shed light on the utilization and prescribing patterns of physicians and other health care providers. His work has been recognized by John Stewart as a “miracle of competence in government” and he was awarded the national Health Data Liberator award in 2015.
Prior to joining CMS, Niall worked at the Brookings Institution, the Medicare Payment Advisory. His work has been published widely, including in the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, the American Journal of Managed Care, Inquiry and the Journal of Health Policy, Politics and Law.