CareSet Labs, DocGraph Datasets, and Open Healthcare Data Advocacy
CareSet Labs creates open healthcare datasets. We believe the release of reliable and current data is vital to the improvement of the healthcare system. Our mission is to encourage an ecosystem of innovators to collaborate and share tools and research methodologies around open healthcare datasets. Purchase of the datasets available at CareSet Labs supports the community of data scientists focused on leveraging initiatives of transparency in healthcare.
CareSet Labs was born out of the DocGraph community. In 2010 DocGraph was formed as a movement to create open health data transparency. The efforts of the DocGraph community, guided by Fred Trotter, led to the first national Provider Referral data release by the US government. The original “DocGraph Data” has helped researchers, journalists, and companies around the nation to provide data-backed healthcare solutions.
In 2017 CareSet Labs, at the request of the original DocGraph founders, took over stewardship of the DocGraph community. We continue to work with federal, state, private, non-profit, and public entities to create and open healthcare datasets. We believe the release of reliable and current data is vital to the improvement of the healthcare system.
The DocGraph community at CareSet Labs continues to grow and includes academics, journalists, doctors, entrepreneurs, statisticians and more. Our members have used DocGraph datasets to restructure provider networks, teach classes, start companies, and report on quality metrics. We welcome anyone with passion for healthcare improvement to join us.
In 2018 the community expanded to include VRDC seat holders. The VRDC group is for seat holders who have access to the CMS virtual research data center provided by Medicare and Medicaid. This is a support and collaboration users group for data scientists who have access to approved data files and conduct their analysis within the CMS secure environment.
To become a member of the DocGraph community, please join us online!
Purchase of the datasets available at CareSet Labs supports the community of data scientists focused on improving transparency in healthcare.