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Who's Buying Statewide Personal Health Data

PurchaserStates that Sold Purchaser Data

Truven Health AnalyticsAZ, CA, FL, IL, MD, MA, NJ, NY, PA, TN, WA

Optuminsight (Ingenix)CA, FL, IL, MD, MA, NJ, NY, PA, TX, WA

MillimanAZ, CA, FL, IL, MD, MA, NY, TN, TX, WA

WebMD HealthAZ, CA, IL, MD, NJ, NY, PA, TN, WA

IMS Health (SDI Health and Verispan)AZ, FL, IL, MD, NJ, NY, PA, TN, WA

Intellimed InternationalAZ, CA, FL, MD, NY, TX, WA

Service Employees International Union (SEIU)CA, FL, MD, MA, PA, TN, WA

DataBay ResourcesCA, FL, MA, NY, PA, WA

iVantage Health Analytics (Health Info Technics)AZ, CA, FL, NY, TN, WA

Health Market ScienceAZ, CA, FL, NJ, TN, WA

Above is a sample from the dataset, showing the top 10 multi-state purchasers for 2011.

The dataset has 1108 organizations. Responses are compiled from public record requests made to 11 states (CA, FL, IL, MD, NJ, NY, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA) for the names of those to whom they shared or sold statewide personal hospital discharge data. This dataset contains the responses.

Updated with Maine requesters. As of June 29, 2013, Maine had 353 requesters for their statewide data. The data includes requester name and institution, type/year of data being requested and a description of the reason for acquiring the data. Archived from Maine posting ( in July 2013.

Robertson J. Public Records Requests for State Discharge Data (updated with Maine). Bloomberg News. Collection 1007. November 2012.

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