On September 17, 2020, Georgetown Faculty Researcher Amy O’Hara was joined by Sam Roosz, a co-founder of Datavant, the leading provider of de-identification and linking solutions for health data. Sam and Amy discussed linkages in health data and beyond, including:
Overview of privacy-preserving linkage methods used in healthcare
Trade-offs between false-positive and false-negatives in matching methodology and need to ensure matching methods are fit-for-purpose
Sources of error in matching and reliability of study results
Sam is a healthcare technology entrepreneur with deep experience in developing and implementing solutions that incorporate real-world evidence and pragmatic methods into clinical development. Most recently, Sam co-founded Datavant, the leading provider of de-identification and linking solutions for health data. He is currently launching a data-driven healthcare non-profit and planning his next venture. Sam received a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Harvard and holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.