AETNA Data Description for NIH Collaboratory Distributed Research Network

AETNA Data Description for NIH Collaboratory Distributed Research Network

Years of Data Available 2008-2013
Total enrollees in research database: All years​ 40.1 million
Total enrollees in research database: Most recent year ​22.1 million medical members, as of 12/31/2013
​Age distribution (%): Most recent year  
0-18 years 25
19-44 45
​45-64 24
65+ 6
Data models available  
Mini-Sentinel Common Data Model (CDM) Yes
Virtual Data Warehouse (VDW) CDM  
Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) CDM  
Informatics for Integrating Biology & the Bedside (i2b2) CDM  
Health Plan/Health System Description

Aetna Data Science coordinates the Mini-Sentinel (MS) Initiative within Aetna. ‘Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services, workers' compensation administrative services and health information technology services.’

http://www.aetna.com/about-aetna-insurance/aetna-corporate-profile/facts.html

Collaboration requirements and additional information ​Aetna Data Science requires contractual agreements that include but are not limited to the safeguarding of Aetna data and confidential information, right of refusal to participate in data activities or projects, payment of work, review of manuscripts prior to publication and use of Aetna name.
Research Capabilities Aetna Data Science has a broad range of health service researchers with extensive experience in retrospective observational and prospective randomized study design as well as development of predictive models. The goal of the evaluations is to quantify financial and non-financial outcomes of Aetna programs, products, and services, and to demonstrate their value to Aetna and its customers.

Citation:

AETNA Data Description for NIH Collaboratory Distributed Research Network: AETNA Data Description for NIH Collaboratory Distributed Research Network. In: Rethinking Clinical Trials: A Living Textbook of Pragmatic Clinical Trials. Bethesda, MD: NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory. Available at: http://rethinkingclinicaltrials.org/aetna-data-description-for-nih-collaboratory-distributed-research-network/. Updated January 10, 2018.