HealthPartners Data Description

HealthPartners Data Description

NIH Collaboratory Distributed Research Network

​Years of data available ​2000-current
Total enrollees in research database: All years ​3.2 million
​Total enrollees in research database: Most recent year ​1.2 million
​Age distribution (%): Most recent year
​0-18 years ​26
​19-44 years ​38
​45-64 years ​29
​65+ ​7
​Data models available ​Sentinel Common Data Model (CDM)

Virtual Data Warehouse (VDW) CDM

​Health plan/health system description HealthPartners Institute is part of a larger organization consisting of HealthPartners and affiliated hospitals and clinics as an affiliated covered entity under HIPAA regulations. Our link with HealthPartners hospitals and clinics enables researchers to explore the feasibility of protocol design and identify potential participants for study proposals. Our mission is to improve health and well-being in partnership with our members, patients and community. Our vision is: Health as it could be, affordability as it must be, through relationships built on trust.
​Collaboration requirements and additional information ​As part of a large healthcare cooperative, HealthPartners Institute is focused on being good stewards of our member, patient and provider relationships and data. We continue to participate in national and regional collaborative partnerships that operate in an equitable manner. The Institute is governed by principles that direct us to innovative projects that broaden our expertise and add to the diversity of our data and care delivery types. Most important, we focus on research that will ultimately improve the care and experience of our patients, members and community.
​Research capabilities ​HealthPartners Institute's research division is dedicated to conducting high-quality, public-domain health research. Our research is proposed and led by multidisciplinary teams of independent PhD-, DDS- and MD-level investigators rigorously trained in statistics, economics, epidemiology, medical specialties and other fields. Their work is often done in collaboration with other academic and research organizations throughout the world in conjunction with HealthPartners’ medical, dental and mental health professionals.

The Institute’s conducts behavioral intervention research, survey-based research, clinical trials, medical records research and basic science. Our research strengths include chronic disease, critical care, child and maternal health, health economics, research integrity, clinical research, neurosciences, mental health, oncology and oral health/dentistry.


NIH Collaboratory Distributed Research Network (DRN): HealthPartners Data Description. In: Rethinking Clinical Trials: A Living Textbook of Pragmatic Clinical Trials. Bethesda, MD: NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory. Available at: Updated April 3, 2018.