Dataset Format: Data are made available to researchers through a shared Slate Project directory, and are provided as compressed text files and in Parquet format. Data are refreshed and updated each January and June.
Description: Optum’s de-identified Clinformatics® Data Mart Database (CDM) is a statistically-deidentified, HIPAA-complaint, closed system of administrative health claims composed of members with commercial and Medicare Advantage plans and includes claims for about 67 million people from all 50 U.S. states.
Features: Optum’s de-identified Clinformatics® Data Mart Database includes claims for about 67 million people from all 50 U.S. states. The database includes information on patient enrollment; medical claims, pharmacy claims, inpatient confinement claims, and lab results; details about providers, including medical specialties, are also included.
Optum has licensed this data to Indiana University for use in research projects. IU researchers have access to three distinct views of data from CDM, including (1) socioeconomic details, (2) date of death and race data; and (3) geographical data (ZIP5).
To be approved for access these data, researchers must complete a required training, sign user agreements, and have a Slate or Slate Project account.