Data Security and the CO APCD

When designing how the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD) was to be built and administered, protecting health information was the highest priority. Colorado statute CRS 25.5-1-204 requires the CO APCD to “[p]rotect patient privacy in compliance with state and federal medical privacy laws while preserving the ability to Read more…

Limitations of CO APCD Data

With a resource the size of the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD), it is easy to presume that the possibilities for exploration are endless. In some senses, it is true, comprehending the potential combinations of data elements from over 800 million claims is nearly impossible. However, the scale Read more…