Health Data Services
C O R P O R A T I O N
Frequently asked Questions
does Health Data Services Corporation do?
Jackson helps health researchers find the best match among database options for research projects. Betsey is an independent
agent ('broker') who works with the top database vendors in the US and
Who are the
researchers in health economics, outcomes research, risk management, drug
safety, pharmacoepidemiology in pharmaceutical firms, University settings and independent
is the fee?
nearly all database vendors pay commissions on sales -- for the vendors, this is an alternative to the cost of using internal
You will know when you are paying extra and will be given the option to deal
You will know when you are paying extra and will be given the option to deal directly.
does it work?
Betsey helps you to specify your data requirements and to identify the best database options for your project. She then works with the vendors that you selected to obtain estimates, fees, answers to any project-specific questions or requirements. You receive a consolidated proposal with patient counts and fees for all of the database choices -- usually within five business days. You make the final choice. You may also select analytical services from a variety of vendors. Betsey manages the contract processing for you and deals with any issues that arise.
are the benefits?