MCDB Data Release Policy Workgroup
While there has been limited interest from researchers to acquire Maryland Medical Care Data Base (MCDB) data in the past, with the advent of the Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Exchanges, there is a growing interest, particularly from hospitals and research organizations, in accessing this data. The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) has organized a workgroup composed of representatives from payors, providers, consumers, and researchers to inform the Commission’s policies regarding the release of data from the MCDB in two broad areas: defining data products that may be released; and developing the process for reviewing applications for data.
MHCC has a consistent track record of careful review of applications, including IRB review, and ensuring the security of data once released. The workgroup will be asked to provide feedback on a proposed update to the current practices. MHCC will use this information in updating its data release policy.
Sample Workgroup Invitation Letter
Meeting Materials - April 1, 2014
- Review Proposed Data Products Categories
- Environmental Scan of Current Practices - Application Review Process
- Proposed Review Process
Meeting Materials - February 25, 2014
- Review Workgroup Goals
- Environmental Scan of Current Practices – Data Products
- Proposed Data Product Categories
If you have questions about the MCDB Data Release Policy Workgroup, please contact Srinivas Sridhara at email@example.com or (410) 764-8789.