The Data Integrity Committee ensures the security, integrity, appropriate aggregation and usage, and confidentiality of the HCCI database. It also ensures that the database’s use is consistent with antitrust laws.
As the primary sources of data and funding, health payers share the right to oversee data security efforts and offer input on how data may be shared. Health plans retain ownership of their own data.
HCCI expects the commercial data to be updated semi-annually, consistent with the timing of the published cost tracker reports. Data contributed to HCCI meets the same stringent HIPAA requirements that govern the use of personal medical information in all other aspects of the health care system.
Together with the Scientific Review Committee, the Data Integrity Committee ensures that all projects and research are conducted and used by governmental, non-profit and academic researchers and not for commercial or competitive reasons, or for the direct or indirect benefit of commercial organizations.