We formed Odysseus Data Services to apply our many years of algorithm development, software engineering and outsourcing experience to focus on health data analytics. This growing field is characterized by high complexity in the business players, the data and the analytical methods needed to generate insights and evidence for our clients. It requires skilled data science, software application development, statistics, database development and ontology and vocabulary management to come together.
We also believe in the power of Public Domain and Open Source development. No single player in the field has sufficient know-how to generate the right solutions. In fact, healthcare is only on the verge of comprehensive digitization and data-driven decision making, and many hard problems it is facing are still in active research and development. We therefore actively participate in OHDSI, an open scientific collaborative to develop solutions for large-scale analytics of health data.
Currently, we are responsible for the development of Athena, an automated system for creating and maintaining the OMOP Standard Vocabularies. This resource is a fundamental component of the OMOP System, on which all OHDSI activities are based. Please let us know if you have any questions, ideas or are interested in contributions.