The clearest picture of American health care
We’ve stitched together billions of health care interactions so you can make informed, confident decisions. Our data is patient de-identified and secure.
The number of Americans whose experiences are represented by our data.
The number of practicing doctors who are your potential matches on Amino.
The number of health care interactions we look at to calculate your best matches.
The number of conditions, procedures, and specialties you can search.
Where does the data come from?
You’ve probably never heard about the enormous amount of electronic insurance claims data flowing through the American health care system. This information has existed for years, but we’re the first company putting it to use for you.
A factory of facts
Every time you visit a doctor, an electronic insurance claim record is created to help your provider request payment from your insurance.
These records contain a lot of useful information, including facts on the doctor, treatment, and costs. Billions of records like these are created annually as hundreds of millions of people get care.
From facts to decisions
For years, various companies have used this kind of data to improve their marketing efforts or research the effectiveness of their services, but not to help you make informed decisions about your health care. We’re here to change that.
Stitching it all together
We work with private companies and public organizations who process and pay the country’s health insurance claims to get access to anonymized data.
We gather the records and stitch them together into the single best picture of what's happening in American health care for everyone to see.
Why hasn’t this been done before?
There’s been an explosion of health care data over the last few decades, but it hasn’t come together in a singular public source, and its availability varies from condition to condition and state to state.
Not only is health care data fragmented, it’s quite difficult to analyze. Insurance claims data is generated by hundreds of thousands of medical practices all entering information in slightly different ways, so the data ends up heterogeneous (otherwise known as “dirty”). It requires a specialized team of engineers, data scientists, and clinicians to clean up this kind of data and extract meaningful insights.
We’ve spent two years compiling the data into a single authoritative source, and we’re continuing to expand it to ensure we have the clearest picture for people across the United States.
How do we protect your privacy?
Your trust is important to us, so we handle all our data with care. There are a few kinds of data we use at Amino: insurance claims data, information you provide to us, and information we collect automatically.
Some key things to keep in mind:
- The insurance claims data powering Amino is de-identified before it hits our servers.
- Insurance claims data is kept separate from the other data that you provide or we collect from you.
- We have implemented comprehensive security policies and practices, which we review and exercise regularly.