Deerfield Institute believes that market research is a valuable resource to the growing healthcare industry.   A critical component of this research is assuring respondents that their information is being used properly and within standard industry guidelines.  Individual responses from any market research effort are kept confidential and are reported without individual identifying information.  During our research process, we collect, aggregate, and analyze information from respondents in various healthcare-related fields.  We then prepare reports based on these answers for the purposes of understanding market level dynamics.

When participating in Deerfield Institute market research, respondents may be asked to provide personally identifiable information (such as name, email, and mailing address).  This information will only be used to provide respondents with services or information that they have requested.  When preparing reports or analyzing the results of our market research,  personally identifiable information is always removed and will not be given or sold to a third party without the respondent’s consent.

All Deerfield Institute research is conducted in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Expert Interactions

As part of our research process we seek the insight of key opinion leaders and other expert advisors in the healthcare field. Our compliance framework is designed to avoid the receipt by Deerfield Institute of confidential information and strict policies and procedures must be followed in the engagement of these advisors. All paid advisors are required to sign terms and conditions that clearly define their responsibility to not disclose information to which they have a duty of confidence.

All Deerfield participants in an advisor interaction are trained in our compliance procedures and are required to give compliance reminders to expert consultants prior to each interaction. These policies and procedures extend to all of our partners that facilitate access to our advisors.