Veritas April Newsletter

April 15, 2024

Happy April! We have some exciting company announcements and recent updates that we want to share with you. If you want more information on anything mentioned below, please reach out to 

Veritas is Now SOC 2 Certified

We are pleased to announce that Veritas Data Research is a certified SOC 2 Type 1 organization! We completed our compliance review this month. We look forward to completing our SOC 2 Type 2 certification by the end of May. You can find a copy of our SOC 2 Attestation here. For more information, reach out to our Compliance Team. More security certifications are coming this year as we focus on further protecting our product assets and our customers’ data.

Upcoming Conferences We Are Attending!

Veritas team members will be attending both the ISPOR and ASCO conferences next month. If you are attending either conference or live in one of those cities, we would love to meet with you to discuss updates to our Fact of Death data and our newly introduced Cause of Death solution. Please email us at so we can set up a meeting time! 

ISPOR May 7th – 8th:

Atlanta, Georgia

ASCO June 1st – 3rd:

Chicago, Illinois

Customer Spotlight: Merit Medicine

We recently spoke with Amit Jiwani, Chief Product Office at Merit Medicine, about how they use the Veritas Fact of Death Mortality Index in their predictive analytics tool to help self-funded employers manage healthcare costs. As Amit explains: 

“Merit Medicine leverages extensive datasets, including Veritas’ unique Fact of Death Mortality Index, to enhance predictive analytics and fine tune our advanced analytical tools. The use of Veritas’ Mortality Index enriches our models by allowing researchers to identify deceased patients to accurately predict disease burden and total cost of care.”

Read the full discussion on our website.

Veritas  Compared to SSA Death Master File

We often get asked by clients ‘What is the reason to get additional mortality data if we already get the Social Security Administration (SSA) Death Master File (DMF)?’ The answer is simple: While the SSA DMF had very good coverage of mortality in the past, there was a legislative change in 2011 that forced them to remove protected state death records. That change led to a dramatic decline in the number of deaths available to users of the DMF and created a gap in the most important and recent mortality data that researchers need. Veritas is an approved licenser of the SSA DMF as the death records it includes are of high quality, but we supplement it with additional sources like obituaries, public cemetery lists, and memorials, resulting in strong overall mortality coverage even after 2011.

Please reach out to us via email or send us a message via our website if you have questions about anything mentioned.