Greater Plains Collaborative (GPC)

Details and Information

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Organization: University of Kansas Medical Center

Contact: gpcnetwork@kumc.edu

Principal Investigator: Lemuel (Russ) Waitman, PhD

Co-Principal Investigator(s): Jim McClay, MD

About GPC

The Greater Plains Collaborative (GPC) is a new network of 12 leading medical centers in eight states committed to a shared vision of improving healthcare delivery through ongoing learning, adoption of evidence-based practices, and active research dissemination.

The GPC builds on strong research programs at our sites, existing community engagement and informatics infrastructures and data warehouses developed through the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) initiative at most of our sites, extensive expertise with commercial EHR systems and terminology standardization, and strong working relationships between investigators and healthcare system information technology departments. Our network brings together a diverse population of six million people across 1,300 miles covering eight states with a combined area of 679,159 square miles.

Learn more about GPC’s Phase 1 and Phase II proposals.

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Initial Network Use-Case

  • High Prevalence Cohort Clinical Condition: Breast cancer
  • Rare Disorder Clinical Condition: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Populations Covered by Initial Focus: Underserved, rural, urban, rare disorders, children, geriatric, minority, disabled, other vulnerable populations
Last updated on August 30, 2016