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Want to Use Medicare Claims Data to Support Your Study? PCORnet’s CMS Linkage Team Shares How It Can Be Done

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) collect over two billion data points per year through the payment of Medicare health claims, and until now, this wealth of information has been largely inaccessible to researchers. Always seeking out new pathways to better insights, PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, launched its CMS Linkage … Continue reading Want to Use Medicare Claims Data to Support Your Study? PCORnet’s CMS Linkage Team Shares How It Can Be Done

AMIA 2018 Recap

A The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) held its 2018 Annual Symposium in San Francisco, where PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, shared how it is using data and technology to fuel a healthier, more engaged patient community. The symposium brings together diverse stakeholders, including clinicians, researchers, policy makers, and academics, making it a … Continue reading AMIA 2018 Recap

PCORnet Successes on Full Display at PCORI’s 2018 Annual Meeting

PCORI’s recent 2018 Annual Meeting showcased PCORnet-related research through more than 14 posters over the meeting’s three days. These posters highlighted PCORnet’s innovative tactics for patient recruitment and engagement, the power of PCORnet’s data and infrastructure, and patient-centered research in action. Here are some of the highlights: Patient Recruitment & Engagement The first step of … Continue reading PCORnet Successes on Full Display at PCORI’s 2018 Annual Meeting

Nemours Researchers Tap PEDSnet to Glean New Insights on Link between Childhood Obesity and Asthma

In a recent Pediatrics paper, the nonprofit pediatric health system Nemours credited PEDSnet for increasing the speed and scope of a study of obesity and asthma in children. PEDSnet, a partner network of PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, offered the Nemours research team access to deidentified data from the medical records of more … Continue reading Nemours Researchers Tap PEDSnet to Glean New Insights on Link between Childhood Obesity and Asthma

People-Centered Research Foundation: Notice of intent to publish a request for proposals for privacy-preserving record linkage

PCRF is searching for software and technology vendors to provide services and/or solutions for a privacy-preserving record linkage method to be used in PCORnet. This standardized linkage method is intended to first assist PCRF in determining whether patients are present across multiple network partners, ultimately expanding PCORnet’s research capabilities.   A formal Request for Proposals … Continue reading People-Centered Research Foundation: Notice of intent to publish a request for proposals for privacy-preserving record linkage

PCORnet Obesity Studies to Present Findings at ObesityWeek 2018

The more we learn about obesity, the more we realize how complex and multifaceted the disease is. That’s why ObesityWeek 2018, taking place November 11-15 is an important meeting. Results of two PCORnet studies will be shared at this annual gathering of experts in obesity research. David Arterburn, principal investigator for the PCORnet Bariatric Study … Continue reading PCORnet Obesity Studies to Present Findings at ObesityWeek 2018

PCORnet Study Results Show Small Link between Childhood Obesity and Antibiotics

As researchers dig into the science behind obesity, particularly in young children, we are learning some interesting things. For example, a growing body of evidence shows that our microbiome, a word for the collective trillions of bacteria and other microbes that live in our gut, may be a factor in how our body handles fat. … Continue reading PCORnet Study Results Show Small Link between Childhood Obesity and Antibiotics

Weighing the Options: PCORnet Study Shows Gastric Bypass Surgery Yields Greater Weight Loss than Other Procedures

PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, is delivering on its mission to answer important questions that help patients make better-informed health care decisions. The Annals of Internal Medicine this week published findings from the PCORnet Bariatric Study.   This study compared the health benefits of three common weight-loss operations: gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and … Continue reading Weighing the Options: PCORnet Study Shows Gastric Bypass Surgery Yields Greater Weight Loss than Other Procedures

Join in PCORI’s 4th Annual Meeting

Want to be inspired with insights and new ideas for bringing evidence-based, patient-centered research to life? Look no further than PCORI’s 4th Annual Meeting, which runs from October 31 through November 2 in Washington, D.C. This year’s event, “From Evidence to Impact: Putting What Works into Action,” will spotlight results from dozens of PCORI-funded studies … Continue reading Join in PCORI’s 4th Annual Meeting

Mental Health in Sexual, Gender, and Racial Minorities: A Q&A with Bowen Chung

Mental health disorders can impact anyone, but unfortunately, too often minority communities struggle even more. The LGBTQ community is almost three times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition, such as major depression or generalized anxiety disorder. Racial and ethnic minorities are also at higher risk, and studies have revealed these communities … Continue reading Mental Health in Sexual, Gender, and Racial Minorities: A Q&A with Bowen Chung