The Mid-South clinical Data Research Network.

Rosenbloom ST, Harris P, Pulley J, Basford M, Grant J, DuBuisson A, Rothman RL
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 21 (4): 627-32

PMID: 24821742 · PMCID: PMC4078290 · DOI:10.1136/amiajnl-2014-002745

The Mid-South Clinical Data Research Network (CDRN) encompasses three large health systems: (1) Vanderbilt Health System (VU) with electronic medical records for over 2 million patients, (2) the Vanderbilt Healthcare Affiliated Network (VHAN) which currently includes over 40 hospitals, hundreds of ambulatory practices, and over 3 million patients in the Mid-South, and (3) Greenway Medical Technologies, with access to 24 million patients nationally. Initial goals of the Mid-South CDRN include: (1) expansion of our VU data network to include the VHAN and Greenway systems, (2) developing data integration/interoperability across the three systems, (3) improving our current tools for extracting clinical data, (4) optimization of tools for collection of patient-reported data, and (5) expansion of clinical decision support. By 18 months, we anticipate our CDRN will robustly support projects in comparative effectiveness research, pragmatic clinical trials, and other key research areas and have the capacity to share data and health information technology tools nationally.

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Comparative Effectiveness Research Computer Communication Networks Delivery of Health Care Electronic Health Records Georgia Humans Information Dissemination Information Systems Medical Record Linkage Outcome Assessment (Health Care) Patient-Centered Care Tennessee

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