The STAR CRN (formerly known as the Mid-South CDRN) encompasses: (1) Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), (2) the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN), and (3) Meharry Medical College (MMC) reaching over 2.5 million patients in clinics and hospitals across Tennessee; (4) Duke University Health System, (5) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, (6) Wake Forest Baptist Health, and (7) Health Sciences of South Carolina reaching over 10 million patients in North and South Carolina; and (8) Mayo Clinic, headquartered in Minnesota, engaging over 2.16 million patients across three sites nationally. Our network, with data on over 14M patients, includes academic health centers, community hospitals and a range of outpatient practices including primary care, specialty practices and safety net facilities that serve diverse populations. Through this network, we have access to a broad array of clinical data, informatics tools, patients, providers, and systems to address an array of research questions. The objective of our CRN is to robustly support comparative effectiveness studies, pragmatic clinical trials, health system innovation, and the other research needs of our stakeholders and partners. Our network is particularly focused on research to improve health in the southern United States which has the highest rates of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, and other conditions, as well as significant disparities in health status and health care delivery.
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The National Evaluation System for Health Technology Coordinating Center (NESTcc) Announces the First Round of Real-World Evidence Test-Cases
Recent press release about the NESTcc: ARLINGTON, Va.–(from BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Evaluation System for health Technology Coordinating Center (NESTcc), an initiative of the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC), announces the first round of NESTcc test-cases that address topics of high-priority from the medical device industry using Real-World Data (RWD) and Real-World Evidence (RWE). @NESTccMedTech announces Round 1 Test-Cases, bringing […]
Congratulations to all the PCORnet PIs working with the Obesity cohort and their recent publication in the Annals of Internal Medicine. http://annals.org/aim/fullarticle/2711394/comparative-effectiveness-safety-bariatric-procedures-weight-loss-pcornet-cohort-study Via the press release: Adults with severe obesity had greater initial and sustained weight loss with gastric bypass surgery than either sleeve gastrectomy or adjustable gastric banding, according to a new study […]
Congratulations to all PIs working on the Antibiotic and Weight study on the publication of “Early Life Antibiotic Use and Weight Outcomes in Children Ages 48 to <72 Months of Age” in Pediatrics. Via the press release: A pioneering study conducted within a nationwide network, the National Patient Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet), finds that […]
Congratulations to Dr. William Heerman and the PIs and staff that worked on the Weight Cohort Study. On March 1 BMC Obesity published their paper, “Willingness to Participate in Weight-Related Research as Reported by Patients in PCORnet Clinical Data Research Networks.” The article in its entirety can be found here.