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Patient-Centered Network of Learning Health Systems (LHSNet)
Investigator (PI): Roger, Veronique
Performing Organization (PO): (Current): Mayo Clinic, Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery / (507) 284-5568
Supporting Agency (SA): Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Initial Year: 2015
Final Year: 2018
Record Source/Award ID: PCORI/CDRN-1501-26638
Funding: Total Award Amount: $8,729,570
Award Type: Contract
Award Information: PCORI: More information and project results (when completed)
Abstract: Our proposed clinical data research network (CDRN)--the Patient-Centered Network of Learning Health Systems (LHSNet)--is designed to support research to improve health care in ways meaningful to patients, their families, and providers. Our network will bring together diverse institutions as partners. Approximately 10 million people are served by these partners, including patients in underserved and rural areas. Our goals are to build the infrastructure to (1) facilitate patient-centered outcomes research; (2) support large pragmatic clinical trials, and observational and interventional comparative effectiveness research studies embedded within the health care systems; and (3) enable the dissemination, implementation, and evaluation of clinical and community efforts to improve population health. Through standing advisory councils, all stakeholders, including patients and families, clinicians, researchers, health systems, and payers, will collaborate to develop our network and conduct research. This will ensure that patient needs always drive our work, which will in turn lead to trustworthy and relevant information most likely to be adopted clinically. These goals can be accomplished rapidly because members of LHSNet have been collaborating for more than 10 years and have strong relationships with patients and communities, academic medical centers, universities, health care systems, and payers. LHSNet sites have extensive experience working within networks and consortia to improve health care delivery, and LHSNet has committed to partnerships with existing phase I CDRNs (Chicago Area Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network, New York City CDRN) and patient-powered research networks (Health eHeart Alliance, Mood-Patient Powered Research Network, and NephCure Kidney Network) to support initial studies in three disease cohorts: heart failure (common condition), osteogenesis imperfecta (rare condition), and obesity. Further, several members of LHSNet are industry leaders in developing methods and tools for longitudinal health care data standardization, data linkage, data privacy, natural language processing, and computable phenotyping from electronic health records (EHRs). LHSNet sites have a long history of excellence in clinical research and expertise in conducting clinical trials, including centralized Institutional Review Boards and the identification of patients eligible for trials using EHRs. The members of our proposed LHSNet CDRN share mutual trust and commitment to generate patient-centered knowledge, and disseminate it widely to rapidly and continuously optimize care. These powerful relationships, along with our extensive collective experience, optimally position our network to join the PCORnet family to create the research data networks of the future in support of a national learning health system designed to improve health care and health. Jyotishman Pathak, PhD was the original principal investigator for this project.
MeSH Terms:
  • Access to Information
  • Chicago
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • Data Collection
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Health Services Research
  • Heart Failure /*therapy
  • Humans
  • Medically Underserved Area
  • Natural Language Processing
  • New York City
  • Obesity /*therapy
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta /*therapy
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Phenotype
  • Program Development
  • Rural Population
Country: United States
State: Minnesota
Zip Code: 55905
UI: 20162097
Project Status: Completed