The ADVANCE network: Accelerating data value across a national community health center network

Jennifer E. DeVoe, Rachel Gold, Erika Cottrell, Vance Bauer, Andrew Brickman, Jon Puro, Christine Nelson, Kenneth H. Mayer, Abigail Sears, Tim Burdick, Jonathan Merrell, Paul Matthews, Scott Fields

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The ADVANCE (Accelerating Data Value Across a National Community Health Center Network) clinical data research network (CDRN) is led by the OCHIN Community Health Information Network in partnership with Health Choice Network and Fenway Health. The ADVANCE CDRN will 'horizontally' integrate outpatient electronic health record data for over one million federally qualified health center patients, and 'vertically' integrate hospital, health plan, and community data for these patients, often under-represented in research studies. Patient investigators, community investigators, and academic investigators with diverse expertise will work together to meet project goals related to data integration, patient engagement and recruitment, and the development of streamlined regulatory policies. By enhancing the data and research infrastructure of participating organizations, the ADVANCE CDRN will serve as a 'community laboratory' for including disadvantaged and vulnerable patients in patientcentered outcomes research that is aligned with the priorities of patients, clinics, and communities in our network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)591-595
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics


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