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Research on Care Community (ROCC)

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The Research on Care Community (ROCC) is an AAMC-member organization whose members share an interest in integrating research into care delivery. They include a range of leaders from academic medicine, such as CEOs, deans, chief medical officers, vice presidents, chairs, and other faculty.

ROCC fosters collaboration between researchers and clinical providers who are engaged in clinical and translational research to improve quality, safety, health equity and outcomes of their own patient populations. ROCC currently has 925 members who are affiliated with 177 leading medical schools, teaching hospitals, and healthcare organizations.

Through capacity building and enhancing peer-to-peer learning, ROCC supports members focused on identifying and leading approaches that advance:

  • health system and research integration

  • alignment of research and quality improvement

  • institutional commitment to clinical effectiveness and implementation research scholarship

 

Webinar Recording Now Available: Combining Technology, Scientific Research, and Data – NIH’s Encouragement of the FHIR Standard for Research

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On October 8, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) hosted a webinar about the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) decision to promote the use of FHIR-compatible data formats to help accelerate the interoperability of data and its use for clinical research purposes. The webinar featured presentations by Clem J. McDonald, MD, Chief Health Data Standards Officer, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, and Teresa Zayas-Cabán, PhD, Chief Scientist, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and was moderated by W. Ed Hammond, PhD, Director, Duke Center for Health Informatics, Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

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