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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 Registration Open: Combining Technology, Scientific Research, and Data –NIH’s Encouragement of the FHIR Standard for Research

Tuesday, October 8
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
Register Now

In July, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a notice about the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Standard used to exchange clinical data between information systems. The announcement encourages NIH-funded researchers to use FHIR-compatible data formats to help accelerate the interoperability of data and its use for clinical research purposes.

Join the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) for a webinar Tuesday, October 8 to learn about the NIH’s decision to promote the use of FHIR in EHR systems, share ways that the National Library of Medicine is seeking input from stakeholders about this notice, and describe the future capabilities of biomedical research made possible through the use of FHIR.

Clem J. McDonald, MD
Chief Health Data Standards Officer, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

Teresa Zayas-Cabán, PhD
Chief Scientist, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

W. Ed Hammond, PhD, Director, Duke Center for Health Informatics, Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Recording Now Available: A Public Health Approach for Firearm Injury Prevention

In his September 12 ROCC webinar, Ronald Stewart, MD, FACS, Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at UT Health San Antonio, and Medical Director, Trauma Programs, American College of Surgeons, discussed the public health framework for firearm injury prevention and the need for federally funded public health research focused on firearm morbidity and mortality. Dr. Stewart also described work of the ACS committee on trauma and collaborative efforts to enhance research, education, and targeted injury prevention initiatives. Access the recording.

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