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    2021 PCORI Virtual Annual Meeting

    Nov. 17-19 -- Save the date for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held virtually and will feature plenaries and breakout sessions to frame PCORI’s proposed National Priorities for Health, and will cover topics such as health inequities, COVID-19, and patient engagement. Registration will open soon.


    Past ROCC Meetings and Webinars

    NCATS Update Webinar: Launch of Collaborative Data Analytics Platform for Studying COVID-19

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    This AAMC webinar featured updates from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). Joni L. Rutter, PhD, acting director of NCATS, presented details about the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) a partnership, led by NCATS, to create a COVID-19 analytics platform. N3C takes data gathered from electronic health records to build a centralized national data resource that researchers can use to study COVID-19. Dr. Rutter highlighted opportunities for researchers to access N3C data and answered questions about the N3C and other NCATS initiatives.

    COVID-19 Research in States with Rural and Underserved Populations: Highlights from the IDeA Program

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    The Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program strengthens research capacity in states that receive lower levels of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program’s grantees have been conducting invaluable research and this webinar, hosted by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), featured three examples of the important work.

    Clinician Well-Being and Resilience: What the Data Show and How We Move Forward

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    As the COVID-19 public health emergency continues, academic clinicians face unique challenges as they juggle clinical, research, and administrative stressors. In this webinar co-hosted by ROCC and the AAMC’s Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS), Dr. Bernard Chang of Columbia University Irving Medical Center discussed the body of research on the results of stress on mental and physical health, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on clinician well-being. Dr. Chang also highlighted steps academic health centers can take to mitigate the negative impacts of stress across clinical, research, and educational missions. A Q&A session following the presentation was moderated by Dr. Mona Abaza of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and Chair of the CFAS Faculty Resilience Committee. 

    Remote Learning Using Electronic Health Record Simulations during COVID-19

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    In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, institutions have quickly adapted their training environments to provide learners with remote educational opportunities. This webinar featured Oregon Health and Science University’s application of simulation technology to train medical students in using electronic health records. Jeffrey A. Gold, MD, highlighted findings from this program and described the benefits, challenges, and lessons learned for providing this type of remote engagement for students. 

    Generating Real-World Evidence to Enhance Knowledge during COVID-19

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    As the scientific research community responds to COVID-19, there is value in using real-world data and evidence to inform clinical research. The AAMC’s Research on Care Community (ROCC) hosted a webinar featuring Lesley H. Curtis, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Duke University School of Medicine Department of Population Health Sciences, who discussed the benefits as well as challenges of generating real-world evidence and highlighted specific examples related to COVID-19 research.

    Overview of the Final Interoperability and Information Blocking Rules

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    Following the enforcement discretion announcements related to the release of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program final rule and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Interoperability and Patient Access final rule, the AAMC will present the key provisions of these regulations, requirements for providers and health systems, and updated implementation timelines. 

    Topics relevant to AAMC member institutions include: standards related to information blocking; updates to the 2015 Edition certification criteria for health information systems;  new Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for hospitals regarding electronic notifications; and the requirement that data be accessible through application programming interfaces (APIs). 

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

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    October 8, 2019:  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.

    A Public Health Approach for Firearm Injury Prevention

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    September 12, 2019: 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. 

    Using Clinical Decision Support to Move Evidence into Practice: A Discussion with AHRQ

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    February 27, 2019: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) oversees initiatives to improve the quality of care through clinical decision support (CDS). In this webinar, Dr. Edwin Lomotan, Medical Officer and Chief of Clinical Informatics for the Health IT Division in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement at AHRQ described how the CDS Connect Repository is advancing evidence-based care into practice, presented findings from the project’s first use cases, identified CDS-related funding opportunities available through AHRQ, and highlighted ways stakeholders can contribute to CDS Connect.

    NIH HEAL Initiative: Program Update and Funding Opportunities for Pain Research Available through NIH

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    November 8, 2018: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative in April 2018 to accelerate scientific discovery to stem the opioid public health crisis. In this webinar, Walter J. Koroshetz, MD, Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), discussed the HEAL Initiative’s priorities in pain management research.

    The Latest Developments from the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program

    This webinar series presented key initiatives happening at the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program hub sites, upcoming funding opportunities available through the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), and resources for fostering innovation and cutting-edge translational research activities.

    October 30, 2018: Collaborations across NCATS's Trial Innovation Network
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    This webinar highlighted the goals of the Trial Innovation Network, introduced ways that investigators within CTSAs can use the Network to advance their research, and presented what’s happening at a Trial Innovation Center (TIC) and a Recruitment Innovation Center (RIC).

    October 9, 2018: The CTSA Program Vision - Current Initiatives and Future Goals
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    NCATS officials shared details about the nationwide network of institutions working to bring medical research to practice more quickly and efficiently, and discussed key priorities for the CTSA program moving forward.

    PCORI's Achievements in Health Research and Future Outlook
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    Highlighting Academic Medicine's Partnership with the VA

    Genomic Research and the Million Veteran Program
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    VA Tech Transfer Program
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    Testing and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices: Strategies for Learning Health Systems

    Enhancing Multicenter Collaboration—New Methods to Address Privacy and Data Security
    Preserving Privacy in Data Sharing (Audio Recording)
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    EHR Optimization to Advance Learning Health Systems

    October 18, 2017: The AAMC and the Donaghue Foundation hosted the Current State and Future Vision: Making EHRs Work for You summit at the AAMC Learning Center in Washington, DC. The summit brought together approximately 80 participants—among them chief medical officers, chief information officers, chief quality officers and leading researchers from health systems, along with representatives from government agencies, nonprofits, and foundations—to identify opportunities for improving EHR function to support the advancement of learning health systems.

    Linking Research to Care: Programs and Upcoming Research Opportunities by NCI, RWJF, and AHRQ

    Academic Medicine Investment in Medical Research Webinar

    In June 2015, ROCC hosted a free webinar designed to help demystify indirect costs and institutional investment in research. Laura Yaeger, Managing Director from Huron Consulting Group, presented survey results from 46 medical schools concerning their total investment in the research mission. The findings illustrated the key components of institutional investment in research including startup packages and bridge funding. Download Slides (PDF).

    Research in Residency Meeting

    The AAMC and Research on Care Community hosted a meeting on May 28, 2015 which convened teams from institutions interested in enhancing their residency research experience. The goal of the meeting was to create a customized learning environment, matching learners with experts as a means to gather the information and strategies needed to enhance the research experience of their residency programs. Download the Research in Residency meeting notes (PDF).

    • Preserving Science in Medical Schools: Sustaining Funding, Aligning Investigations, Valuing Teaching: Carrie L. Byington, MD (University of Utah School of Medicine)
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    • Implementing a Resident Research Program to Overcome Barriers to Resident Research: Michael Rothberg, MD, MPH (Cleveland Clinic) and Tara Lagu, MD, MPH (Baystate Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine)
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    • Bridging the Gap: Supporting Translational Research Careers Through an Integrated Research Track Within Residency Training: Melissa R. Arbuckle, MD, PhD (Columbia University Medical Center and New York State Psychiatric Institute)
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    • Facilitation of Resident Scholarly Activity: Strategy and Outcome Analyses Using Historical Resident Cohorts and a Rank-to-Match Population: Tetsuro Sakai, MD, PhD (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine) and Rita M. Patel, MD (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine)
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    Promote Peer-to-Peer Learning

    Register as a ROCC member to join the ROCC Listserv, a platform for peer-to-peer learning and sharing of information among members. Discussions will include those facilitated by the ROCC team as well as those initiated by members seeking feedback from others.