Welcome to ADVANCE

A community health research collaborative.

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OUR NETWORK

Patients

Health Systems

States

Clinic Sites

As the nation’s largest safety-net community laboratory, consisting of researchers, patients and clinicians, we work together to improve health outcomes, policy, and primary care research among vulnerable and underserved populations utilizing rigorous scientific methods.

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ADVANCE DATA

The ADVANCE Research Data Warehouse (RDW) includes:

Demographics

Patient information, such as date of birth, sex, race, hispanic ethnicity, etc.

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Encounter

Encounter type, date, provider, location, discharge disposition, etc.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis code(s) associated with each encounter.

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Procedures

Procedure code(s) associated with each encounter.

Prescribing

Rx order information such as order date, start date, end date, RxNorm CUI, refills, quantity, etc.

Vital Signs and Smoking Info

Measure date, weight, height, blood pressure, smoking/tobacco status, etc.

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Death Date and Cause

Death date and associated cause of death diagnosis.

Lab Results

Result date, result value, units, normal range, LOINC, etc.

Condition

Problems list and medical history diagnoses. Report date, onset date, resolved date, etc.

Dispensing

Medication dispensing records for publicly and privately insured patients. Dispense date, NDC, amount, etc.

Community Vital Signs

Community indicators at the census track, ZCTA and/or county levels such as census indicators. These indicators have been linked to current and historical patient addresses.

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Patient Reported Outcomes

Screening tool scores such as PHQ, DAST, SBIRT, AUDIT, etc.

The ADVANCE Data Warehouse is the nation’s most comprehensive database on health care and outcomes of safety net patients.

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ENGAGEMENT

PATIENTS

Patients offer important opinions and suggestions regarding health care as well as experience and information from the patient perspective.

We are now seeking new members to join our Patient Engagement Panel (PEP)! The PEP gives patients a way to actively use their experience to advise and guide decision makers, providers, and researchers in work to improve the kind of care we need and get. 

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CLINICIANS

ADVANCE currently supports the OCHIN Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN). Visit our Clinician Engagement page to learn more.

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OUR RESEARCH

PARTNER WITH ADVANCE

If you are interested in partnering with ADVANCE, our Front Door can help with initiating the required approval process and work with you in determining how to proceed.

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YOUR HEALTH IN NUMBERS

OCHIN Patient Engagement Panel (PEP) member Dierdre Baker explores the impact of the Affordable Care Act on health care access and utilization.

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BRINGING GRAND ROUNDS TO RESEARCH

OCHIN Grand Rounds offer an opportunity for researchers to present their work to an audience of clinicians, researchers, clinic staff, stakeholders, patient investigators, and members of the general public.

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ADVANCE NEWS

ADVANCE Monthly Update: November 2018

Happy November, everyone! I hope you are staying cozy as the weather gets a bit cooler. We have had a busy and exciting fall thus far. Here are a few updates for you all: October brought us great news as we have entered Phase 3 of ADVANCE! We are excited to continue...

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2018 PCORI Annual Meeting Recap

This year, over 1,000 people, including ADVANCE Project Director, Rebecca Block, PhD, MSW, and OCHIN Research Associate, Michelle Hendricks, PhD, met in Washington D.C. for The 2018 PCORI Annual Meeting. The event surely delivered providing a star-studded agenda and...

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Jon Puro, MPA, HA

Principal Investigator

 

There have been some staffing transitions on the ADVANCE project management team.

I am so excited to welcome Mary Frances Ritchie as our new ADVANCE Project Manager, and Adrienne Cherry as our ADVANCE Project Coordinator.

 

ADVANCE NETWORK PARTNERS

ADVANCE is one of 13 CDRNs participating in the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) distributed research network, called PCORnet. The goal of PCORnet is to create a national network of representative data for conducting comparative effectiveness and clinical outcomes research.

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