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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ADVANCE NETWORK PARTNERS

ADVANCE is one of 9 large Clinical Research Networks (CRNs) 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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ADVANCE NEWS

ADVANCE Update: November 2019

Happy November! We greatly appreciate your continued support and are excited to share an update on the latest ADVANCE activities. ADVANCE RETREAT As you know, last month we held our fourth annual ADVANCE Retreat in the beautiful downtown Portland, Oregon. Thank you to...

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The ADVANCE Update: September 2019

Welcome to September, everyone! We greatly appreciate your continued support for the ADVANCE Collaborative and are excited to share some of our most notable achievements from the last several months. ADVANCE PUBLICATIONS In April, Erika Cottrell, PhD MPP, OCHIN...

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