Accelerating Data Value Across a National Community Health Center Network (ADVANCE) is a Clinical Research Network (CRN) that integrates electronic health record (EHR) and community data for underrepresented patients across the United States in order to strengthen inclusion of populations systemically underserved and underrepresented in research.
The ADVANCE Clinical Research Network (CRN) is led by OCHIN in partnership with Fenway Health, Health Choice Network (HCN), and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). The goal of ADVANCE is to build and maintain a network of community-based health care organizations to strengthen inclusion of populations that have been historically underserved and underrepresented in research.
The ADVANCE Data Warehouse maintains data on over 9 million patients and is the nation’s most comprehensive data set on community-based health care organizations and the populations they serve, including people who are publicly insured, uninsured, or underinsured. ADVANCE is one of eight 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 clinical outcomes research.