|Biostatistics and Study Design
||Create guidance and technical documents regarding study design and biostatistical issues; develop case studies; and ally with collaborators, Demonstration Project investigators, and academic institutions to gather input into key methodological issues.
|Electronic Health Records
||Created the NIH Collaboratory Distributed Research Network to enable distributed remote analysis of research datasets across health systems and act as the key repository for the tools and infrastructure we create to leverage EHRs to support clinical research across multiple health systems.
|Health Care Systems Interactions
||Engages those involved in healthcare delivery systems to participate in research, facilitate the design and conduct of research protocols attractive to practitioners, lower administrative barriers, and communicate results to all parties.
||Creates guidelines and defines best practices with respect to 1) selecting, compiling, and curating the most appropriate PRO measures (and stimulating the development of new instruments when new solutions are needed); 2) the creation efficient, high-quality PRO data collection systems compatible with EHRs and registries; and 3) conducting statistical analyses of PRO endpoints.
||Develops policies and practices to provide a framework for the conduct of health systems research in an ethical manner and in compliance with federal and state regulations. Also, identify areas of uncertainty and aid the NIH Collaboratory and its network in resolving uncertainty through dialogue or empirical research when needed.