TitleCAPriCORN: Chicago Area Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsKho, AN, Hynes, DM, Goel, S, Solomonides, AE, Price, R, Hota, B, Sims, SA, Bahroos, N, Angulo, F, Trick, WE, Tarlov, E, Rachman, FD, Hamilton, A, Kaleba, EO, Badlani, S, Volchenboum, SL, Silverstein, JC, Tobin, JN, Schwartz, MA, Levine, D, Wong, JB, Kennedy, RH, Krishnan, JA, Meltzer, DO, Collins, JM, Mazany, T
Corporate AuthorsCAPriCORN Team
JournalJ Am Med Inform Assoc
Date Published07/2014
KeywordsChicago, Computer Communication Networks, Computer Security, Confidentiality, Electronic Health Records, Humans, Information Dissemination, Information Systems, Medical Record Linkage, Outcome Assessment (Health Care), Patient-Centered Care

The Chicago Area Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN) represents an unprecedented collaboration across diverse healthcare institutions including private, county, and state hospitals and health systems, a consortium of Federally Qualified Health Centers, and two Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals. CAPriCORN builds on the strengths of our institutions to develop a cross-cutting infrastructure for sustainable and patient-centered comparative effectiveness research in Chicago. Unique aspects include collaboration with the University HealthSystem Consortium to aggregate data across sites, a centralized communication center to integrate patient recruitment with the data infrastructure, and a centralized institutional review board to ensure a strong and efficient human subject protection program. With coordination by the Chicago Community Trust and the Illinois Medical District Commission, CAPriCORN will model how healthcare institutions can overcome barriers of data integration, marketplace competition, and care fragmentation to develop, test, and implement strategies to improve care for diverse populations and reduce health disparities.

Alternate JournalJ Am Med Inform Assoc
PubMed ID24821736
PubMed Central IDPMC4078298
Grant ListUL1 TR000430 / TR / NCATS NIH HHS / United States
UL1TR000050 / TR / NCATS NIH HHS / United States
UL1TR000430 / TR / NCATS NIH HHS / United States
UL1 TR000050 / TR / NCATS NIH HHS / United States
P30 DK092949 / DK / NIDDK NIH HHS / United States