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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Harmonization of various Common Data Models and Open Standards for Evidence Generation

Description of Collaborative Activity:

The goal of this project is to build data infrastructure for conducting patient-centered outcomes research using data derived from the delivery of health care in routine clinical settings. These data are collectively referred to as observational data. The sources of these data may include, but are not limited to insurance billing claims, electronic health records (EHRs), and patient registries. The Common Data Model (CDM) organizes data into a standard structure, which may differ across networks. This project intends to harmonize several existing CDMs in order to support research and analyses across multiple data networks. The aim is to advance the utility of data and its interoperability across networks to facilitate patient-centered outcomes research. The enhanced data infrastructure created through this project will have the capacity to support evidence generation on patient-centered outcomes that can inform regulatory and clinical decision making within federal programs.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Resource Development

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