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Seattle Children’s to speed up medical research with national network

Seattle Children’s to speed up medical research with national network

http://pulse.seattlechildrens.org/seattle-childrens-speed-medical-research-national-network/

Source: On the Pulse Blog

A federally funded non-profit has awarded Children’s and seven other pediatric hospitals funding to create a national network of patient data with the goal of speeding up medical research and improving patient care. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will contribute $7 million over the next 18 months to create a national network of pediatric patient information – the National Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network (PCORnet). The network will pool medical data from 11 healthcare organizations and 18 patient-powered networks.