Grant: $998,996 - National Institutes of Health - Aug. 13, 2009
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Award Description: Three major trends in medicine offer a tremendous opportunity for Duke University and Durham County, NC to develop a model for population health that will provide insights applicable to the CTSA program and to create a novel, sustainable source of jobs for the community. System that interface with entire communities and public health systems across broad geographic domains serving millions of people. Combining institutional funds with CTSA funds, we have built a set of tools that are within the reach of all CTSA-funded institutions, including an electronic health record, a geospatial temporal mapping system (GSTM), connection of granular medical data with the GSTM, and informatics tools to drive decision support systems. We have also built a campus-community partnership, Durham Health Innovations, which uses the tools as the basis for deploying stratified health services, enhancing biomedical research, and measuring health outcomes in a continuous quality improvement paradigm Building on these efforts, we propose a supplement in Translational Research to create a model to link individual and public health through these tools and enable more rapid translation of implementation research and consistent evaluation of the impact of interventions. Our specific aims are to: 1) Work with a consortium to identify, collate, define and assess preliminary standardized metrics that can be used to measure the health of a population; 2) Use the health metrics as the basis for developing a system for collecting and coding a consistent set of data elements (e.g., height, weight, blood pressure) on every patient interacting with any of the components of the Duke health system; 3) Incorporate granular health data into a system for population metrics and create an associated advanced analytics toolset that can be disseminated to the health delivery, clinical research, health services research, and public health sectors; 4) Train a cadre of clinical/population investigators to use the new tools for population-based research, medical quality assessment, and efficient deployment of health services; and 5) Engage the community in developing and using the metrics and tools in a diverse population undergoing a community-wide effort to improve health outcomes.
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Jobs Summary: NA (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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