NIH to Provide $4 Million for Pilot Projects | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

NIH to Provide $4 Million for Pilot Projects

January 26, 2009
by root
| Reprints

National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, Md.) will provide an estimated $4 million for three collaborative pilot projects in Ohio, Tennessee and Washington designed to improve informatics support for researchers conducting small- to medium-sized clinical studies, it says. Led by the National Center for Research Resources, part of the NIH, the projects are planned to aid researchers nationwide by improving the way clinical trials data are collected, classified, stored, retrieved and disseminated.

Each of the projects represents collaboration among individuals at three or more institutions that receive NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards. These partnerships are designed to enable translation of evolving information developed in basic biomedical research into treatments and strategies to improve human health.

The three new pilot projects will be led by:

  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) to develop an informatics infrastructure for collecting, managing and analyzing diverse data across institutions more efficiently and effectively;
  • University of Washington (Seattle) to create a way in which researchers at large, geographically diverse medical centers can easily access large shared data sets for research study design; and
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tenn.) to further expand a software system that provides research teams with an easy workflow to rapidly develop secure, Web-based applications for collecting, managing and appropriate sharing of clinical study data.


Report: Healthcare Organizations Struggle with Human Error in Securing PHI

In the first nine months of 2017, unintended disclosure accounted for 41 percent of healthcare data breach incidents, according to a report from specialist insurer Beazley.

Three More Providers Receive 2017 HIMSS Davies Awards

Three patient care organizations have received the 2017 global Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Enterprise Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence for healthcare technology innovations that improve patient outcomes.

Medtronic, American Well Team Up to Integrate Telehealth Capabilities

Medtronic and American Well announced a partnership to offer a telehealth solution focused on the unique needs of the complex, chronic, co-morbid patient population.

Medsphere Merges with RCM Vendor Stockell

Medsphere Systems Corp., developer of the OpenVista electronic health record, is merging with Stockell Healthcare Systems, which offers a suite of revenue cycle management tools.

Report: Insider Threats to Patient Data Remain Unnoticed

Of the reported healthcare data breach incidents that occurred in September, it took an average of 387 days for healthcare organizations to discover a breach had occurred, according to a report from cybersecurity software company Protenus.

Reports: Ex-Pharma Exec Alex Azar Emerges as Trump’s Top Pick for HHS Secretary

President Donald Trump could be on the verge of tapping Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical industry executive and George W. Bush administration official, as the next HHS Secretary, according to media reports.