This proposal capitalizes on the tremendous progress made in the initial 3 years of the Scalable Architecture for Federated Translational Inquiries Network (SAFTINet) project and strategically plans for a sustainable technical infrastructure and engaged user community that supports comparative effectiveness research (CER), patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), clinical and quality improvement initiatives, and informs health policy decisions. SAFTINet is a distributed research network (DRN) dedicated to addressing questions relevant to minority, poor, and disadvantaged populations. This project brings together key safety-net stakeholders to inform technologic and network enhancements. Stakeholder will identify high value data uses and create a strategic sustainability plan. We will enhance the ability to link claims and clinic data to support CER/PCOR and other data uses, and assess the ability of our system to meet stakeholder needs.

Public Health Relevance

This project seeks to enhance the capabilities of an existing data network, the Scalable Architecture for Federated Translational Inquiries Network (SAFTINet), by improving its ability to answer impactful questions about the best health care treatments and the best way to provide health care, with special emphasis on the poor and disadvantaged. For this project, we will bring together a diverse set of stakeholders with different perspectives regarding health care (e.g., providers, patients, payer, policy experts, etc.,) to inform enhancements to the data network and plan for sustainability.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Type
Research Project (R01)
Project #
1R01HS022956-01
Application #
8688718
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZHS1-HSR-W (01))
Program Officer
Randhawa, Gurvaneet
Project Start
2013-09-30
Project End
2015-03-31
Budget Start
2013-09-30
Budget End
2015-03-31
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Colorado Denver
Department
Internal Medicine/Medicine
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
041096314
City
Aurora
State
CO
Country
United States
Zip Code
80045