The HCSRN is committed to sharing lessons learned in the conduct of embedded multisite research.   

The HCSRN Scientific Data Resources Forum is our venue for showcasing a range of work happening in informatics, analytics, data development, and scientific collaboration. We feature both HCSRN and non-HCSRN presenters and archive the presentations.  Links to past sessions are found below (password hcsrnSDRF1).

Join us on July 13, 2021, at 4 pm EST for the next SDRF

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April 2021's Presentation
Professor Gabriel Chodik
Prof. Gabriel Chodick, PhD, MHA, is the Head of Maccabitech  Epidemiology and Database Research. Chodick is a Full Professor at the School of Public Health in Tel Aviv University and an adjunct researcher at the Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics at the NIH. He earned an MSc and PhD degrees in Epidemiology from Tel Aviv University, where he also completed his Masters in Health Administration. He was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the School of Public Health, UNC at Chapel Hill and completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md. Chodick has authored or co-authored over 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Professor Gabriel Chodik, a longtime member of the HCSRN, is pleased to demonstrate how self-serve data exploration and synthetic data generation accelerates Covid-19 research in Israel. Gabriel leads the epidemiological & clinical research arm of Maccabi Healthcare, an HMO with nearly a third of the Israeli population under its care. Maccabi partnered with MDClone in 2017 to broaden access to data and eliminate long cycle times associated with analyst mediated research. When Coronavirus struck, Maccabi researchers had already experienced how much faster they could complete data projects using MDClone. What once had taken months, now took only days to weeks. This increased ‘speed-to-insight’ proved invaluable as the pandemic evolved and spread. MDClone’s ability to create synthetic data on demand also enabled Maccabi to participate in joint research projects with Sheba Medical Center, Israel’s premier academic hospital. During the April HCSRN Scientific Data Research Forum, Professor Chodik will recount Maccabi’s response to the pandemic and highlight some of the research conducted by Maccabi and Sheba investigators. He will also demonstrate the MDClone query tool using actual synthetic patient data from both Maccabi and Sheba Medical Center.


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2020 Archived Sessions 

Suma Vupputuri, PhD & Aruna Kamineni, PhD: Advancing Equity, Inclusion and Diversity in the HCSRN (August 2020)

Dan Ng & Heather Tavel: Putting the "Virtual" in the VDW: Developing New Encounter Types for Virtual Care (July 2020)

Sarah Greene, MPH: State of the HCSRN / Farewell Address (April 2020) 


2019 Archived Sessions

Adam Wilcox, PhD & Liz Zampino, MS: Center on Data 2 Health (CD2H) Initiative (December 2019)

Carla Rodriguez, PhD: New opportunity to advance the safety & effectiveness of regulated products: IMEDS (November 2019) 

Liz Amos, MLIS:  FHIR Tools for Research (September 2019) 

Rob Penfold, PhD: Designing & Implementing Clinical Trials Using EHRs (August 2019)

Roy Pardee, JD, MA: DIY Analytics - How You Can and Why You Should (July 2019) 

Darren Toh, ScD: Analytic & data sharing options in multi-database or multicenter studies: Is there a one-size-fits-all approach? (June 2019)

Daniel Vreeman, PT, DPT, MS, FACMI: LOINC - A Vital Tool for Clinical Data Exchange (May 2019)

Joseph Ross, MD, MHS: Sharing Data via the Yale Open Data Access (YODA) Project - Early Experiences & Lessons Learned (March 2019)

Sarah Greene, MPH: A Closer Look at the HCSRN's Resources & Capabilities (February 2019)

Alan Bauck & Reesa Laws: Updates from the Kaiser Permanente Center for Effectiveness and Safety Research (January 2019)


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