CHIP Projects

We have a long history of developing solutions to difficult data questions. The results of our research offer insights that can help patients and their doctors make more informed decisions.

  • A Chicago Center for Excellence in Learning Health Systems Research Training (ACCELERAT) is pleased to announce a Request for Applications (RFA) for the K12 training opportunity for faculty at Northwestern and…

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  • ADAPTABLE (Aspirin Dosing: A Patient-centric Trial Assessing Benefits and Long-Term Effectiveness) is a study comparing the effectiveness of two daily doses of aspirin widely used to prevent heart attacks and strokes…

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  • The National Institutes of Health has awarded $55 million to build the foundational partnerships and infrastructure needed to launch the Cohort Program of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI)—now called…

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  • CAPriCORN

    The Chicago Area Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN) is the Chicago Area Clinical Data Research Network (CDRN) focused on patient-centered outcomes research. It is designed to model characteristics required for…

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  • The Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (CHITREC) originally was created in 2009 after the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was passed. As part of the Federal stimulus package,…

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  • Determinants of racial disparity

    Oral anticoagulation reduces thromboembolic events associated with atrial fibrillation, yet 50% of patient with atrial fibrillation are not prescribed anticoagulants. Recent studies, including our preliminary findings, showed significant racial disparities…

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  • The Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network is a National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)-funded consortium tasked with developing methods and best practices for utilization of the electronic medical…

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  • Healthcare is changing. The Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network (GLPTN) can help providers prepare. (GLPTN) is part of a national effort to help health care professionals – from doctors and…

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  • The HealthLNK Data Repository (HDR) provides healthcare data services to support research initiatives. It is HealthLNK’s flagship initiative that brings de-identified clinical patient data together for research. It is an assembly…

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  • Various efforts have been undertaken to transform diverse and voluminous electronic health record (EHR) data into concise and meaningful concepts, or phenotypes. To date, these efforts have been ad hoc…

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  • The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) has contracted with the Chicago Health IT Regional Extension Center (CHITREC), a program of CHIP, and the Illinois Health IT Regional…

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  • INSPIRE is a research study that supports and evaluates the implementation of screening and treatment interventions for patients with unhealthy alcohol use.

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  • Identification of Rare Autoimmune Events Following Administration of Immunotherapy Drugs (IRAE-ID) is part of The National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet)’s Cancer Collaborative Research Group’s initiative to stimulate collaborative projects that…

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  • As part of the Veteran’s Affairs (VA)s Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI), the project aims to improve veteran health by facilitating the rapid implementation of quality colonoscopy practices into routine…

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  • The Natural Experiments for Translation in Diabetes (NEXT-D) Study examines how the Affordable Care Act expansion of Medicaid will affect diabetes diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes among the newly enrolled. We…

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  • A new era of individualized medicine is evolving where novel biomedical discoveries are leading to more effective prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of disease. Although altered phenotypes are one of the…

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  • The 2017 hypertension treatment guideline changed the definition of uncontrolled blood pressure (BP) to ≥130/80 mm Hg (from ≥140/90) and BP threshold for the initiation of antihypertensive medication for patients…

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  • Quality Payment Program of Illinois

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a contract to Altarum Institute to help small practices in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Minnesota prepare for and…

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  • Oral anticoagulation (OAC) therapy reduces the risk of thromboembolic events associated with atrial fibrillation (AF), yet a substantial proportion of patients with AF are not prescribed OAC. The wide geographic…

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  • The SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) Project, with funding from an NIH R21 grant, focuses on addressing the need to reduce the time it takes to identify patients with SLE. SLE…

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Past Projects
  • Healthy Hearts in the Heartland (H3) was a federally funded research program working with small practice clinics in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana to implement and evaluate quality improvement strategies for…

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  • The Hepatitis C Community Alliance to Test and Treat (HepCATT) in Chicago targets vulnerable populations with the goal of increasing identification, treatment and cure of hepatitis C (HCV) infection.  Application…

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