OneFlorida Clinical Data Research Network News

HOBI researchers  to evaluate cost-effectiveness of lung cancer screening HOBI researchers to evaluate cost-effectiveness of lung cancer screening

Feb 24th, 2020

Screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT scans saves lives. But some people who undergo the recommended annual screenings may have to pay a higher price than others for peace of mind. According to Jiang Bian, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of health outcomes and biomedical informatics (HOBI) at UF Health, annual lung cancer…

HOBI researchers receive PCORI funding to connect social determinants and clinical factors for health outcomes research HOBI researchers receive PCORI funding to connect social determinants and clinical factors for health outcomes research

Nov 4th, 2019

With an estimated $1 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), a team of researchers from the department of health outcomes and biomedical informatics (HOBI) is developing natural language processing (NLP) methods to access clinical notes in electronic health records and extract social and behavioral factors associated with cancer outcomes. Yonghui Wu,…

Press Release on Florida Obesity Rates Reaches Audience of More Than 1.5 Million Press Release on Florida Obesity Rates Reaches Audience of More Than 1.5 Million

Aug 6th, 2018

A recent University of Florida Health (UF Health) press release reporting that Florida’s obesity rates are 10 percentage points higher than previously thought was picked up by a number of state media outlets, including Florida Trend magazine and numerous newspapers and television stations across Florida. The findings by researchers from UF Health, Florida Hospital in…

HOP Faculty Showcase OneFlorida, New BMI Degree Programs at AMIA HOP Faculty Showcase OneFlorida, New BMI Degree Programs at AMIA

Dec 19th, 2016

Several faculty and staff from the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy attended the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium in Chicago from Nov. 12-16.

PCORI Approves OneFlorida Clinical Data Network for Research

Sep 13th, 2016

The OneFlorida Clinical Data Research Network is officially “Approved for Research,” after a rigorous review and data characterization cycle by PCORnet, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s national research data network.

PCORI Funds Three Projects to Address Concerns of Health System Leaders, Patients through CDRN Collaborations

Aug 9th, 2016

Faculty members in the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy received funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to collaborate on three projects that seek to address a variety of pressing concerns among health systems leaders through the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium. The projects aim to impact the quality of care that patients receive…

HOP Faculty Featured in Explore Magazine HOP Faculty Featured in Explore Magazine

May 25th, 2016

The OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium, a robust statewide research infrastructure led by HOP chair Elizabeth Shenkman, Ph.D., and David R. Nelson, M.D., was recently highlighted in Explore, a magazine produced by the UF Office of Research.

Dr. Betsy Shenkman Appointed to Co-chair National PCORI Pediatrics Research Group

Apr 5th, 2016

Building upon years of research in children’s health, pediatric cancer outcomes and health disparities among vulnerable populations, Betsy A. Shenkman, Ph.D., was appointed to serve as national co-chair of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s PCORnet Pediatrics Collaborative Research Group (CRG). The newly formed group will help the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) set national priorities for…

HOP Chair Delivers Keynote Address at UF Nursing College’s Leadership Conference HOP Chair Delivers Keynote Address at UF Nursing College’s Leadership Conference

Mar 22nd, 2016

Betsy Shenkman, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy and director of UF’s Institute for Child Health Policy, delivered a keynote address at the College of Nursing’s 2016 Dorothy M. Smith Leadership Conference in February. Shenkman’s speech, “OneFlorida: Building a Statewide Partnership for Patient-Centered Research,” touched on the importance of collaborating with…

AMIA Provides Great Venue to Share Information about Growing BMI Programs AMIA Provides Great Venue to Share Information about Growing BMI Programs

Dec 7th, 2015

Several members of the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium as well as representatives from the Biomedical Informatics faculty and staff attended the most recent American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium in San Francisco, Calif., from Nov. 14-18. “It was a fantastic venue for sharing information about our PCORI-funded clinical data research network as well as…

Recording of the Christopher Forrest Seminar on the PROMIS Initiative Available Online

Nov 17th, 2015

Christopher Forrest, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pediatrics and health care management at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, recently presented his seminar [...]

Statewide research consortium receives $7.9 million for research to improve patient outcomes Statewide research consortium receives $7.9 million for research to improve patient outcomes

Sep 9th, 2015

A statewide partnership among the University of Florida, University of Miami, Florida State University, health care systems, health plans, providers and patients was approved for a three-year, $7.9 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI, to support patient-centered health care research throughout Florida and the country. The funding award will create…