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Comparative Effectiveness Research through Collaborative Electronic Reporting (CER2)

The CER2 (Comparative Effectiveness Research through Collaborative Electronic Reporting) super-network was established in 2012 with funding from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), in partnership with the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD). The goal of the collaboration is to employ clinical data extracted from EHRs to perform CER. Led by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) network of independent pediatric practices and partnering with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and its Pediatric Research Consortium (PeRC) network; the AAFP Electronic National Quality Improvement and Research Network (eNQUIRENet); The MetroHealth System/Case Western Reserve School of Medicine (MH/CWRU); Boston Medical Center; Allied Physicians group; and Eskenazi Health the network has extracted data from more than 1.2 million pediatric patients seen in 222 urban, suburban, and rural private and public sector practices and clinics in 27 states across the nation.

Funding

The network is funded through the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), in partnership with the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD).  

Dataset Description

For details, see CER2 at the AAP.

Publications

Diagnosis and Medication Treatment of Pediatric Hypertension: A Retrospective Cohort Study

David C. Kaelber, Weiwei Liu, Michelle Ross, A. Russell Localio, Janeen B. Leon, Wilson D. Pace, Richard C. Wasserman, Alexander G. Fiks, for the Comparative Effectiveness Research Through Collaborative Electronic Reporting (CER2) Consortium
Pediatrics. 2016; 138(6):e20162195

Comparative Effectiveness Research Through a Collaborative Electronic Reporting Consortium.

Fiks AG, Grundmeier RW, Steffes J, Adams WG, Kaelber DC, Pace WD, Wasserman RC; Comparative Effectiveness Research Through Collaborative Electronic Reporting (CER2) Consortium.
Pediatrics. 2015 Jul;136(1):e215-24. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-0673. Epub 2015 Jun 22.
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Changing patterns of alpha agonist medication use in children and adolescents 2009-2011.

Fiks AG, Mayne SL, Song L, Steffes J, Liu W, McCarn B, Margolis B, Grimes A, Gotlieb E, Localio R, Ross ME, Grundmeier RW, Wasserman R, Leslie LK.
J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2015 May;25(4):362-7. doi: 10.1089/cap.2014.0122. Epub 2015 Apr 28.
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Imputing Missing Race/Ethnicity in Pediatric Electronic Health Records: Reducing Bias with Use of U.S. Census Location and Surname Data.

Grundmeier RW, Song L, Ramos MJ, Fiks AG, Elliott MN, Fremont A, Pace W, Wasserman RC, Localio R.
Health Serv Res. 2015 Aug;50(4):946-60. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12295. Epub 2015 Mar 11.
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Increasing pediatrician participation in EHR incentive programs.

Miller D, Noonan K, Fiks AG, Lehmann CU.
Pediatrics. 2015 Jan;135(1):e1-4. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-2438.
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Elucidating challenges and opportunities in the transition to ICD-10-CM.

Fiks AG, Grundmeier RW.
Pediatrics. 2014 Jul;134(1):169-70. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-0726. Epub 2014 Jun 2.
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Additional presentations are listed on the CER2 at the AAP site.

Read news coverage of this study in the AAP News.