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Study Name Description Type of Patients Included N Data Elements
ABFM Maintenance of Certification: Does Completion of Professional Development Programs Affect Quality of Patient Care? This pilot study investigates the effect of two professional development programs on the quality of care delivered by physicians to patients with diabetes mellitus. All patients with diabetes linked to participating providers 9354
  • Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes Diagnosis Records
  • Medications Prescribed
  • Diabetic Foot Exam
  • MicroAlbumin/Cr Ratio
  • A1c
  • LDL
  • Gender
  • Year of Birth
Study Name Description Type of Patients Included N Data Elements
CKD - Natural History The purpose of this study was to examine the rate of progression of  chronic kidney disease (CKD) and factors that will modify that such as blood pressure control, blood sugar control, use of ACE inhibitors, and use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The dataset will also help determine the positive predictive value of a single eGFR or a single urine albumin creatinine ratio (UACR). Any person with an eGFR below 60 69817
  • ALT
  • Gender
  • Current Smoker
  • Height and Weight/BMI
  • Total physician visits
  • Hemoglobin
  • HDL
  • LDL-C
  • Triglycerides
  • Age
  • AST
  • Urine albumin/creatinine ratio
  • HbA1c
  • 25 OH Vitamin D
  • Serum Phosphorous
  • PTH intact
  • All meds
  • All diagnosis – Active
  • All diagnosis – inactive
  • Blood pressure
  • Estimated GFR
  • Creatinine
Study Name Description Type of Patients Included N Data Elements
CME Effectiveness We have partnered with AAFP Continuing Medical Education to assess whether CME courses change clinician behavior.
  • 250.xx OR
  • meet screening criteria OR
  • had an A1c
76110
  • Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio
  • Creatinine
  • A1c
  • Lipid Panel
  • Prescribed Medications
  • Blood Pressure
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Diagnoses
  • Gender
  • Age
Study Name Description Type of Patients Included N Data Elements
Cardiac Testing Evaluation EHR data from healthcare systems in three regions of the U.S. were evaluated. Results were used to develop CME content targeted to specific regional testing orders. The analysis evaluated which test each group was most likely to receive and how the test related to risk.   289793
  • LDL
  • Gender
  • Prescribed Medications
  • Diagnoses
  • Blood Pressure
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Smoking Status
  • Year of Birth
  • A1c
  • Encounters
  • Total Cholesterol
  • HDL
  • Cardiology Referrals
  • Resting EKG/ECG
  • Treadmill EKG/ECG
  • CT Cardiac Imaging
  • Functional cardiac testing for ischemia
  • Family History of Early CVD
Study Name Description Type of Patients Included N Data Elements
Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Learning Community (CRRLC) In this two-year observational study, we created a Cardiovascular Risk and Reduction Learning Community to see if this reduces cardiovascular events and health care costs in patients. All patients over 18 964968
  • C-reactive protein (CRP)
  • Gender
  • Systolic blood pressure
  • Diastolic blood pressure
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Hemoglobin A1c
  • ALT (alanine aminotransferase)
  • AST (aspartate aminotransferase)
  • Total cholesterol
  • HDL cholesterol
  • LDL cholesterol
  • Year of birth
  • Serum creatinine
  • Encounters
  • Glucose level (fasting)
  • Glucose level (non-fasting)
  • Total bilirubin
  • INR (International Standardized Ratio)
  • Platelet count
  • Diagnoses
  • Smoking Status
  • Drinking Status
  • Premature onset of CVD in first degree relative
  • Medication Allergies
  • Medications Prescribed
  • Medication Fulfillment Data
  • Serum triglycerides
Study Name Description Type of Patients Included N Data Elements
Collaborative National Network Examining Comparative Effectiveness Trials CoNNECT is a new research infrastructure which merges the Collaborative Care Research Network (CCRN) with the Distributed Ambulatory Research and Therapeutics Network (DARTNet). All patients with a chronic condition (asthma, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, obesity) 187500
  • Prescribed Medications
  • Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • HDL
  • LDL
  • A1c
  • Treatment Initiation
  • Questionnaire Responses
  • Blood Pressure
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Gender
  • Year of Birth
Study Name Description Type of Patients Included N Data Elements
Comparative Effectiveness Study on Major Depression This project used national claims data to generate knowledge of antidepressant treatment of adult and pediatric depression episodes. Patients with a diagnosis of depression OR a completed PHQ-9 59862
  • AST
  • Gender
  • Current smoking status
  • Height and Weight/BMI
  • Total physician visits
  • Hepatitis A antibodies (IgG and IgM)
  • Hepatitis B markers
  • Hep B antibodies
  • Hepatitis B viral markers
  • Hepatitis C Antibodies
  • Hepatitis C viral RNA qualitative and quantitative tests
  • Age
  • Hematocrit
  • Episode Dating Data
  • ALT
  • Procedures
  • Prescribed and filled medications
  • Medication Allergies
  • All diagnosis – Active
  • All diagnosis – inactive
  • Blood pressure
  • Family History of Depression, suicidality or other mental disorders
  • PHQ 2 Score
  • PHQ 9 Score
  • Hemoglobin
Study Name Description Type of Patients Included N Data Elements
Community-acquired MRSA We are conducting electronic chart audits to increase our understanding of CA-MRSA diagnosis, treatments, and documentation. All patients with a diagnosis of a SSTI  
  • Diagnoses
  • Prescribed Medications
  • Incision/Drainage Performed
  • Culture Performed
  • Insurance
  • Visit information
  • Gender
  • Age
Study Name Description Type of Patients Included N Data Elements
Enhancing Fulfillment Data in Community Practices for Clinical Care and Research This project will improve the accessibility and utility of fulfillment (dispensing) data in community practices.      
Study Name Description Type of Patients Included N Data Elements
Hypoglycemic Therapeutic Decision Making in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus This is an analysis of data from electronic health records in order to better understand the therapeutic decision-making process physicians follow when prescribing drugs for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Persons of age > 18, with a diagnosis (defined by ICD-9 code) on diabetes (any type) and/or one A1c 143057
  • Year of birth
  • Gender
  • Current smoking status
  • Alcohol use
  • Height/weight
  • HbA1c
  • Urine protein/creatinine ratio
  • Lipid panel
  • Creatinine
  • Glucose
  • All medications
  • All diagnosis codes (active and inactive) (ICD-9)
  • Blood pressure
  • Estimated GFR
  • Insurance coverage
  • Death status
  • Hospitalizations
  • Hypo- and hyper-glycemic events
  • Complications from diabetes
  • Race/ethnicity
Study Name Description Type of Patients Included N Data Elements
Improving Hypertension Management in Primary Care Practice with the AAFP METRIC Program This is an evaluation of the AAFP METRIC (Measuring, Evaluating and Translating Research into Care) and AAFP Practice Enhancement Forum (PEF) quality improvement programs that focus on the chronic care model.      
Study Name Description Type of Patients Included N Data Elements
Improving the Evidience Base for Chronic Kindey Disease (Translate CKD) This group randomized controlled trial will test the extent to which CDS plus practice facilitation promotes evidence-based care and improves the clinical outcomes of reduced disease progression and mortality in primary care practices. Adults over age 18 with the diagnosis of CKD and/or one eGFR <60 within last 48 months 22683
  • ALT
  • Gender
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Current smoking
  • Height and Weight/BMI
  • Total visits/encounters
  • Hemoglobin
  • HDL
  • LDL-C
  • Triglycerides
  • Year of Birth
  • AST
  • Nephrologists referrals
  • HbA1c
  • 25 OH Vitamin D
  • Serum Phosphorous
  • PTH intact
  • All medications
  • All diagnosis – Active & Inactive
  • Blood pressure
  • Estimated GFR
  • Urine albumin/creatinine ratio
  • Medicare Insurance Coverage
  • Creatinine
Study Name Description Type of Patients Included N Data Elements
Interdisciplinary Studies of the Impact of Information Diffusion on Prescribing Behaviors: A Complex Adaptive Systems Approach This project will study, describe, and model physician behavior change as a network phenomenon. We will derive rules for optimal management from the JNC-7 and JNC-8 publications. We will use a database including elements relevant to hypertension management including clinical phenomena related to prescribing decisions as the test-bed.  Patients with hypertension treated in family practice environments 180359
  • Diagnoses
  • Prescribed Medications
  • Date of prescriptions
  • Visit information
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Race
  • Blood pressure
  • Creatinine
  • Referrals
  • Practice location
Study Name Description Type of Patients Included N Data Elements
Peers for Progress (Evaluation of the Implementation and Effectiveness of a Successful Diabetes Peer Mentoring Program) This project investigates the impacts of peer mentoring on diabetes management. Patients with a diagnosis of diabetes 10233
  • Blood Pressure
  • Gender
  • Prescribed Medications
  • Smoking Status
  • Alcohol use
  • Microalbumin
  • A1c
  • Microalbumin/Creatinine ratio
  • LDL
  • HDL
  • Triglycerides
  • Total Cholesterol
  • Age
  • Weight
  • Total direct cost of care
  • PHQ2
  • PHQ9
  • DDS2
  • DDS17
  • History of heart disease
  • History of stroke
  • History of lower extremity amputation
  • Visual Impairment
  • Foot Exam
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Diabetes Education
  • Encounter data
  • Height
Study Name Description Type of Patients Included N Data Elements
Physician Decision Making in Antidepressant Prescribing Point of care survey of providers within 24-48 hours of prescribing a new antidepressant for a pediatric patient (age less than 18 years). Survey answers will be linked to that particular patient’s data. We anticipate a data collection period of 6-8 months after IRB approval and study initiation. Pediatric patients (less than 18 years old) receiving new prescription for any antidepressant unknown
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Insurance
  • Diagnoses
  • History of psychotherapy
  • Index antidepressant prescribing data, including:
    • Name of antidepressant
    • Date initially prescribed
    • NDC
    • Drug Name
    • Strength
    • Quantity dispensed
    • Days supply
    • Number of Refills
    • Directions
  • Medication allergies
  • Hospitalizations
Study Name Description Type of Patients Included N Data Elements
Practice Performance Registry DI regularly pulls clinical data from participating practices, compiles the data, and reports it graphically to allow the organizations and practices to see how they are doing on specific measures and how they compare to other organizations/practices. All patients over 18 1149710
  • Year of birth (all individuals with an age > 89 will have year of birth defaulted to 1918)
  • Gender
  • Patient Visits
  • Prescribed Medications
  • Diagnoses
  • Insurance claims data
  • Blood Pressure
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Cervical cytology (Pap smears) – test performed
  • Mammography – test performed
  • Colonoscopy – test performed (no date limit)
  • Fecal occult blood or fecal immunochemical test (FIT) – test performed
  • Human Papilloma Virus testing
  • Prostate Specific Antigen tests
  • HIV testing (yes/no without result)
  • PHQ-2 or PHQ-9 for screening (can be yes/no completed instead of scores)
  • A1c
  • LDL
  • Total Cholesterol
  • HDL
  • Protein/creatinine ratio
  • Microalbumin
  • Serum Creatinine
  • Bone mineral density scans
  • Pneumovax (no date limit)
  • Herpes zoster vaccination (no date limit)
  • Influenza vaccination
  • Family History of Early CVD
  • Surgical history (hysterectomy, mastectomy, total colectomy, prostatectomy)
  • Alcohol use
  • Smoking status
Study Name Description Type of Patients Included N Data Elements
PTSD A subanalysis of CoNNECT data provided by one organization. We added a PTSD screening process measure and a PTSD score for patients who screened positive. All patients with a chronic condition (asthma, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, obesity)  
  • PCL Total Score
  • Prescribed Medications
  • Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • HDL
  • LDL
  • A1c
  • Treatment Initiation Questionnaire Responses
  • Blood Pressure
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Gender
  • Year of Birth
  • PC-PTSD Neg
  • PC-PTSD Pos
Study Name Description Type of Patients Included N Data Elements
Reducing Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing by Primary Care Clinicians This study tests an effective strategy for reducing the inappropriate use of antibiotics in primary care office practices. All patients with a diagnosis of an acute infection 124061
  • Lab Results: New Grade 3 or 4 Abnormalities
  • Hospitalizations / ED visits (if available)
  • Diagnoses of common infections and side effects of antibiotics (ICD9 Code)
  • Duration of Therapy (In Days) (if available)
  • Prescribed Medications (NDC, Text)
  • Patient Gender
  • Patient Age
Study Name Description Type of Patients Included N Data Elements
Retrospective cohort study evaluating patterns of use, comparative effectiveness, and safety of oral diabetes medications for adults with type 2 diabetes The initial proof of concept project for DARTNet, designed to illustrate the similarities and differences of secondary data from large insurance-based claims datasets to EHR data extraction via DARTNet. Specific design elements included an OCER algorithm for comparing monotherapy to combination therapy for oral hypoglycemic drugs, and then illustrating that comparable data could be extracted using DARTNet, with the addition of patient reported data. Patients with a diagnosis of diabetes  
  • Creatinine
  • Gender
  • Current smoking
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Height and Weight/BMI
  • Total physician visits
  • Total cholesterol
  • HDL
  • Age
  • Triglycerides
  • Creatinine clearance
  • AST
  • ALT
  • HbAlc
  • All meds
  • All diagnosis – Active
  • All diagnosis – inactive
  • Blood pressure
  • LDL-C
Study Name Description Type of Patients Included N Data Elements
Use of Systems Level Interventions to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening and Follow-Up This qualitative study will evaluate an intervention used to increase the rates of Colorectal Cancer screening. Patients between 50 and 75 years of age  
  • CRC screening outreach
  • CRC screening refusals/decline
  • Referrals for CRC screening
  • FOBT, other stool tests
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diagnoses
  • Family history of CRC
  • History of adenomatous polyps
  • History of inflammatory bowel disease
  • History of Bowel Resection
  • Visits
  • Gender
  • Age