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Cores

In order to build its research portfolio, the center has two main cores of activities:

  1. CANCER POPULATION ANALYTICS CORE

    Data sources from multiple health care organizations throughout central Indiana are being joined together to answer important clinical/epidemiologic questions regarding the quality of cancer care, and design population-based, system interventions to improve the lives of Indiana cancer patients.

  2. CANCER PATIENT-CENTERED INFORMATICS CORE

    Multiple platforms are being leveraged to develop and test patient-centered technologies to enable individuals to track health care received and communicate with providers. Utilizing OpenMRS, a personal health record (PHR) module was created for colorectal cancer patients including treatment summary information, evidence-based decision support regarding surveillance, and online communication tools. Additional development is being focused upon expanding data integration with the electronic health record, creating patient social networks, providing tools to support patient well-being, and expanding the range of cancer patients whom the PHR can help.