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Local and National Resources


  • Regenstrief Institute: an internationally respected informatics and healthcare research organization, recognized for its role in improving quality of care, increasing efficiency of healthcare delivery, preventing medical errors and enhancing patient safety. Has three centers;
    • Biomedical Informatics, a global collaborative research and learning organization, developing and evaluating innovative informatics solutions to improve patient care and translate these solutions into cost-effective, operational systems, including a dynamic electronic medical record system.
    • Health Services Research, works to improve healthcare delivery and health outcomes of patients through research on patient safety, quality of care, patient-provider communication strategies, applied health information technologies, system redesign, and health profession practice and education research.
    • IU Center for Aging Research, The Indiana University Center for Aging Research (IUCAR) develops;  tests, and implements innovative strategies to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare and self-care for medically and socially vulnerable older adults.
  • The Burdette Portal:  The Burdette Cancer Portal is a site dedicated to providing information and education about cancer to everyone, and especially to those impacted by cancer, either as a cancer patient, a caregiver for a cancer patient, or a loved one of a cancer patient.
  • IU Simon Cancer Center: The mission of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center is to decrease the mortality and suffering from cancer by conducting outstanding translational research, providing excellence in education, and by delivering high quality patient-centered care.
  • Walther Cancer Foundation: is an independent, private grant-making foundation committed to eliminating cancer as a cause of suffering and death through supporting and promoting interdisciplinary and inter-institutional basic laboratory, clinical, and behavioral cancer research. The Foundation is particularly interested in supporting efforts to strengthen cancer research institutions in the state of Indiana.\
  • Open MRS: The mission of Open MRS is to improve health care delivery in resource-constrained environments by coordinating a global community that creates a robust, scalable, user-driven, open source medical record system platform. The OpenMRS community is a worldwide network of volunteers from many different backgrounds including technology, health care, and international development.
  • National Cancer Institute, Applied Research Program:  The Applied Research Program's (ARP) mission is to understand how and why cancer care and control activities in the United States influence patterns of care and trends in cancer incidence, morbidity, mortality, and survival. This Web site describes ARP's research initiatives across the cancer control continuum, from prevention through survivorship.