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September 16, 2020 | 1:58 pm
MedStar Health Awarded an R01 from AHRQ to Apply Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Improve Patient Safety Event Reporting and Analysis

Hyattsville, MD — MedStar Health National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare will be developing computational algorithms and software tools to make the reporting and analysis of patient safety event reports easier in order to improve patient safety. This work is funded through an R01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The four-year, $1.5…

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September 9, 2020 | 7:53 pm
MedStar Health Awarded Grant to Implement and Evaluate Innovative Sepsis Clinical Decision Support

Through the Diagnostic Quality Improvement Seed Grant Program from the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, the MedStar Health research team will leverage existing electronic health data to help patient outcomes in cases of sepsis.

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July 29, 2020 | 3:49 pm
MedStar Health Selected by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for Research Partner Network

Over the next 5 years, participation in the research network will allow MedStar Health to compete for contracts with an overall value up to $75 million.

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June 24, 2020 | 7:29 pm
Historic Philanthropic Commitment Will Enable MedStar Health to Address High Mortality Rates Among Mothers and Children in Washington, D.C.

MedStar Health has announced a transformative philanthropic partnership with the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation to improve care for moms and babies in the Washington D.C. area. The generous commitment establishes the D.C. Safe Babies Safe Moms initiative, which brings together MedStar Health’s nationally recognized experts and clinicians in women’s health, family medicine,…

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April 6, 2020 | 2:00 pm
Interrupting Violence from within the Trauma Unit and Well Beyond

The MedStar Community Violence Intervention Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is currently in the midst of a randomized, controlled trial and was recently highlighted in Health Affairs. The study tracks participants for 1 year, comparing the groups in terms of violent injury recidivism, predisposition to violence, substance abuse, and life satisfaction. Participants in the…

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February 19, 2020 | 1:43 pm
Researchers from MedStar Health to Develop AI-Powered Tools in Partnership with IBM for Biologic Product Adverse Events

Hyattsville, MD -Researchers from MedStar Health are partnering with IBM (Global Business Services and Watson Health) to develop a program for post-market safety and effectiveness surveillance for biologic adverse events. At MedStar Health, the work will be led by Aaron (Zach) Hettinger, MD, MS, and Kristen E. Miller, DrPH, CPPS, and will leverage the informatics…

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February 3, 2020 | 2:49 pm
MedStar Health First to Join Innovative Cerner Network of Health Systems to Conduct Clinical Research

COLUMBIA, MD — MedStar Health is proud to announce it is a founding member and first health system to join the Cerner Learning Health NetworkSM, an innovative platform from Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN), a global health care technology company, designed to enhance clinical research and improve patient care through cross-industry collaboration. The purpose of the Cerner…

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