The aim of the Health Systems Research Node of the Addiction Research Network of the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network is to expand access and transform substance use treatment through integrating it into real-word medical settings. Through its network of 15 learning healthcare systems and electronic health record data, the Addiction Research Network conducts research that identifies and implements multiple effective treatment options for patients. The Health Systems Research Node is helping to build the infrastructure required for the next era of addiction health services research.
The Cancer Research Network is an initiative funded by the National Cancer Institute to support and facilitate cancer research based in non-profit integrated health care delivery settings. It fosters collaborative research projects that improve knowledge about cancer etiology, prevention, early detection, treatment and prognosis. It supports data development and research infrastructure at 9 participating institutions that provide health care for more than 9 million members. Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research is the lead site and Coordinating Center for the Cancer Research Network.
Center for Comparative Effectiveness and Safety Research (CESR)
The Center for Comparative Effectiveness & Safety Research leverages the expertise of Kaiser Permanente's seven regional research centers and operational analytical groups to answer comparative effectiveness and safety questions that affect health and care delivery. The center is embedded within the Kaiser Permanente learning healthcare organization and within Kaiser Permanente Research. Its aim is to optimize the health and well-being of our members and the public by developing knowledge about what works best for different groups of people, and translating that knowledge into policy and practice.
The Clinical Research in Emergency Services & Treatments Network is a collaborative that encourages, enables and executes research in emergency medicine. Its goals are to support a cooperative platform for the emergency medicine research community, encourage quality research in emergency medicine, and disseminate evidence-based knowledge to refine current community emergency care standards. CREST is headquartered at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, and its researchers represent the emergency departments of 10 Kaiser Permanente Northern California medical centers.
The Health Care Systems Research Network (formerly the HMO Research Network) brings together the research departments of some of the nation's best and most innovative health care systems. Collectively, the Health Care Systems Research Network represents more than 1,900 scientists and research staff with methodological and content expertise from an array of disciplines including epidemiology, economics, disparities, outcomes and quality assessment, trials, genomics, and more.
The Mental Health Research Network is a consortium of research centers based in large healthcare systems whose mission is to improve the management of mental health conditions through closer connections among research, practice and policy. This mission spans a wide range of mental health conditions and treatments as well as a wide range of research methods and questions about treatment development, efficacy, effectiveness and implementation. The MHRN is based in the Health Care Systems Research Network.
Established in 2008, the Food and Drug Administration's Sentinel Initiative is an active surveillance system, developed with public, academic and private entities to monitor all FDA-regulated products, by obtaining information from existing electronic health care data from multiple sources to assess the safety of approved medical products.
Comprised of 25 collaborating cohorts, NA-ACCORD is designed to be widely representative of HIV care in the United States and Canada. NA-ACCORD has established a multi-disciplinary group of collaborators that span disciplines such as basic science, clinical research, epidemiology, data informatics and biostatistics. Collectively, the group frames, designs and answers the key questions in practice today. Together with its core data, NA-ACCORD has established a unique scientific platform to address clinical issues that are now of paramount importance in the modern treatment era.
The PORTAL network participates in the Clinical Data Research Network of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. The program aims to enhance the nation's capacity to conduct comparative effectiveness research by creating a national electronic data infrastructure, promoting the development of data networks, and engaging patients, clinicians and health care systems in the research process. Kaiser Permanente's 7 regions have joined together with other healthcare organizations to form the PORTAL network to develop innovative new methods to support patient engagement in research.
The Vaccine Safety Datalink is a collaborative project between Center for Disease Control's Immunization Safety Office and nine health care organizations. The Vaccine Safety Datalink started in 1990 and continues today in order to monitor safety of vaccines and conduct studies about rare and serious adverse events following immunization.