Jennifer DeVoe, MD, is principal investigator
A nearly $7 million award is being presented to OCHIN Inc. for a project aimed at developing and expanding a health-data network that will be part of a national research network. Jennifer DeVoe, MD, DPhil, OCHIN’s research director and an associate professor in OHSU Family Medicine, will serve as the principal investigator.
The award was one of 11 presented to clinical research data networks by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). OCHIN’s project, “Accelerating Data Value Across a National Community Health Center Network (ADVANCE),” was awarded $6,994,142 over 18 months. The project will allow OCHIN to be part of PCORnet: The National Patient-Centered National Clinical Research Network. This national network aims to increase the efficiency of health research.
DeVoe, a physician researcher who sees patients at OHSU Family Medicine at Gabriel Park, has served as OCHIN’s research director for three years. OCHIN, a 17-state,non-profit health center controlled network (HCCN), and OHSU Family Medicine are frequent research collaborators.
“By collaborating across the nation we hope to provide results that will inform policy and improve patient and population health outcomes,” DeVoe said. “This opportunity with PCORI comes at a time when our nation is working to transform healthcare and needs the best evidence possible to ensure that care is more patient-centered. I’m so proud to be serving on this team.”