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Community based research network: opportunities for coordination of care, public health surveillance, and farmworker research.

Cooper SP, Heyer N, Shipp EM, Ryder ER, Hendrikson E, Socias CM, Del Junco DJ, Valerio M, Partida S - Online J Public Health Inform (2014)

Bottom Line: A total of 94,189 encounters were captured and all could be linked to a unique patient.This project will inform the foundation for an expanding collection of C/MHC data for use by clinicians for medical care coordination, by clinics to assess quality of care, by public health agencies for surveillance, and by researchers under Institutional Review Board (IRB) oversight to advance understanding of the needs and capacity of the migrant and seasonal farmworker population and the health centers that serve them.Approved researchers can request data that constitute a Limited Data Set from the CBRN Data Repository to establish a specific research database for their project.

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Affiliation: The University of Texas School of Public Health, San Antonio Regional Campus, San Antonio, TX.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: The lack of aggregated longitudinal health data on farmworkers has severely limited opportunities to conduct research to improve their health status. To correct this problem, we have created the infrastructure necessary to develop and maintain a national Research Data Repository of migrant and seasonal farmworker patients and other community members receiving medical care from Community and Migrant Health Centers (C/MHCs). Project specific research databases can be easily extracted from this repository.

Methods: The Community Based Research Network (CBRN) has securely imported and merged electronic health records (EHRs) data from five geographically dispersed C/MHCs. To demonstrate the effectiveness of our data aggregation methodologies, we also conducted a small pilot study using clinical, laboratory and demographic data from the CBRN Data Repository from two initial C/MHCs to evaluate HbA1c management.

Results: Overall, there were 67,878 total patients (2,858 farmworkers) that were seen by two C/MHCs from January to August 2013. A total of 94,189 encounters were captured and all could be linked to a unique patient. HbA1c values decreased as the number of tests or intensity of testing increased.

Conclusion: This project will inform the foundation for an expanding collection of C/MHC data for use by clinicians for medical care coordination, by clinics to assess quality of care, by public health agencies for surveillance, and by researchers under Institutional Review Board (IRB) oversight to advance understanding of the needs and capacity of the migrant and seasonal farmworker population and the health centers that serve them. Approved researchers can request data that constitute a Limited Data Set from the CBRN Data Repository to establish a specific research database for their project.

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Relational Database Structure for CBRN Research Database
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Mentions: Data were exported from the repository in 11 comma delimited files, with linkagesavailable through random identifiers. The files all met Limited Data Setrequirements, and were transferred using a secure FTP protocol. The structure ofthe files is provided in Figure 1, wherelinking identifiers are designated in bold.


Community based research network: opportunities for coordination of care, public health surveillance, and farmworker research.

Cooper SP, Heyer N, Shipp EM, Ryder ER, Hendrikson E, Socias CM, Del Junco DJ, Valerio M, Partida S - Online J Public Health Inform (2014)

Relational Database Structure for CBRN Research Database
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f1: Relational Database Structure for CBRN Research Database
Mentions: Data were exported from the repository in 11 comma delimited files, with linkagesavailable through random identifiers. The files all met Limited Data Setrequirements, and were transferred using a secure FTP protocol. The structure ofthe files is provided in Figure 1, wherelinking identifiers are designated in bold.

Bottom Line: A total of 94,189 encounters were captured and all could be linked to a unique patient.This project will inform the foundation for an expanding collection of C/MHC data for use by clinicians for medical care coordination, by clinics to assess quality of care, by public health agencies for surveillance, and by researchers under Institutional Review Board (IRB) oversight to advance understanding of the needs and capacity of the migrant and seasonal farmworker population and the health centers that serve them.Approved researchers can request data that constitute a Limited Data Set from the CBRN Data Repository to establish a specific research database for their project.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: The University of Texas School of Public Health, San Antonio Regional Campus, San Antonio, TX.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: The lack of aggregated longitudinal health data on farmworkers has severely limited opportunities to conduct research to improve their health status. To correct this problem, we have created the infrastructure necessary to develop and maintain a national Research Data Repository of migrant and seasonal farmworker patients and other community members receiving medical care from Community and Migrant Health Centers (C/MHCs). Project specific research databases can be easily extracted from this repository.

Methods: The Community Based Research Network (CBRN) has securely imported and merged electronic health records (EHRs) data from five geographically dispersed C/MHCs. To demonstrate the effectiveness of our data aggregation methodologies, we also conducted a small pilot study using clinical, laboratory and demographic data from the CBRN Data Repository from two initial C/MHCs to evaluate HbA1c management.

Results: Overall, there were 67,878 total patients (2,858 farmworkers) that were seen by two C/MHCs from January to August 2013. A total of 94,189 encounters were captured and all could be linked to a unique patient. HbA1c values decreased as the number of tests or intensity of testing increased.

Conclusion: This project will inform the foundation for an expanding collection of C/MHC data for use by clinicians for medical care coordination, by clinics to assess quality of care, by public health agencies for surveillance, and by researchers under Institutional Review Board (IRB) oversight to advance understanding of the needs and capacity of the migrant and seasonal farmworker population and the health centers that serve them. Approved researchers can request data that constitute a Limited Data Set from the CBRN Data Repository to establish a specific research database for their project.

No MeSH data available.