The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is supporting the development of PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, to create a large, highly representative, national network for conducting clinical outcomes research. This network will improve the nation’s capacity to conduct comparative effectiveness research (CER) efficiently and to learn from the healthcare experiences of millions of Americans.
PCORnet will be a large, highly representative, national network for conducting clinical outcomes research. PCORnet will foster a range of observational and experimental CER by establishing a resource of clinical data gathered in “real-time” and in “real-world” settings, such as clinics. Data will be collected and stored in standardized, interoperable formats under rigorous security protocols, and data sharing across the network will be accomplished using a variety of methods that ensure confidentiality by preventing patient identification.
Common Data Model