2016 HCSRN Conference A Success!
Co-hosted by MCRF and Henry Ford Health System, the conference focused on the use of health care system and patient data in new ways to improve the health of our patient and community populations, and highlighted new and ongoing collaborations between researchers, clinicians, administrators, and patients.
Flu Vaccine Research Highlights Variable Protection
The findings are based on a report published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The analysis, which included studies published from 2007 through early 2015, was conducted by Edward Belongia, MD and colleagues at Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation (MCRF) and the University of Minnesota.
CCEPH Investigators Honored
Edward Belongia, MD and James Donahue, DVM, PhD both received awards at the annual meeting for Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD).
Improving population health and patient care outcomes by leading and promoting consequential epidemiology research
The Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health (CCEPH) conducts independent and collaborative research on disease occurrence, risk factors, prevention, and treatment. The CCEPH mission is to improve population health and patient care outcomes by leading and promoting consequential epidemiology research. Central Wisconsin is an ideal setting to conduct this type of research—the Marshfield Epidemiology Study Area (MESA) provides a stable population base where nearly all residents receive inpatient and outpatient care from Marshfield Clinic. We have the resources and expertise to conduct cutting-edge research, including a combined electronic medical record, medication and immunization registries, and a large group of experienced epidemiologists and scientific support staff. We serve a largely rural population, providing opportunities to examine the unique health issues affecting smaller communities and rural residents, along with intervention and outcome questions that apply to larger populations.