eMERGE and SPHINX Record Counter Shut Down | Tuesday, September 5th – Wednesday, September 6thAugust 31, 2017 - 04:16PM - by Brittany City
An upcoming scheduled maintenance window is starting Tuesday, September 5th and ending Wednesday, September 6th. During this time, the RD Discover, SD Discover, Subject Locator and Record Counter applications will be unavailable for use. Our RD/SD database will also be unavailable.
IGNITE II RFAs PublishedJuly 25, 2017 - 08:25PM - by kayla.m.howell
The NIH/NHGRI has published IGNITE II RFAs which are linked below for your convenience.
- Implementing Genomics in Practice (IGNITE) II: Pragmatic Clinical Trials – Clinical Groups (U01)
- Implementing Genomics in Practice (IGNITE) II: Pragmatic Clinical Trials –Enhanced Diversity Clinical Groups (U01)
- Implementing Genomics in Practice (IGNITE) II: Pragmatic Clinical Trials –Coordinating Center (U01)
CMS Funding Opportunity on Developing Quality MeasuresJune 22, 2017 - 02:18PM - by Brittany City
CMS announced last week it will award up to $30 million in grant funding to clinical specialty societies, clinical professional organizations and independent research organizations to develop quality measures under the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). This was among AMIA’s top recommendations to CMS throughout 2016 as a means to improve the value of quality measurement in MIPS and APMs. “Recognizing the benefits of measure development by external stakeholders with specific knowledge of clinician and patient perspectives and needs, the funding assistance of these cooperative agreements is specifically designated for entities, external to CMS and other federal agencies, such as clinical specialty societies, clinical professional organizations, patient advocacy organizations, educational institutions, independent research organizations, health systems, and other entities with working knowledge in quality measure development to develop quality measures that could be potentially used for the Quality Payment Program,” CMS wrote in its funding announcement. “Specifically, collaboration and support for these entities in measure development will assist CMS in addressing such essential topics as: clinician engagement, burden reduction, consumer informed decisions, critical measure gaps, shared care and payment accountability quality measure alignment, and efficient data collection.” The application deadline is Sept. 30 and awards will be announced Nov. 30, with grant funding for the 2018 fiscal year. The CMS funding page is here.
Publications Update: CERC Survey ResultsFebruary 10, 2017 - 02:39PM - by Brianne Derveloy
eMERGE is excited to share the results of the national multi-site survey it conducted to investigate public attitudes towards consent and data sharing in biobank research recently publish in AJHG. For the full article click here