CAPriCORN Approved for $8M Award

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Contact: Heather M. Tarczan


Chicago Area Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN)
Approved for $8 Million in Second Phase of Development of PCORnet,
a New National Clinical Research Network


The Chicago Area Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN) has been approved for a three-year $8 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) as part of the second phase of the development of PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network.

This funding award continues PCORI’s support for CAPriCORN’s participation in PCORnet, a large, collaborative research initiative designed to link researchers, patient communities, clinicians, and health systems in productive research partnerships that leverage the power of large volumes of health data maintained by the partner networks. PCORnet will enable the nation to conduct clinical research more quickly and less expensively than is now possible and will ensure that research focuses on the questions and outcomes that matter most to patients and those who care for them.

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Year in Review – Cook County Health & Hospitals System July 2015

Cook County Health & Hospitals System: A Year in Review
June 2014-June 2015

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System is in the midst of a transformative journey: continuing on with its historical mission of providing care to those most in need while adapting to an expanded role as a steward of population health and a Medicaid managed care health plan. It is with this lens that CCHHS is taking an innovative and integrated approach to the fulfillment of our mission by aligning our work as a provider of care, both in traditional and correctional settings, a public health authority and a health plan.

The system has achieved significant success in numerous arenas during the last 12 months thanks to the dedication and hard work of countless CCHHS clinicians, employees and partners and the aligned support of the CCHHS Board of Directors, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County commissioners, and legislators. This June CCHHS also recognized the one year anniversary of Dr. Jay Shannon’s tenure as CEO. This brief provides a summary of achievements CCHHS attained between June 2014 and June 2015.


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Global Market Opportunities for Medical Device & Equipment Manufactures


Metro Chicago medical supply manufacturers exported over $1.1 billion last year, fulfilling global demand for high quality American-made medical technology products. Metro Chicago exports more medical technology than any city except New York. Metro Chicago’s medical technology exports have grown by over 37% since 2007.

Is your company ready to join the global healthcare market?

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IMD&U: Learn Our Story. Share Our Vision.

As an IMD partner or key constituent, you aren’t just part of the Illinois Medical District story, you—and those you serve—are the heart of it. Throughout 2017 we will share monthly updates on all that is taking place in the IMD and encourage U to be part of our story by emailing IMD& with ideas and topics of interest.

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