Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (formerly GHRI) Data Description
NIH Collaboratory Distributed Research Network
|Years of data available||2004-2013|
|Total enrollees in research database: All years||3,545,000|
|Total enrollees in research database: Most recent year||715,000|
|Age distribution (%): Most recent year|
|Data models available||Mini-Sentinel Common Data Model (CDM)
Virtual Data Warehouse (VDW) CDM
Informatics for Integrating Biology & the Bedside (i2b2) CDM
|Health plan/health system description||Research center:
Group Health Research Institute (GHRI) is a non-proprietary, public-domain research institution established in 1983 within Group Health, a health care system based in Seattle, Washington.The Institute’s mission is to improve health and health care for everyone through leading-edge research, innovation, and dissemination.To serve its mission, GHRI conducts and disseminates research and evaluation on:
GHRI conducts research relevant to the prevention and effective treatment of major health problems, with an emphasis on health behavior change; evaluating the efficacy and cost effectiveness of health care services and technologies; carrying out population-based surveillance of health status within and beyond the Group Health enrolled population; and evaluating Group Health’s programmatic decisions. Learn more at grouphealthresearch.org
Affiliated health care and insurance provider:
Group Health provides primary, specialty, hospital, home health, and inpatient skilled nursing care on a pre-paid (capitation) basis. Mental health and substance abuse services are part of the enrollee benefit package. Enrollees choose their primary care medical center and their personal physician within that medical center. More than 70% of members receive comprehensive care in Group Health–owned facilities. Group Health has 26 primary care medical centers and one hospital. Learn more at ghc.org.
|Collaboration requirements and additional information||Group Health Research Institute (GHRI) oversees all research conducted at Group Health, including reviewing, approving, and monitoring research by outside scientists.
If you’re interested in conducting research at Group Health, we recommend collaborating with a GHRI faculty member. This helps ensure that proposed projects are consistent with Group Health policies and that potential stumbling blocks, such as effects on the delivery system, are addressed. Projects require funding if any Group Health programming or staff time is needed.
You may contact our faculty members directly to establish a partnership based on common areas of interest. If you can’t find a GHRI faculty member to partner with, you may ask the GHRI Feasibility Review Committee to evaluate your proposal. The Committee helps GHRI leadership determine if an external project is a good fit for Group Health and will also try to help you find a GHRI faculty collaborator. Most projects initiated by non-Group Health scientists require the involvement of a GHRI faculty member.
Proposing research at Group Health in collaboration with an identified GHRI faculty member:
Proposing research at Group Health without a GHRI faculty member who has agreed to collaborate:
|Research capabilities||GHRI supports its research programs with a solid infrastructure of highly skilled teams and resources, including: