Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

It’s not just about adults…

Given the lack of outcomes data in the pediatric population, there is a need to develop a repository of data, including integrated electronic clinical data (outpatient, inpatient, laboratory, imaging, prescription), on all CVD risk factors (e.g. hypertension, dyslipidemia) in children. One approach is to start with leveraging health care systems that have existent electronic clinical data, infrastructure in place for conducting electronic health record (EHR)-based research, and solid experience working with electronic data for research purposes.

 

The challenge is that we've lacked the ability to efficiently do this in the past, and hence, the understanding of CVD risks & outcomes of pediatric populations has lagged behind that of adults.

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