Health Systems Network (HSN) researchers have extensive experience conducting collaborative projects both within the Network and with external collaborators. Typical collaborators include other Health Care Systems Research Network members, regional universities, Clinical and Translational Science Award networks, regional and disease-specific research networks and public health departments.
Collaborating with HSN researchers can contribute to successful projects and partnerships for several reasons:
- As content experts in specific scientific areas, they can collaborate on the development of relevant research questions.
- Based on their familiarity with available data at their site, HSN investigators can inform study designs that are efficient and feasible, optimizing aspects of the study process such as data capture and participant recruitment.
- Similarly, many HSN researchers have gained familiarity with data structures and analytic processes across other HCSRN sites, facilitating cross-site collaboration.
- The scientific teams also have well-developed networks of collaborators who can contribute to methodological and operational aspects of working in the healthcare environment itself.
- As studies are completed, the HCSRN-based researcher is well-positioned to ensure that relevant findings receive consideration in clinical practice.
The Health Systems Node (HSN) accepts data from Eligible Professionals (EPs), Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in fulfillment of the Meaningful Use Incentive Programs Modified Stage 2: Objective 10: Public Health Reporting, Measure 3: Specialized Registry Reporting. Active HSN specialized registries include:
- Prescription Opioid Registry
- HEDIS Alcohol/Drug Performance Measure Registry
- Opioid Use Disorders Registry
Consistent with all applicable data sharing agreements and in accordance with applicable law, the HSN accepts data from participating institutions and aims to use these data to improve quality and effectiveness of mental health care. The HSN can receive data securely via a dedicated secure FTP site. Formats for specific registries and specifications for deriving registry datasets from the HCSRN Common Data Model are available. To lean more please
If you are interested in collaborating with the HSN, send an e-mail to