06. Facilitating Collection of Research and Quality Data in Integrative Medicine Clinical Settings: Views From Academic, Health System and Private Clinics

Rowena Dolor,(1) Jeffery Dusek,corresponding author(2) David Victorson,(3) and Steve Amoils(4)

Rowena Dolor

(1)Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina, United States

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Jeffery Dusek

(2)Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

David Victorson

(3)Northwestern University/Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Steve Amoils

(4)Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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(1)Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina, United States
(2)Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
(3)Northwestern University/Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, United States
(4)Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
corresponding authorCorresponding author.
Contact: Jeffery Dusek, [email protected]
Scientific abstracts presented at the International Congress for Clinicians in Complementary & Integrative Medicine 2013
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Abstract

Focus Areas: Integrative Approaches to Care

The purpose of this panel discussion is to share successful efforts from a practice-based research network (PBRN) including ten integrative medicine clinics. The BraveNet PBRN includes integrative medicine clinics with academic health centers, large health systems, and a stand-alone private practice clinic. While clinical care is prioritized across all of these centers, introducing research into clinical sites oriented to providing care poses challenges that vary by clinic environment. We will highlight some of the unique issues encountered when trying to standardize data collection in sites practicing a patient-centered, whole-systems approach to healing as well as the solutions used to overcome these issues. We will present some operational solutions and data collected from the PBRN’s ongoing data registry, entitled PRIMIER. The panel will engage attendees in a dialogue centering on potential for future analyses of existing results, ideas for possible upcoming studies, and creative ways to expand the PBRN data registry to include additional sites that may have expertise and interest in participating.

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