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MedStar Health Joins
National Evaluation System for health
Technology Coordinating Center (NETScc)
Research Network
We are proud to announce that we’ve joined the National Evaluation System for health Technology Coordinating Center (NESTcc), an initiative of the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC). NESTcc’s research network of internationally recognized health organizations supports the generation of real-world evidence and collaboration with stakeholders across the medical device ecosystem.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Treats First COVID-19 Patient
With Lenzilumab
MedStar Washington Hospital Center treated its first COVID-19 patient with study drug lenzilumab. MedStar Health is one of 18 sites participating in a Phase 3, multi-center clinical trial to assess whether the use of lenzilumab can alleviate the immune-mediated cytokine release syndrome and reduce the time to recovery in hospitalized patients with severe or critical COVID-19 pneumonia.

Fitbit App Receives Clinical Clearance
Based on Clinical Trial Outcomes
for Identifying Atrial Fibrillation
MedStar Health participated in a nationwide multi-site clinical trial, which studied Fitbit’s new electrocardiogram (ECG) app for assessing heart rhythm for atrial fibrillation. Fitbit has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to use their ECG app to detect individual’s heart rhythm for signs of atrial fibrillation. The announcement was covered in Cardiac Rhythm News and mHealth Intelligence.

MedStar Health National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare will be developing computational algorithms and software tools to make the reporting and analysis of patient safety event reports easier in order to improve patient safety. The four-year, $1.5 million R01 award is led by principal investigator Raj Ratwani, PhD. The research will focus on developing artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to classify medication related safety event reports into actionable medication error categories.

MedStar Health Awarded Grant to
Implement and Evaluate Innovative
Sepsis Clinical Decision Support
MedStar Health National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare was awarded a grant by The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine as part of its DxQI Seed Grant Program. MedStar Health will use this grant to address sepsis, the most common cause of in-hospital death and the most expensive in-patient cost. the program will launch and evaluate a new sepsis-specific clinical decision support tool that uses a validated sepsis staging model to provide earlier and more accurate characterization of sepsis patients. READ MORE
MedStar Health Selected by the AHRQ
for Research Partner Network
MedStar Health is proud to announce its selection by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to participate in its research network, known as ACTION IV: Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks. Over the next 5 years, participation in the research network will allow MedStar Health to compete for contracts with an overall value up to $75 million.


Research Networks

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MedStar Health Research In the News

Everyday investigators and researchers at MedStar are advancing health and contributing to important advancements in medical science and academics.

Core Scientific Services

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Research Support for MedStar Researchers

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