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The 22nd Annual Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN) Conference took place on April 13-16, 2016 in Atlanta, GA.  The theme for this year’s conference was Advancing Population Health: New Models and the Role of Research.  Three notable points that particularly highlighted this theme include: (1) growth of the HCSRN to include new sites that are not traditional integrated delivery systems, such as Catholic Health Initiatives, which covers a big geographic area but does not offer insurance products; (2) a call to do a better job engaging patients in research, which was emphasized in the opening presentation and in several sessions that included patient presenters; and (3) the importance of sharing data.  Regarding this last point, Sarah Greene, CRN alum and now the inaugural Executive Director of HCSRN, noted that the pressure to share data is increasing and HCSRN needs to take the lead in determining how this will be done, rather than... Read more