RWE Outcomes Research

Expanding the Reach of Research

Studying outcomes in large, diverse patient populations over time is vital to improving health care. Mercy Research uses real-world data and evidence (RWD/E) collected from electronic health records, supply chain systems and patient-reported outcomes to study the safety and effectiveness of medical devices and treatments.

During the past year, Mercy Research collaborated with other institutions on large, multicenter projects focused on medical device outcomes research.

Under the guidance of Dr. Joe Drozda, Mercy Research Director of Outcomes Research, and with support from Mercy Technology Services and Mercy’s supply chain co-workers, Mercy captures UDIs at many critical service locations and directly incorporates UDIs into our patients’ electronic health records.

Combining device data and RWD has opened the door for studying outcomes in large, diverse patient populations that can’t be supported through typical clinical trials.