Two federal grants were awarded to fund efforts of the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network.

A three-year, $9 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant will fund an effort to link clinical data from electronic medical records at six hospitals to a common administrative database to answer pediatric comparative effectiveness research questions and possibly provide data from quality improvement studies.

A three-year, $3 million ARRA grant was awarded for a study to examine the effectiveness of a resident handoff bundle in accelerating adoption of safer communication practices at 10 pediatric hospitals.

PRIS is an independent, collaborative effort of the Academy, the Society for Hospital Medicine and the Academic Pediatric Association. It works to improve the health of and health care delivery to hospitalized children and families through large, multi-institutional studies of inpatient pediatric care.

For more about PRIS and the federal grant awards, visit www.ambpeds.org/research/research_pris.cfm.

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