The overall goal of the NIH HCS Research Collaboratory program is to strengthen the national capacity to implement cost-effective large-scale research studies that engage health care delivery organizations as research partners. The aim of the program is to provide a framework of implementation methods and best practices that will enable the participation of many health care systems in clinical research, not to support a defined health care research network. Research conducted in partnership with health care systems is essential to strengthen the relevance of research results to health practice.
Collaboratory Pragmatic Trial to Reduce Hospital Acquired Infections Completes its Intervention Phase. The Active Bathing to Eliminate (ABATE) Infection trial has completed the phase of the trial where patients were treated and data were collected. The large-scale trial was designed to assess an approach for reducing multidrug-resistant organisms and hospital-associated infections. Now the study team heads into the data cleaning and analysis phase. Read more about this major milestone for the ABATE trial.