​​Join the Long Term Care Data Cooperative! A national effort to improve the care of post-acute and long-term care residents, and to monitor the impact of treatment innovations and policy initiatives on this population.

Why Join?

A major barrier to developing appropriate clinical and operational responses during this global pandemic is the lack of comprehensive data. During the pandemic, both Brown University and AHCA facilitated communication between selected electronic medical record (EMR) vendors and the CDC, and these initiatives offered the first glimpse of “real time” data on the status of the pandemic in nursing homes. The data sharing and collaborative spirit that has arisen during this time led to the concept of an industry-wide centralized data sharing cooperative.


What Will Be Collected?

The LTC Data Cooperative represents the coming together of major long-term care EMR vendors and thousands of skilled nursing facilities to create a real time data infrastructure, which can be used to perform public health surveillance, examine changes in the use of clinical treatments, and evaluate the impact policies have on resident outcomes. Brown University and AHCA have partnered together with Exponent Inc., to collect and analyze electronic health record (EHR) data in a secure platform to identify trends in residents’ clinical status, care practices, and outcomes that will help improve resident care.

All participants will have the opportunity to:
  1. Receive routine reports to assist with care coordination and improve operations and clinical systems of care.
  2. Voluntarily participate in research funded through NIH-Funded academic partners.


It is FREE for all skilled nursing facilities to participate.​​

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