PopMedNet™ is a scalable and extensible open-source informatics platform designed to facilitate the creation and operation of distributed health data networks. PopMedNet™ enables simple, efficient creation and use of distributed data networks, through a set of tools and web-based services. It is optimized to facilitate distributed analyses of medical product safety, comparative effectiveness, quality, medical resource utilization, cost-effectiveness, and related population health activities.

More information about PopMedNet, including functionality, security, open source availability, presentation materials, and professional research publications, can be found on the PopMedNet website.

Networks powered by PopMedNet include:

Refer to the PopMedNet website for the complete list of networks.

Related Publications

Malenfant JM, Hochstadt J, Nolan B, Barrett K, Corriveau D, Dee D, Harris M, Herzig‐Marx C, Nair VP, Wyner Z, Brown JS. Cross‐Network Directory Service: Infrastructure to enable collaborations across distributed research networks. Learn Health Sys. 2019; 3:e10187. https://doi.org/10.1002/lrh2.1018712.

Her QL, Malenfant JM, Malek S, Vilk Y, Young J, Li L, Brown J, Toh S. A Query Workflow Design to Perform Automatable Distributed Regression Analysis in Large Distributed Data Networks. . EGEMs (Wash DC). 2018; 6(1): 11, pp. 1–11. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/egems.209.

Davies M, Erickson K, Wyner Z, Malenfant JM, Rosen R, Brown JS. Software-enabled Distributed Network Governance: The PopMedNet™ Experience. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2016 Mar 30;4(2):1213. DOI: http://doi.org/10.13063/2327-9214.1213.

Vogel J, Brown JS, Land T, Platt R, Klompas M. MDPHnet: Secure, Distributed Sharing of Electronic Health Record Data for Public Health Surveillance, Evaluation, and Planning. Am J Public Health. 2014 December; 104(12): 2265–2270. Published online 2014 December. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302103

Klann JG, Buck MD, Brown J, Hadley M, Elmore R, Weber GM, Murphy SN. Query Health: standards-based, cross-platform population health surveillance. J Am Med Inform Assoc. Jul-Aug 2014;21(4):650-6. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2014-002707. Epub 2014 Apr 3.

Toh S, Platt R, Steiner JF, Brown JS. Comparative-effectiveness research in distributed health data networks. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2011 Dec; 90(6):883-7. Epub 2011 Oct 26.

Behrman RE, Benner JS, Brown JS, McClellan M, Woodcock J, Platt R. Developing the Sentinel System - A national resource for evidence development. NEJM. 2011 Feb; 364:498-499.  

Brown JS, Holmes JH, Shah K, Hall K, Lazarus R, Platt R. Distributed health data networks: A practical and preferred approach to multi-institutional evaluations of comparative effectiveness, safety, and quality of care. Medical Care 2010; 48 Suppl: S45-S51.

Maro JC, Platt R, Holmes JH, Strom BL, Hennessy S, Lazarus R, Brown JS. Design of a national distributed health data network.  Ann Intern Med 2009;151:341-4.

Related Links

PopMedNet Official Site

Principal Investigator

Jeffrey Brown, PhD


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