Shared Health Research Information Network (SHRINE)
The Shared Health Research Information Network (SHRINE) helps researchers overcome one of the greatest problems in population-based research: Compiling large groups of well-characterized patients. Qualified investigators may use the SHRINE web-based query tool to determine the aggregate total number of patients at participating hospitals who meet a given set of inclusion and exclusion criteria (currently demographics, diagnoses, medications, and selected laboratory values). Because counts are aggregate, patient privacy is protected.
- Generating new research hypotheses
- Conducting Planning research requiring large sample sizes not easily available at any single institution
- Preparing grant applications that would benefit from pre-identification and/or characterization of a potential research cohort
- Identifying potential cohorts for clinical trials
- Conducting research in the areas of population health and health services