In May, 2019 UChicago Medicine became an inaugural affiliate of the Cochrane US Network, a group of 11 centers promoting evidence-based decision making in health care.
The overwhelming amount and varied quality of health information that is free of bias, conflict of interest and commercial support on the Internet has been a concern since the 1990s. Evidence-based tools, initially developed for physicians, are available to a growing healthcare consumer market to help navigate quality information.
Cochrane, a not-for profit organization, has grown to be a global, independent network of researchers, providers, patients and caregivers that produce systematic reviews based on the best available research evidence.
“We are delighted to join this Network and bring our expertise together to promote evidence based healthcare and build on our collective efforts to help get evidence into the hands of people who can use it, whether they are patients or practitioners or policy makers,” said Craig Umscheid, MD, Chief Quality and Innovation Officer at the University of Chicago Medicine.
See the Cochrane US University of Chicago Medicine page on their website for contact information.
Faculty, staff and students interested in learning more about systematic reviews are encouraged to utilize UChicago comprehensive Systematic Review Service at its John Crerar Library.