New OBGYN study registry could shed light on COVID-19 effects on pregnant mothers and newborns.
DALLAS, TX – Leaders at Cedar Health Research have begun working on several projects related to the novel coronavirus, one of which is a revolutionary women’s health & pediatric health outcomes registry study to track the impact of COVID-19 on pregnant mothers and newborns.
Cedar Health Research, led by CEO Todd Albin & Chief Medical Officer, Ezekiel Fink, MD, in alliance with Aspen Insight, led by CEO Walter Storm are collaborating with community OBGYN private practices in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex on this innovative and urgent project. They are combining the power of physician collaboration and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to provide state-of-the-art applied data science to health and human performance. This technology developed by Aspen Insights will allow researchers to collect, analyze and report on data in real-time and in asynchronistic environments.
Co-Principal Investigator Jeff Livingston, MD, OBGYN and CEO of MacArthur Medical Center, is partnering with Cedar Health Research with hopes of gathering meaningful data through this revolutionary approach.
“Macarthur Medical Center is thrilled to participate in the COVID-19 Pregnancy Registry,” states Dr. Livingston. “Our partnership with Cedar Research & Aspen Insights allows us to utilize a cutting-edge AI-driven data analytics platform operating with industry-leading privacy and ethical standards to answer the unanswered questions regarding the effects of COVID-19 in pregnancy. ”
This will be the first time that a community-based registry study of this size will be executed, leveraging machine learning technology that is integrated with practice and hospital EHR systems.
“By partnering with Cedar Health Research & Aspen Insights in their COVID Registry, my practice is advancing scientific understanding of this devastating virus without any effort or expense,” explains Dr. Hampton Richards, MD, Co-Principal Investigator, Partner, Walnut Hill OBGYN. “We are combining data in an ethical way which honors patient privacy while creating a knowledge base which will help us all.”
This transformative solution will gather crucial COVID-19 related data to the physicians and scientists working on the front the lines of women’s health and neonatology at levels of resolution and speed not previously possible.
About Cedar Health Research
Cedar Health Research is a multi-specialty clinical research site-network based out of Dallas, Texas. They are powered by state-of-the-art AI technology, a world-class network of researchers, and connectivity to more than 500,000 lives through EHR and LIS database integrations. Cedar Health Research is committed to transforming the clinical research domain through the effective adoption of innovative technologies.
About Aspen Insights
Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Aspen Insights is a data science and artificial intelligence firm principally engaged in the research, design, development, and integration of healthcare analytics systems, products, and services.
About MacArthur Medical Center
Our vision is to be the community leader in women’s and pediatric health. Through technology and teamwork, we empower women and educate children. We are a trusted partner who embraces diversity and fosters a culture of respect and loyalty, treating the whole person with innovative excellence.
About Walnut Hill OBGYN:
Founded 50 years ago, Walnut Hill OBGYN is comprised of 8 physicians and 3 mid-levels, seeing over 200 patients each day. With a focus on high-risk obstetrics, minimally invasive surgery, and cutting-edge diagnostics, the physicians at Walnut Hill also participate in the training of medical students and residents at UT Southwestern.