COVID EHR Cohort at the University of Wisconsin

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In April, 2020, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invited the University of Wisconsin (UW) to lead the COVID EHR Cohort at the University of Wisconsin (CEC-UW).

UW then invited cancer centers participating in the Cancer Center Cessation Initiative (C3I), as well as other health systems heavily impacted by COVID-19, to participate in the CEC-UW project to better understand links between characteristics of COVID-19 patients and their outcomes. Each of the participating healthcare systems have provided electronic health record (EHR) data on all COVID-19 patients, beginning on Feb. 1, 2020.

The goal of CEC-UW is to evaluate how demographic, medical history (including smoking and cancer history), and clinical course are related to COVID-19 severity and outcomes.

CEC-UW builds on UW’s expertise and national leadership in tobacco control, cancer prevention, and EHR integration.

CEC-UW Essentials

1.8 million+ COVID-19 Patients

21 Health Systems

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