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Eye Banks & Cornea Transplant Programs Services

The CDRG Transplantation team provides eye banks and cornea transplant programs with several services aimed at helping the eye community heal and restore sight, including:

Study design and implementation.

We offer a team of biostatisticians and epidemiologists to help design and support high quality studies in the area of cornea donation and transplantation. Our team can assist you with designing and implementing studies involving primary data collection, or provide advanced epidemiologic analyses using large national databases, including Medicare data, private insurance databases, and prescription fill data. Our expertise in obtaining, processing, and analyzing administrative databases to glean advanced epidemiologic insights into various conditions and procedures can help eye banks and the ophthalmology community strategically target services to heal and restore sight. In addition, our team is ready to help move the analyses toward publication in the peer-reviewed scientific literature; from medical editing to creation of compelling tables and figures, our team has a record of success in publishing.

Eye bank and corneal transplant program quality monitoring tools.

For your eye bank or corneal transplant program to best meet your goals for healing and restoring sight, you must monitor your data and processes in as near real time as possible. Our team can assist in creating quality monitoring tools to allow informed decisions to drive the future success of the business. If you are an eye bank, monitoring adherence to EBAA Medical Standards and state and national standards through ongoing data analysis can help you achieve excellence. If you are a corneal transplant program, ongoing monitoring of patient outcomes can help target effective improvement strategies.

Policy analysis.

Our team of public health professionals has a history of working with donation and transplant organizations to understand, evaluate, and make recommendations regarding federal policy affecting transplantation in the United States. We can assist your organization in understanding, evaluating, and adhering to policy requirements. In addition, thorough policy analysis can help formulate policy recommendations.

Advanced analytics.

If your eye bank or corneal transplant program needs more advanced analytic support, let our team of expert biostatisticians and epidemiologists assist you. Avoid the pitfall of making bad decisions based on flawed data or flawed analytics. We will work with you to understand the data and the inferences you are attempting to draw from the data.

We also look at projects on a case-by-case basis. Have a unique request? Contact us to discuss.

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Chronic Disease Research Group

Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute

701 Park Ave.

Suite S2.100

Minneapolis, MN 55415


Tel: 612.873.6200

Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM CT

The Chronic Disease Research Group (CDRG) is a division of the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (formerly known as the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation), located in Minneapolis, MN