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GROUSE Information

What is GROUSE? 

GROUSE (Greater Plains Collaborative Reusable Observable Unified Study Environment) is a GPC project to obtain health insurance claims from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services through the Research Data Assistance Center (ResDAC) at the University of Minnesota. 

  • We currently have 2011-2013 Medicare data and 2011 Medicaid data from the 8 states in the GPC. 
  • We have purchased 2014 and 2015 Medicare data which will be loaded into the GROUSE environment. 
  • We plan to purchase 2016 Medicare data and 2012 Medicaid data 
  • The GROUSE environment will have claims data, site i2b2 data, and site CDM data. 

Obtaining Access to GROUSE?

  1. Please contact heron-admin@kumc.edu with information about your project and interest in using GROUSE. 
  2. Once the GROUSE PI approves the request someone from the KUMC GROUSE team will send you training to complete. 
  3. Respond to KUMC GROUSE team with completed training documentation. 
  4. KUMC GROUSE team will create necessary accounts and priveleges for you to access GROUSE. 

What projects are approved by CMS?

Projects related to obesity, breast cancer, and ALS have been approved by CMS. Any additional areas of interest will require permission from CMS and a re-use fee. 

How to search GROUSE? 

For help searching GROUSE please contact  heron-admin@kumc.edu or refer to the Using Grouse for Analysis slidedeck. 

Technical Information: 

The technical information is updated on the informatics site: GROUSE.

Additional Questions?

Please contact heron-admin@kumc.edu with any questions.