Richard Morgan

5607 Baum Blvd

Project Manager


Health Record Research Request (R3):

Health Record Research Request (R3) is a service of the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) managed by the Chief Research Informatics Officer (CRIO), sponsored in part by the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and Institute for Precision Medicine.  Pitt and UPMC desire to make clinical data available for research. Under the CRIO, on behalf of UPMC, DBMI staff provision data for research (in some cases as Honest Brokers). R3 is this service or process of provisioning UPMC clinical data and of authorizing additional UPMC data sources for research. R3 is available for use by researchers of the University of Pittsburgh, and for UPMC projects requiring research datasets.



PaTH is a Clinical Research Network comprised of Geisinger Health System, Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Health System, Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Temple Health System, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, The Ohio State University, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, University of Michigan, and Michigan Medicine. The network’s combined resources follow a longitudinal cohort of approximately 14 million diverse individuals across a variety of health care settings to maximize the ability to conduct meaningful patient-centered outcomes research and develop a learning health system to which patients and providers jointly contribute.  PaTH uses clinical data from electronic health records (EHR) and patient reported outcomes (PRO) to answer questions of clinical importance to patients, providers, and other stakeholders. Expected outcomes of the CDRN are to conduct patient-centered observational studies on weight across the multiple institutions, and to answer patient-centered research questions regarding recruitment techniques, patients’ weight management strategies, and how health care providers contribute to their weight management approaches.