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Research at Shriners Children's Chicago

Research at Shriners Children's Chicago

Gerald Harris, Ph.D., director emeritus of our Motion Analysis Center, on the research data we use to provide the best care for kids at Shriners Hospitals for Children.
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Gerald Harris:

Shriners is also a research facility. It's one of our major goals, clinical research specifically. We have extensive data that is not typically gathered in a hospital. Most hospitals don't have these facilities. They don't have motion analysis labs. They don't focus the way that we do on the pediatric population. So when you come to this hospital, we have data, but we also have data that's very accessible to us. It's managed, so it's easy to find that data. It's easy to look at year six versus year two, year three versus year five, or to look at a progression from years one, two, and three as a patient to see what's happening. So it's extremely valuable to provide better care for the children and even go so far as to help them to transition to adult care.