Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center (KECC)

manages and maintains a secure HIPAA and FISMA enclave and provides Expert Consultation as well as Staff Effort


Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center
(734) 763-6611


1415 Washington Heights, Suite 3645 SPHI
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029

Public Health

Who We Serve

University of Michigan Researchers

Core Summary

The University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center (KECC) offers services to University of Michigan research teams via a recharge model payable by shortcode. KECC measures and reports the quality of healthcare, seeks to improve the effectiveness of clinical practice, and informs national public policy regarding organ failure and treatment. This mission is pursued through interdisciplinary research with a focus on advances in biostatistics and clinical outcomes. Our organization empowers faculty and staff to be adaptable and interconnected; promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion; prioritizes continuous improvement; and enables exceptional educational opportunities.

Service Categories: Data Tools and Analysis; Informatics, Statistics and Computation


  • Big data compilation and manipulation utilizing SAS and Oracle.

  • Business and technical proposal writing.

  • Coding complex processes such as Patient Matching from disparate data sources.

  • Data and systems infrastructure security evaluation and design.

  • Expert Consultation and Staff Effort

  • FISMA Infrastructure and Support

  • Independent critical analyses of pertinent literature including contributions to research papers and manuscripts for publication and presentation

  • Project management, including monitoring and executing projects and deliverables, budgeting, resource allocation, and stakeholder management.

Additional Services

*FISMA Infrastructure and Support
KECC manages and maintains a secure HIPAA and FISMA enclave, which meets FISMA moderate and exceeds FISMA low requirements, available for use by University of Michigan researchers. IT staff expertise and support are included in the recharge fee for this service.

*Expert Consultation and Staff Effort
Analytical expertise in SAS and R data preparation, standard analysis file creation, statistical analysis and reporting, including programs requiring a complex combination of data from multiple sources.


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