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Research Data Management (Health Sciences)

Data Office for Clinical & Translational Research

The Data Office for Clinical & Translational Research (DOCTR) provides secure and compliant access to UMHS data, though self-serve tools and custom data requests. They also provide data consultation and training. Use of these tools for cohort discovery requires completion of one PEERRS module; access to patient-identifiable data requires IRB approval. Some of the tools available through DOCTR:

  • DataDirect - a user-friendly self-serve tool that provides aggregate counts for cohort discovery, and enables access to clinical data such as diagnoses, encounters, procedures, medications, vitals, and labs, on nearly 4 million unique patients from across UMHS. 
  • EMERSE - EMERSE (Electronic Medical Record Search Engine) enables users to search clinical notes from our EMR (MiChart and CareWeb). The clinical notes include text from radiology, pathology, and other reports going back to 1998. EMERSE aids in cohort identification, eligibility determination and data abstraction.
  • Mi2b2  - Mi2b2 (Informatics for Integrating Biology & the Bedside) enables users to generate aggregate counts of potential research subjects based on EMR coded data, including demographics, lab results, diagnosis and procedure codes, and medications. Mi2b2 can also be used to generate a list of medical record numbers for export to EMERSE, view individual patient summary reports and generate limited demographic analytics.

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