UTH BIG is providing informatics support for the NIH Clinical and Translational Sciences Award grant. Through this grant, we are providing support to clinical and translational investigators. The support provided includes iCollect, our electronic data capture solution, and access to clinical data through our clinical data warehouse and i2b2.
UTH BIG is working with Dr. Muhammad Walji of the UT Dental Branch in support of his G08 grant to provide a multi-institution research data warehouse for dental schools. We have developed a set of data extract scripts to extract data from Axium, the dental EMR used by COHRI schools, and are working to integrate data from the four pilot institutions. We currently have data in a single data repository from UT Dental Branch, UCSF, Harvard, and Tufts.
In January 2011, the University of Kentucky (UK) was awarded a grant for creation of a clinical data warehouse for use by clinicians and for operational purposes. The UK bioinformatics lead is Dr. Todd Johnson, formerly a professor at UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics. Since the project's inception, UT-BIG has been involved in the creation of the design, implementation and support of UK's i2b2 environment.
The Shared Health Research Information Network (SHRINE) helps researchers overcome one of the greatest problems in population-based research: Compiling large groups of well-characterized patients. SHRINE National Pilot is an implementation of SHRINE technology in order to create a demonstration network that will include selected academic health centers from across the United States. BIG is in charge of UT Houston's involvement in this Pilot program.
The D.W. Reynolds Foundation funded UTH to provide a competency-based approach to foster geriatric and palliative education at the medical student, resident, faculty and practicing physician level. Towards this effort, the UTH BIG has implemented the Knowledge Map system from Vanderbilt to map the medical school curriculum and are in the process of implementing Learner Profiles with data from our UT Physicians EMR. In addition, we have implemented an email system to distribute the Geriatrics Gems and Palliative Pearls to medical school residents.
i2b2Shib leverages Shibboleth to allow federated access to an i2b2 web client. When the user accesses i2b2Shib, the user is redirected through Shibboleth to their home institution where they are able to login with their local institutional credential.
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