Enhanced Subject Recruiting

The goal of Biomedical Informatics Groups (BIG) enhanced subject recruiting effort is to allow researchers to more easily recruit patients to studies by decreasing time required to screen subjects.

The Process

Our group will work with interested researchers to develop data queries taking into account the basic inclusion / exclusion criteria for proposed studies. These queries will serve as a pre-screen effort to identify patients who meet minimum study requirements. We will then create a report containing patients that meet the study criteria and have upcoming appointments, giving insight into which clinic's should be targeted, and when. 

What data do we have?

Currently the process works only in the UT Physicians outpatient setting. We have access to Allscripts and IDX (Clinical Billing System) data, updated on a weekly basis. Easily accessible information includes:
Lab Test's
Vital Signs
Appointment Locations
Prior Diagnoses

Examples of Previous Queries

Patients with A1C levels between 7 and 9, Aged 35-55, seen at Internal Medicine Clinic

Number of patients with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's seen in outpatient clinics per month.