KUMC's Division of Medical Informatics (MI) provides capabilities and expertise for clinical investigators/researchers and other health professionals in software engineering, data warehousing, data management and administration of clinical trial and electronic data capture systems. We work with internal and external partners for consultation, training and access to tools enabling research data collection.
Our tools/resources include:
HERON: The Healthcare Enterprise Repository for Ontological Narration (HERON) is a method to integrate clinical and biomedical data for translational research. The MI team has distributed the open-source HERON framework to collaborators using the i2b2 (Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside) software and have leveraged other open source environments to increase data transparency and reusability. Learn more.
REDCap: REDCap is used by more than 700 institutions in over 60 countries and has become a dominant tool for electronic data capture for research studies at most academic medical centers in the United States. Learn more.
Data Management: Since REDCap does not support billing, all centralized research studies with billing needs are managed using CRIS, a secure CFR Part 11 compliant clinical trial management system (CTMS). Informatics provides initial consultation and following services for CRIS projects. Learn more.
Telecommunications Outreach: We have been evaluating project ideas and partnerships to improve health care delivery, research and education utilizing Google's ultra-high speed fiber being deployed in the Kansas City area. Under a National Science Foundation - US Ignite EAGER grant, the team is leading the development of an in-home video monitoring application to support caregivers of patients with dementia. Learn more about our partnership with Google Fiber.
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