Division of Medical Informatics
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.
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.
Clinical Research Informatics: Provides consultation and build services within the Epic O2 electronic health record (EHR) to support research study administration, research data capture, and recruitment via real-time reports using Reporting Workbench or point-of-care alerts. To request services from CRI, please complete this form or log a ticket with the UKHS MyIT by selecting "Report an O2 Issue." Please indicate in your request that the request is research-related.
Medical Informatics provides consultation, training, and access to tools enabling research and data collection. To receive assistance from Medical Informatics:
- Introduction to REDCap and HERON: Beginner Training Clinics Tuesdays 12pm-1pm CST. Click here to sign up. This is an introduction for new users or users needing a refresher
- For questions or help with projects: REDCap & HERON Office Hours, Monday & Wednesday 4pm-5pm CST, Friday 9am-10am CST. Click here to sign up. This is not a beginner course; 15-20 min appointment to assist with specific questions
- For support by email: Contact MI Support at email@example.com
- For project development by MI: Contact MI Support at firstname.lastname@example.org Funding is required
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