Informatics

The Informatics Program develop and deploys informatics and computational solutions to facilitate research collaboration, clinical trial information management, and data sharing across the Hub, CTSA Network, and other research networks. The program also increase informatics and computational competencies through training and consultation.

Tools

URIDE is a secure, web-based program that’s lets users quickly explore de-identified patient data from UChart. This large-scale data research tool can be used for:

  • study design
  • feasibility analysis
  • cohort identification
  • statistics on UHealth patient population for grant submissions
  • or other applications in which population assessments need to be conducted

Epic SlicerDicer is UChart’s self-service reporting tool. It provides intuitive and customizable data exploration abilities to sift through large populations of patients, enabling analysis of trends in patients and identification of patient cohorts for research purposes. Requests to reidentify lists from cohorts identified in SlicerDicer should be submitted through Service-Now using the Data Broker Services (Clinical) Request form. For questions related to using SlicerDicer for research, please email [email protected].

Accessing SlicerDicer

You have access to Epic (UChart) but SlicerDicer is not enabled

You do not have Epic (UChart) access

  • Your manager must request access on your behalf

User Training Video

A basic SlicerDicer training video and related slide deck are available in our webinar platform hereFirst time users will need to register for an account with your University of Miami email address. Once registered, follow the link and click “Enroll me” to view the video and materials.

The Secure Workbench provides a virtual environment whereby University of Miami faculty and staff can analyze clinical and research identified or de-identified data in a secure system. The Secure Workbench is pre-loaded with analytical and mathematical applications such as SAS, Excel, MATLAB, R Studio, Minitab, and Maple. Access to the Internet is restricted to sites related to the applications installed. Only Secure Workbench Administrators and the Office of Privacy and Data Security’s Data Broker have the capability and are permitted to move data in and out of the Secure Workbench. The Workbench servers are hosted by the University Miami Information Technology Department.

To request access and assistance, e-mail [email protected].

REDCap is a secure, web-based application for data collection where users can build and manage online surveys and databases. Among other services, it offers a platform to create electronic case report forms to capture clinical data into a database for prospective, retrospective and/or longitudinal research.

Features

  • Export data to common data analysis packages – Export your data to Microsoft Excel, PDF, SAS, Stata, R, or SPSS for analysis.
  • Generate reports – Create custom queries for generating reports to view or download.
  • Schedule projects – Utilize a built-in project calendar and scheduling module for organizing your events and appointments.
  • Easily manage a contact list of survey respondents or create a simple survey link – Build a list of email contacts, create custom email invitations, and track who responds, or you may also create a single survey link to email out or post on a website.
  • Save your data collection instruments as a PDF to print – Generate a PDF version of your forms and surveys for printing to collect data offline.

Clinical investigators at the University of Miami can access data resources supported by the Miami CTSI through the web portal of the UHealth IT Data Science and Research Informatics Team. Services range from provisioning data for research from UChart to data management to comprehensive education and consultations. Further details on the suite of services offered can be found here.

Questions about the service or process should be sent to [email protected]

Consultative office hours are available to review research data requests or discuss needs for research data services. To schedule a consultation, visit the UHealth IT Data Science and Research Informatics website.

Contact

Peyman Taghioff
IT Manager
Email: [email protected]

Leadership

Nick Tsinoremas, Ph.D.
Co-Director

Micky Simwenyi
Co-Director

Richard Bookman, Ph.D.
Faculty