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.
The Data Broker reviews and fulfills requests for clinical data at the University of Miami and its health system.
The data broker program serves as an independent intermediary between the clinical enterprise and requesters of clinical data, primarily the research community, but also increasingly facilitates Business/Finance decision-making, healthcare operations, quality improvement and other business needs for UHealth/Miller School of Medicine.
The Miami CTSI is a member of the OneFlorida+ Network, which allows University of Miami investigators to utilize the OneFlorida+ Research Infrastructure and services through its access point called Front Door. From here, researchers can submit a prep-to-research data query, which helps researchers formulate hypotheses and identify trends within targeted populations, or apply to utilize the consortium’s practice-based research network, central IRB and more.
What is the OneFlorida+ Research Infrastructure?
It has two levels. The first is a central repository of patient-level, HIPAA-limited electronic health record and health insurance data transformed into a common data model, called the OneFlorida Data Trust. The second is a statewide practice network presenting opportunities to engage clinicians and patients in diverse health care settings through interventional studies.
The benefit of using the OneFlorida+ Clinical Research Network infrastructure involves the availability of a wide array of research resources:
- Support to identify eligible patient populations and/or clinical practices
- OneFlorida+ Data Trust with extensive health care information for cohort discovery, study feasibility, study data collection, and observational studies
- Information technology resources
- Data analytics warehouse
- Biorepository capability, available through the University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute
- Study Implementation Support
- Stakeholder Engagement
The UM Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) supports basic and applied research initiatives throughout the University of Miami. Its services include:
- Big Data & Data Analytics
- Advanced Computing
- Systems and Data Engineering
- Machine Learning