Tag Archive: Epic

Research Data Collection and Storage (RDCS) Service


  The Research Data Collection and Storage (RDCS) service assists researchers with secure solutions for data collection outside of Epic.  The most commonly provided service is REDCap.  Information about REDCap can be found here:  https://ictr.johnshopkins.edu/programs_resources/programs-resources/informatics/redcap/   RDCS can also assist investigators with other services including: Setting up and maintaining secure SQL Server databases which comply with Data Trust guidelines for clinical research registries. Migration of existing MS Access or Excel databases to more secure solutions. Secure non-REDCap questionnaire solutions, such as Qualtrics. Advice on database construction, design, and remote access. Specialized interfaces to collect data from research instruments For more … Continue reading

Additional Patient Information Now Available in the Epic in Basket Message


The “Epic In Basket” message, which notifies study teams if a research participant has been admitted to either the emergency department or as an inpatient, is getting an upgrade. In addition to the participant’s name, medical record number and other demographics, admission information will now include: the study in which the patient is participating the chief complaint and diagnosis (if documented) more detailed admission information any notes posted in the problem list A screenshot of the new “Epic In Basket” message is below.  You can also download it here. For questions and or concerns, please contact the Epic research team … Continue reading

Program to Accelerate Clinical Research Using EPIC (PACE)


PACE was established to help clinical researchers take full advantage of tools within the EPIC Electronic Health Record system for their research projects. We design and build customized EPIC content for your project to enhance the efficiency and standardization of the data collection process and improve data quality. Potential applications of customized EPIC build are numerous, some typical scenarios include: Tools that help providers to collect discrete data on a population of interest (such as longitudinal studies). This may include documentation flowsheets and SmartForms as well SmartSets that help populate Epic data fields in a standardized way. It may also … Continue reading

MyChart Recruitment


Through Epic, we now have the ability to invite patients to studies using MyChart. Inviting patients to participate in research studies through MyChart is a new recruitment approach. In an effort to reduce unnecessary communication, the messages are targeted to patients who may be interested and eligible for studies.  The use of MyChart for recruitment requires IRB approval, and extensive care is taken to protect patient privacy. To safeguard patient privacy, PIs and research teams will not be able to see PHI. Patients can always opt out of receiving future invitations through MyChart.  A patient may either email us at … Continue reading

Epic Star Data Warehouse


The Star Data Warehouse is an analytical healthcare database that brings together Epic and non-Epic data, such as patient satisfaction information, in one simplified reporting database to vastly improve query ease and efficiency of data extraction for a key subset of data in Epic. To learn more about the Star Data Warehouse implementation at Johns Hopkins Medicine, please visit the the JHM SDW website. Please note, this is an internal website, visible only on the Hopkins network. Benefits Epic and non-Epic data in one place. Information from outside of Epic next to Epic data can be used to create reports … Continue reading