Our team of data management specialists, analysts, programmers and biostatisticians supports the information and analysis needs of researchers throughout Aurora Health Care.
We have three main areas of responsibility:
Our systems specialists administer the databases where we keep and access clinical trial information. Over time, we update participants’ electronic health records to include information about the clinical trials in which they are participating.
In our CTMS, we store all the information related to clinical trials at Aurora. This system allows us to track:
Electronic health records store people’s health histories so physicians can understand their patients more fully and make the best treatment choices.
For researchers and physicians running clinical trials, these records are important for choosing suitable candidates and evaluating health outcomes after the trial.
Our team is responsible for:
Under state and federal law, we may use, keep and share for our research purposes "de-identified" health information, which is not considered private information because it does not identify you. Our research data warehouse stores health information that can be tracked back to the patient to whom it pertains only through a code; and access to the code is restricted to specified and specially trained Aurora caregivers who do not have any responsibility for research or patient care.
De-identified health information is used by Aurora researchers to study disease and treatments, and may be shared with other approved users of the research data warehouse to develop new research proposals, treatments or commercial products. Using this tool, we hope to improve our ability to offer patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials if they wish, and to improve long-term analyses that may help to improve the effectiveness and safety of health care.
If you do not want your de-identified research information to be included in our RAPID program, you must contact us toll-free at 855-229-0926. We will stop including your de-identified information, but we will not be able to remove your de-identified information that has already been included.
The data requests we support for retrospective research studies are varied and complex. In a translational research model, researchers often need to do a retrospective study before ultimately conducting a clinical trial.
Our team of business system analysts and programmers specializes in getting the relevant information for researchers. We can extract relevant information from electronic health records without compromising patient privacy.
We can help you with:
Learn more about our specialty research programs.
Our biostatisticians, often working with our business analysts and programmers, can analyze and interpret raw data and clinical outcomes.
We help quantify benefits, risks and expected outcomes. When it comes to research validity, this precise knowledge helps researchers and clinicians evaluate the impact of a drug or device.
We provide support with:
Learn more about Aurora’s researcher resources.