Data Infrastructure

Integrating NIH Clinical Center EMR with Research Efforts

Clinical data on patient care at the NIH Clinical Center is collected in CRIS, but data needs to be collected separately for research purposes. Data can be exported from CRIS to BTRIS, but it isn't clear whether all types of data are accessible (whether this is a technical or resource problem). I suggest that the NIH Clinical Center be included as a site to develop Natural Language Processing of electronic medical records, both for importing records from other institutions for care at the NIH Clinical Center, and for exporting clinical, pathology, and imaging reports to research projects.

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Idea No. 960