The Cancer Center Informatics Core (CCI) consists of 9 full time informatics and IT professionals who manage clinical informatics for Cancer Center members. The Core focuses on clinical research informatics and provides specialized services for collection and use of clinical and biospecimens data. These include text mining of clinical records for cohort identification and clinical annotation. Technical consulting provided by the CCI includes data extraction from clinical systems and knowledge bases, integration with clinical and research data, project management, and business analysis. The facility uses a modified Agile approach for software development. The facility can provide quality assurance, user documentation, and training services as part of the software development and deployment lifecycle.
Specific services include:
- Creation of electronic data capture systems for longitudinal and disease registries
- Data integration with the Epic Electronic Health Record and other systems
- Custom software and database development
- Development of disease registries
- Development of biorepository registries
- Technical operation of data coordinating centers
- Technical project management and business analysis services
- Consulting on development and use of biomedical ontologies
The CCI collaborates closely with the UM Medical School Bioinformatics Core facility and the Biostatistics facility and refers researchers to those facilities for issues involved in clinical trials design, data analysis, or bioinformatics applications involving molecular level data.
Our service model is similar to that established by the Comprehensive Cancer Center Biostatistics Core. Specifically, any researcher may contact, without charge, the CCI for consultation in cancer-informatics-related activities. Requests for programming and other expenditures of significant effort are reviewed by the Cancer Center Data Governance Committee to ensure resources are allocated to projects in a fashion aligned with overall Cancer Center strategic goals.
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