The Office of Informatics supports the biomedical and clinical informatics needs of Advocate Health and Wake Forest University School of Medicine investigators by providing expert guidance, informatics tools, programming support, and management of the Translational Data Warehouse (TDW). The Office of Informatics will increase the use of electronic health record (EHR) data for clinical and translational research and maximize the impact of research on health through an integrated CTSA informatics network. 

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Translational Data Warehouse (TDW)

The Translational Data Warehouse (TDW) is a comprehensive research data warehouse integrating clinical data from legacy WakeOne, legacy Cerner, and Encompass systems and other research information from multiple data sources. Currently, the TDW consists of clinical data which includes demographics, diagnoses, procedures, medications, lab results, vitals, and visit details from the medical record (historical and current).  

Visit this resource to learn more about TDW data sets, integration of EHR data from sites across the enterprise, available calculated variables, and much more.

Data can be used for retrospective chart reviews and analysis, identify patients for recruitment, or to pull aggregate numbers for cohort identification and build projected enrollment tables.

To view and work with example data sets visit our Informatics wiki. (Note: You’ll need to be signed in with your wakehealth credentials and either on the network or VPNed in or using the Citrix portal to access the Informatics wiki.)