The goal of Biomedical Informatics Groups (BIG) enhanced subject recruiting effort is to allow researchers to more easily recruit patients to studies by decreasing time required to screen subjects.
Our group will work with interested researchers to develop data queries taking into account the basic inclusion / exclusion criteria for proposed studies. These queries will serve as a pre-screen effort to identify patients who meet minimum study requirements. We will then create a report containing patients that meet the study criteria and have upcoming appointments, giving insight into which clinic's should be targeted, and when.
Currently the process works only in the UT Physicians outpatient setting. We have access to Allscripts and IDX (Clinical Billing System) data, updated on a weekly basis. Easily accessible information includes:
Male patients that received pulmonary artery catheterization within the last six months, between 35-55 years of age, diagnosed hypertensive and prescribed sildenafil.
Number of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's, between 50-70 years of age, previously diagnosed with pneumonia, seen in outpatient clinics per month.