We mine UNC Health Care data to aid with trial recruitment, retrospective analyses, inter-institutional data sharing and much more.

The Carolina Data Warehouse for Health (CDW-H) is a central data repository containing clinical, research, and administrative data sourced from the UNC Health Care System. Both Epic and legacy hospital systems are represented, with the ability to query most data elements as far back as mid-2004.

Epic Research Informatics

We help plan and build new features in Epic to accomplish your research goals.

Epic has been live at UNC since April 4, 2014, and offers lots of new ways for researchers to collect and retrieve clinical research data both in and outside of the clinic. Some of the research possibilities in Epic include:

  • MyChart questionnaires. Send questionnaires to patients via MyChart to collect new data from the patient perspective.
  • SmartForms, Flowsheets and other custom data collection tools. Collect new data elements in clinic using custom forms.
  • Best Practice Advisories (BPAs). Use alerts based on your inclusion/exclusion criteria to notify clinicians when the patient they are seeing may qualify for your clinical trial.

All Epic build is subject to approval by governance, but we are available to walk you through the process, start to finish.

If you are ready to begin building your research tools in Epic, submit a request.

For help with everyday use of Epic, please visit Research Central.

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