The Clinical Informatics Consult service was an IRB approved project to study the use of routinely collected data on millions of individuals for providing better care. Given a specific clinical question, we provided a report with a descriptive summary of similar patients in Stanford’s clinical data warehouse, treatment choices made, and observed outcomes.
We used demographics, diagnoses, procedures, medications, laboratory values, clinical notes, mortality, and length of stay information for millions of patients to answer “What happened to other patients like mine?” This 3 minute animation summarizes the service we offered and this short video demonstrates the search engine that enabled the service. The study concluded in August 2019, and we are writing up the findings. To know more about setting up such a service at your institution, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
One minute video on the Informatics Consult Service.
Grand Rounds at the NIH Collaboratory on Nov 22, 2019
Read our story, learn how we got started, check out our CEO's annual report and brochure, or NLM Director Dr. Patricia Brennan's Congressional testimony on Investments in Medical Research at Five Institutes & Centers of the NIH.