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Welcome to Community Outreach Using Health System Informatics (COHSI)

Mission:

To promote the use of Penn Health System information resources in support of clinical research.

Goals:

  1. Facilitate collection of data from operational information systems in the Penn health system
  2. Facilitate the creation of interventions in operational information systems in the Penn health system
  3. Foster the use of information systems such as electronic medical record and computerized order entry in the conduct of clinical trials
  4. Enable the use of Electronic Health Records, Computerized Order Entry Systems, Health System Administrative Databases, laboratory and other ancillary test information systems to provide primary data for epidemiological and health services research studies
  5. Educate ITMAT investigators on the types and quality of data and limitations of its use for health system information systems

Contact:

  • Craig A Umscheid, MD, MSCE
    Co-director
    Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
    Director, Center for Evidence-based Practice, Penn Medicine
  • Mark Weiner, MD
    Co-director
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Director, Information Systems Integration for Research, Office of Human Research
    Office of Human Research

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