Three simple ways to refresh your data management practices Since we're all about saving time, we already did the hard work for you by creating the list below of three (reasonable) data management goals to tackle. These goals are sure [...]
Tips for Submitting Data to NIMH National Database for Autism Research (NDAR) Semi-annual submissions to NDAR are a requirement for a subset of NIH funded grants. Prometheus Research frequently submits data to the NDA on behalf of our autism-focused clients. [...]
For many years, registries were created for a very singular purpose, such as PQRS reporting, benchmarking, or developing best practices for particular procedures and interventions. In our era of increased transparency and accountability, health-focused organizations have strong incentives to reduce costs and improve quality of care. This is an inherently data-driven enterprise that can be served by registries.
Our Top 5 Rules for Stress-Free NDAR Data Submission After many years of experience submitting to NDAR, Prometheus has learned a thing or two. With that knowledge, we’ve put together a list of tips for approaching your NDAR data submission. [...]
A Brief Introduction to Clinical Nomenclatures Vocabulary management systems in electronic health records (EHRs) standardize how medical information is communicated. Although primarily intended to improve patient care, they also benefit researchers by bringing structure to complicated, nuanced, and dynamic health [...]
Record Matching: Facilitating Rich Data Sets When Merging Clinical Database. The digitization of health records is making the aggregation of EHRs, prescription claims information, and other clinical data easier than ever before. But before analyzing clinical data collected from different databases, researchers need to first determine where the databases overlap.
NLP: Tapping Into EHR Text Fields Electronic health records (EHRs) are digitizing valuable medical data on a massive scale. However, up to 70% of meaningful information for medical registries, outcomes researchers, and clinicians is held within practitioner notes. These free [...]
The New Face of Research Surveys: Opportunities and Challenges Surveys have historically been one of the most important tools available for conducting empirical research. Today, they continue to be prominent within social and behavioral science research and play growing roles in [...]
The Pitfalls of Spreadsheet Data Management Spreadsheet software is almost as ubiquitous as the personal computer itself. Even in rigorous research contexts, programs like Microsoft Excel offer an environment for ad hoc analyses, back-of-the-envelope calculations, dashboard prototyping, and more. But [...]
EHRs for Clinical Outcomes Research: How to Maintain Researcher Productivity GalleryClinical Research Trends & Tips, Data Management for Scientific Research, Data Sharing in Clinical Research, Informatics Solutions for Health Care Registries
Prometheus Research can help researchers truly leverage the power of EHR data through software toolkits, clinical informatics expertise, and proven experience transforming raw data into research-grade information.
Research Trends: Repurposing Healthcare Registries to Improve Quality, Performance, and Outcomes With the growing digitization of the patient record and care in general, the medical registry has become increasingly important. Having a centralized data repository tailored to a specific set [...]
Automating Care: Where We’re Going and How We’ll Get There In clinical contexts, “automation” is a buzzword. It’s meant to inspire images of doctors' offices filled with computers as they calculate ways to improve patient outcomes at lower costs. This [...]
How to Reshape Long-Format Excel Data into Wide-Format SPSS Data As a provider of integrated data management services, we often answer a wide variety of questions relating to data manipulation. One of the most common questions that we encounter is [...]
When working with sensitive information, precision and transparency in Business Associates Agreements between CEs and BAs are vital to building productive and mutually beneficial relationships of trust. Make sure your BAA provides adequate protection for your HIPAA-compliant data.
NIMH Expands Support for Open Source RexDB®, Funds $450K Grant Prometheus Research has been awarded $450,000 by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to extend its Open Source Research Exchange Database (RexDB) for the management [...]
Data Sharing in Clinical Research Suppose you and I are clinical researchers who both work in the Boston area. We want to collaborate on a project together. We’re interested in finding genetic markers of treatment response and non-response among patients [...]
The Perils of Disposable Data Management A researcher collects the first batch of data from her research study. She excitedly cuts and pastes the data from multiple spreadsheets to get it into one master spreadsheet. Eager to make sure the [...]
Prometheus Research awarded $700,000 NIH SBIR grant to improve open source tools for Autism research
Prometheus Research awarded $700,000 for Autism research Prometheus announced that it has been awarded $700,000 by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to extend its Open Source Research Exchange Database (RexDB) for the management of autism spectrum [...]