A Proposed Registry Design for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

We outline the structure and content of a Prometheus cannabis dispensary registry utilizing RexRegistry to monitor patients to fulfill their duty of care and differentiate themselves from recreational marijuana shop fronts.

The Case for Medical Marijuana Registries: Practice Risk Management and outcomes Claims

We outline how medical marijuana dispensaries and legislators can establish the ability of the dispensaries to risk manage their patient base by demonstrating a commitment to monitoring and reporting of response to botanical marijuana in the process of care.

Establishing Outcomes Standards for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

One of the more puzzling features of the embrace of medical marijuana programs by state governments in the US is the lack of established dispensary standards for monitoring the use and impact. Discover the importance of required audit standards and the role of site-specific registries in reducing barriers to the acceptance of medical marijuana by providers, patients, and health agencies.

The Essential Common Rule Updates Guide for 2018

As you well know, Common Rule is the federal policy for the protection of human test subjects. Published in 1991, it has been updated and amended along the way, including the most recent revision—aka the Final Rule—which goes into effect on July 19, 2018. Changes have been made and agreed upon between sixteen different federal departments and agencies, spearheaded by the U.S, Department of Health and Human Services.

Three simple ways to refresh your data management practices

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 [...]

Leveraging Research Data to Enhance Quality Improvement Initiatives

Does quality improvement really matter and do we need to convince you that it’s important to advancing state-of-the-art healthcare? This is the debate that has been raging amongst us recently and, after much thought and discussion, we came to the conclusion that it does matter, but that we don’t need to convince you…. Everyone working in healthcare today already understands why quality improvement is important and that it will have an vital impact on state-of-the-art healthcare.

Good Data Management Practices for Data Analysis: Part 3, Relational Databases

Good Data Management Practices for Data Analysis: Part 3, Relational Databases As we illustrated in the first post in this series, data cleaning and data transformation are two major bottlenecks in data analysis. Both can be streamlined by using more [...]

Good Data Management Practices for Data Analysis: Part 2, Tidy Data

Good Data Management Practices for Data Analysis: Part 2, Tidy Data Note: This post draws heavily from concepts described in an article, slide deck, and presentation by Hadley Wickham, Assistant Professor of Statistics at Rice University and Chief Scientist at [...]

Good Data Management Practices for Data Analysis: Part 1

Good Data Management Practices for Data Analysis: Part 1 As far as research experiences go, it’s hard to beat the moment when you finally get to analyze and interpret the data you worked so hard to obtain. Unfortunately, it’s common [...]

Our Top 5 Rules for Stress-Free NDAR Data Submission

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. [...]

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Help! I’m Drowning in a Sea of Changing Data!

Help! I’m Drowning in a Sea of Changing Data! Tips for Getting Control of Your Data When It Feels Like Your Data Controls You (So You Can Finally Sleep At Night) Not everyone will admit to having this problem, but [...]

Record Matching: Facilitating Rich Data Sets When Merging Clinical Database

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 [...]

NLP: Tapping Into EHR Text Fields

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 Pitfalls of Spreadsheet Data Management

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

EHRs for Clinical Outcomes Research: How to Maintain Researcher Productivity Opportunities for advancing clinical outcomes research are on the rise. This is largely thanks to electronic health records (EHRs)—a patient care tool that is already capturing meaningful clinical information on an [...]

How to Reshape Long-Format Excel Data into Wide-Format SPSS Data

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 [...]

Data Sharing in Clinical Research

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 [...]

Tips for Getting Control of Your Data: Back to Basics, Nouns and Verbs

Tips for Getting Control of Your Data: Back to Basics, Nouns and Verbs In our last installment of Tips for Getting Control of Your Data series, we suggested using a revision control system to help keep track of your data files as they [...]

Redundancy is Evil: Learn to Share Data Between Google Spreadsheets

Redundancy is Evil: Learn to Share Data Between Google Spreadsheets Use the ImportRange() function to share data between Google spreadsheets and to generally make life more satisfying An important goal in data management is to avoid redundancy. We Prometheans despise [...]

Can a data sharing plan advance your research goals?

Can a data sharing plan advance your research goals? Most investigators think of data sharing plans as yet another annoying administrative requirement. Here comes some clueless funding agency with this wacky idea that another researcher might actually use your data! [...]