Data Exchange Core

Providing Researchers Access to Data Resources

The Data Exchange Core provides a prioritized, resource-effective process for Sanford Health researchers and external collaborators to access healthcare data for their research needs. The mission of the Core is to effectively analyze health care data to improve health services delivery and patient outcomes. The use of electronic health records (EHR) data empowers researchers to engage in translational, sustainable, and transdisciplinary research that can influence patient health outcomes. The Core supports activities preparatory to research, research studies, and quality improvement projects that have an EHR focus. The team assists Sanford researchers and external collaborators with data access while providing guidance on legal, regulatory, and privacy regulations for de-identified and protected health information (PHI). The Center for Health Outcomes and Population Research CoBRE directly supports the Data Exchange Core.

 The Data Exchange provides the following services including:

  • Electronic health record focused data pulls for aggregate, de-identified, and limited data sets
  • Development/pre-review of Electronic Health Records (EHR) focused IRB submissions to ensure compliance
  • Collaboration agreements between Sanford researchers and external collaborators
  • Management of submissions for privacy board and committee approval(s) as needed
  • Training in the use of on-demand tools (i.e. EPIC’s Slicer Dicer tool)
  • Honest Broker to access EHR data and provide de-identified  or limited data sets that may include linkage codes

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