University of Wisconsin–Madison

Biomedical Informatics (BMI)

mark-marker-hand-leave-159822Biomedical Informatics (BMI) is a critical resource to optimize the conduct of high quality translational research, providing the computational and informational infrastructure that underlies all phases of investigation from planning to analysis.

Since 2011, the ICTR informatics infrastructure has significantly enhanced support for clinical and translational research, serving investigators at UW-Madison and Marshfield Clinic. Service areas available to support your research are described briefly below. You’re encouraged to submit an online consultation form any time to connect with a BMI team member!

BMI Service Areas Include:

Data and Tool Services

The ICTR BMI team provides a number of data request and service tools that are essential to a successful research project.

Preparatory to Research Data Requests

Whether you need self-service i2b2 requests or analyst-driven Clinical Research Data Service (CRDS) customized requests, the ICTR BMI team offers a number of tools for helping you query data sources as varied as the UW Health Electronic Health Record and the PCORNet Common Data Model database.

IRB Approved Data Requests

When it is time for the actual data pull, CRDS has a team of analysts available to help you pull data from the same sources that you used for your Preparatory to Research Data Request.

Requests for i2b2/REDCap/OnCore Accounts

The ICTR BMI teams offers a number of research tools including  the self-service data query tool, i2b2; the REDCap data storage tool; and the flagship clinical trial management system, OnCore, at little to no cost.

Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Our NLP expert will help you build your own customized Natural Language Processing pipeline to search all types of EHR and related unstructured text (narratives, X-rays, etc.) turning it into rich and meaningful discrete data elements within a secured environment.

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Coming in 2017

Data Computing and Storage Service (DCSS)

The BMI infrastructure will soon include secure locations in which to work. The DCSS provides a secure home and customized environment with the software tools, horsepower, storage, and security to fit your data analysis needs in a fully HIPAA approved, self-contained computing environment.

BMI Team

Umberto Tachinardi

Director, Biomedical Informatics

tachinardi@wisc.edu

(608) 263-6171

Tom Mish

Senior Systems Programmer, Biomedical Informatics

mish@wisc.edu

(608) 265-9228

Laura Ladick

Assistant Program Director, Biomedical Informatics

ladick@wisc.edu

(608) 263-6834