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September 1, 2020

The data services offered by the Center for Health Informatics (CHI) within the Department of Biomedical Informatics have been restructured to reduce complexity, lower costs and increase throughput. There are now additional services available (see comprehensive chart below).

The CHI is a university service core that is subsidized by the CCTST. All services that fall under the “Standard Services” category is 50% subsidized by the CCTST at a fixed cost, within a reasonable scope of effort. This is a change from the previous “20 hour credit per investigator”. To earn the 50% subsidized (discount) rate, you must simply be a CCTST Member.

By involving faculty from BMI or budgeting core services on grants, many fees are waived. BMI has successfully helped investigators win grants by having BMI faculty associated with the grant. Alternatively, you can budget CHI services in the grant. Either way, including ‘clinical informatics expertise’ may help grantsmanship and ensure the data needed is assured.

Requesting Data:

Service requests are now facilitated by a new ‘shopping cart’ method similar to other online shopping experiences. Users will no longer start the process at the CCTST website, but will utilize the CHI Researcher Portal.

Each user will have their own personal portal where you can review your orders, check the status of a project or request additional services. The portal is designed to facilitate the majority of your clinical research data needs. The CHI works very closely with the Office of Research/IRB to ensure you acquire the highest quality, compliant data at the most affordable rates.

Note: Your requests are now approved by department business managers within the workflow. To request data, you must also agree to the ‘terms and conditions’ at checkout.

Hourly rates outside the standard service options have changed since last year:

  • Data Services: $89.00
  • Application & Technology Development: $89.00
  • Health Analytics: currently, no services provided
Services Summary:
Services (Go to CHI Shopping Cart) CCTST Members Others
General Consult No Cost No cost
Grant Writing Participation No cost—standard faculty/scholarly effort
Data for Grant Submission Where BMI services or Faculty % effort is budgeted
Cohort Identification Consult No cost—consult to explain numerous options
Study Feasibility using TriNetX Standard
(50% subsidized by CCTST)
$89 $178
Study Feasibility using Slicer Dicer $178 $356
Study Feasibility directly from Epic $178 $356
Protocol Feasibility Consult $178 $356
Data Extraction w/Fully Identified Data1, 6 $356 $712
Data Extraction w/De-Identified Data1 $356 $712
Data Extraction w/Limited Data1, 6 $356 $712
Text Mining Using EMERSE Tool2, 3 Premium $356
MyChart Recruitment Cost estimated
Harvest deployment Cost estimated
Custom Tools & Dashboards4 Cost estimated
Registry Development Cost estimated
Clinical Data Analysis Cost estimated
Artificial Intelligence Cost estimated
Geocoding / Statistical Computing Tools Cost estimated
Clinical Datamarts and Registries Cost estimated
REDCap Development & Management Cost estimated
1 All requests are reviewed to ensure they are within reason and/or are addressed on a case-by-case basis.
2 Cancer-related requests are provided at no cost per NCI grant Aims.
3 First two requests are provided at no cost to demonstrate the power.
4 Plus maintenance and data storage costs.
5 Data for partnered grant applications only—CHI is agent.
6 Requires an electronically-signed Data Usage Agreement (DUA).

You may contact CHI with any preliminary questions regarding the capabilities, processes, clarification, etc.