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Biomedical Informatics


The Biomedical Informatics (BI) Core is the principal informatics provider for clinical and translational research at UIC. The core provides the informatics infrastructure, clinical research data tools, and biomedical informatics services essential to the translation of research from bench to bedside to community and back again.

The BI Core has the capacity to support the work of large teams as well as individual investigators and offers consultative services that include the best and appropriate use of clinical data, project planning, study recruitment, retrospective and prospective EMR data pulls, and the development of tools for informatics-intensive studies.

The BI Core also manages UIC’s Clinical Research Data Warehouse (CRDW), a research data repository that provides a single, secure, managed release point for human subjects’ data for use in research. The CRDW contains data from various sources, including the the electronic medical record (Epic), medical billing and legacy systems like Cerner.

The BI Core has been very helpful to us. The core has a a user-friendly system for data requests that have proved helpful for IRB-approved NIH-funded clinical trials.

Dr. Jerry Krishnan  |  UIC Professor of Medicine & Public Health, Associate Vice Chancellor for Population Health Sciences

The Clinical Research Data Warehouse provides access to Heading link

  • 3 BILL electronic health records

  • 260 MILL clinical events

  • 6 MILL care visits

  • > 690 THOUSAND patients

Meet the Team Heading link

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