ARDC Grant Success for the AHRA Transformational Data Collaboration

Medical information is routinely captured in hospital electronic medical records systems. There are two main commercial systems in use CERNER and EPIC. Unfortunately, information is not recorded in a standard way across systems and hospitals. This makes it difficult to directly compare data and creates barriers for research. In this project, data will be transformed to an international gold standard Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) Common Data Model (CDM) Once converted to this model it will be possible to directly compare data across hospitals and our General Practice Data for Decisions Practice-Based Research Network which is also being converted to this standard.

This is a truly national study with hospitals in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland participating. The project starts in April 2021 and runs for 2 years.