The Mount Sinai Health System naturally acquires a wide variety of data from clinical sources, as well as research. The Mount Sinai Data Warehouse and Research Data Services teams enable researchers to access and analyze this data efficiently with finely-tuned tools and resources—and transform it into knowledge and insights for better health care.
Mount Sinai Data Warehouse
The Mount Sinai Data Warehouse (MSDW) consists of clinical and operational data for use in clinical and translational research, as well as quality improvement initiatives. MSDW contains data from Mount Sinai's Epic EHR system, which was first deployed in May 2011. The data warehouse offers researchers access to:
- More than 11 million patient records
- 83 million patient encounters
- 163 million recorded patient diagnosis codes
- 954 million lab test results
- 191 million medications records
- 174 million clinical notes
- 246 million procedures
- 748 million vital signs and other flowsheet measurements
Researchers planning new studies or grant applications can use our self-service tools to quantify eligible cohorts: Leaf, ATLAS, and TriNetX. For IRB-approved research or QI projects we can perform custom queries and create data marts tailored to specific eligibility and data analysis requirements.
MSDW complies with federal and New York State patient privacy and data-security regulations, including 45 CFR 46 (the "Common Rule" for the Protection of Human Subjects), HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2 and NYS Article 27-F. MSDW also complies with all applicable cybersecurity and Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies.
Learn more about the Mount Sinai Data Warehouse.
Research Data Services
Mount Sinai’s Research Data Services provides services and resources for data and specimen management, scheduling for shared resource facilities, and data mining and data marts. We provide both self-service and custom electronic data capture systems for clinical trials with REDCap and Electronic Research Application Portal (eRAP).
REDCap: Research Electronic Data Capture
Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) is a self-service tool for designing and conducting clinical trials, online surveys, and translational research. REDCap is user-friendly, with no programming skills required. The tool makes it easy for researchers to copy, share, and collaborate on projects. It features a secure web interface and daily data backup. Learn more about REDCap at Mount Sinai.
eRAP: Electronic Research Application Portal
The electronic Research Application Portal Rapid Database Generator (eRAP) is a web-based interactive tool for data entry and reporting. We can develop custom databases for longitudinal single and multi-site studies. Services include: reporting tools, a randomization engine and data and file upload capabilities.
In addition, eRAP is integrated with other Mount Sinai clinical systems, such as Epic, Mount Sinai Data Warehouse, specimen management systems (Freezerworks and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)) and SCC Labs, enabling data to be shared more efficiently. Learn more about eRAP.