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THE MUHC DATA WAREHOUSE IS LIVE!
Launched September 2019, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Data Warehouse centralizes healthcare data from many clinical and administrative systems.
Reinforcing the strictest data security requirements, this valuable resource improves the ability of MUHC staff and researchers at the Research Institute of the MUHC (RI-MUHC) to analyze complex health care–related data, increasing opportunities for new discoveries in research and innovative approaches in healthcare delivery.
“The MUHC Data Warehouse will advance patient care and protect privacy by accelerating data-driven research and ensuring data security,” explains Dr. David Buckeridge, who conducts research at the RI-MUHC’s Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation. He is medical director of the MUHC Anonymized Data Warehouse, an important segment of the project that provides data without patient identifiers.
The MUHC Data Warehouse project was made possible by an infrastructure grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and carried out through exceptional collaborative efforts by teams at the RI-MUHC and MUHC.
INTRODUCING THE CLINICAL INNOVATION PLATFORM
The RI-MUHC will soon celebrate the launch of a bold new concept. Designed to foster health tech startups, the Clinical Innovation Platform (CLIP) is a state-of-the art facility within the Montreal General Hospital of the MUHC.
“Our responsibility is to ensure that the practice of medicine tomorrow will be better than the practice of medicine today,” says Dr. Gerald Fried, RI-MUHC researcher and medical director of the CLIP. “By identifying unmet clinical needs in the hospital, we can work with engineers and business experts to develop novel health technology products to meet these needs.”
As an interface for clinicians, engineers and entrepreneurs, he explains, “the CLIP is a hub where ideas can be developed, prototypes created and tested, so these solutions can be brought to the marketplace and benefit the largest possible population.”
The CLIP is managed by the Injury Repair Recovery Program at the RI-MUHC; Dr. Jake Barralet serves as administrative director.