The Prisma Health Data Support Core (DSC) is the official pathway data related research and investigator-initiated quality improvement projects from Prisma Health. The DSC can support the following:
- Study Design
- Preliminary Study Consultation
- Power analysis, sample size
- Data Preparatory to Research
- Dataset creation through data request/data extraction
- Data analysis
Research and Quality Improvement Requirements for Data
Use and disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI) for research is permitted pending proper regulatory and administrative approvals. The HRPP and/or IRB is responsible for the regulatory reviews and approvals related to research. Additionally, all research involving data will require and administrative approval before data will be provided or used to conduct research and quality improvement projects.
Data leaving the health system for research and/or quality improvement projects (e.g. registries) may require the execution of a data sharing or data use agreement. For further information on the type of agreement required visit Data Use under HIPAA.
Prisma Health has multiple sources of data and engages in many national registries. However, not all sources of data and registries are permitted for the use of research. Quality improvement projects may be developed, but also will require the proper approvals.
To view the available data sources, click here. For questions on data sources for research purposes should be directed to the Data Support Core.
- Data security guidance/documentation
- Data Profile Generator– A tool for researchers to succinctly document the data elements and variables needed for research. This can be used during the brainstorm of variables needed and can be used to help document the final variables needed for the study design.
- Data Preparatory to Research– IRB approval form; contact IRB
Alex Ewing, PhD