BMC-i2b2 contains data from the Electronic Health Records (EHR) and administrative data systems used at Boston Medical Center. The data is transformed from local data formats (GE Centricity, Epic, and SDK) into a standards-based i2b2 dataset. Personal identifiers other than dates are removed and for added protection, all dates for an individual are randomly adjusted by +/- 30 days so that no dates are actual dates, but all intervals for an individual are preserved. Use of BMC-i2b2 is allowed by any member of the BUMC research community with human subject research training. Aggregate data queries can be performed via the BMC-i2b2 web client without additional IRB approval. Data extracts are also available following IRB review and approval.
BMC-i2b2 Web Client
Registered users of BMC-i2b2 may perform aggregate data queries via the drag-and-drop interface within the BMC-i2b2 web client. The BMC-i2b2 web client is only available within the BMC/BU network (behind a firewall).
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Extracts from BMC EHR databases and SDK are performed approximately every 2 months and transformed into i2b2. Documents and narrative text are not currently included.
All users of BMC-i2b2 must be registered with the BUMC IRB, complete human subjects research training, and submit a signed user agreement. Click here to request access to BMC-i2b2.