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The launch of the Clinical Enterprise Data Warehouse (CEDW) in 2011 has put UAB's Medicine faculty and researchers a step closer to their data and has allowed them to enhance their decision making and to conduct clinical research. The CEDW houses mainly data that are extracted from IMPACT (our Cerner EHR); however, data sources across the entire UAB campus are increasingly being linked with the CEDW to provide a comprehensive and complete data source.

Access to data in the CEDW is through an intuitive, but powerful interface that provides the ability to:
• Query inpatient and outpatient data on a near real-time basis (24 hours after occurrence)
• Perform queries with easy to use drag and drop of data objects
• Format and graphically present a data set or report
• Schedule reports and deliver to favorite email inbox
• View and analyze data from different perspectives
• Export a data set in multiple formats for further analysis

In the last few years, the CEDW has, and continues to, aided researchers in cohort identification for retrospective, longitudinal, and outcome research studies. The CEDW has also supported decision making analysis for quality of care, patient safety, clinical practice, strategic planning, productivity of services, and resources.  

For more information contact:  Geoff Gordon, ggordon@uabmc.edu