F. Endel, G. Duftschmid:
"Secondary Use of Claims Data from the Austrian Health Insurance System with i2b2: A Pilot Study";
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics,
Abstract. Background: In conformity with increasing international efforts to reuse routine health data for scientific purposes, the Main Association of Austrian Social Security Organisations provides pseudonymized claims data of the Austrian health care system for clinical research. Objectives: We aimed to examine, whether an
integration of the corresponding database into i2b2 would be possible and provide benefits. Methods: We applied docker-based software containers and data transformations to set up the system. To assess the benefits of i2b2 we plan to reenact the task of cohort formation of an earlier research project. Results: The claims
database was successfully integrated into i2b2. The docker-based installation approach will be published as git repository. The assessment of i2b2's benefits is
currently work in progress and will be presented at the conference. Conclusions:
Docker enables a flexible, reproducible, and resource-efficient installation of i2b2 within the restricted environment implied by our highly secured target system. First preliminary tests indicated several potential benefits of i2b2 compared to the
methods applied during the earlier research project.
Health Information Systems, Medical Records System
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