Data Management and Analysis Core

Updates

  • Newsletter Q2 2019
    Significant changes have been made to the REGIS patient record to accommodate the variations in workflow and data needs across all our Comprehensive Stroke Center – Integrated System (CSC-IS), Primary Stroke Centers (PSC) and non-PSC hospitals.
  • Newsletter Q1 2019
    This past year, the Memorial Hermann Hospital System, with support from the UTHealth DMAC, broke new ground by becoming the country’s first and only Comprehensive Stroke Center-Integrated System (CSC-IS) through The Joint Commission (TJC).
  • Newsletter Q4 2018
    The UTHealth Stroke Registry (REGIS) has been officially granted the status of a QI project by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Memorial Hermann Hospital Research Department.
  • Newsletter Q3 2018
    As of May 1, 2019 REGIS has been customized to support data needs for the 7 Primary Stroke Centers (PCS) in the Memorial Hermann Hospital system.
  • Newsletter Q2 2018
    New updates to the Stroke Application has been made to accommodate multi-site data entry and reporting.
  • Newsletter Q1 2018
    The Stroke Data Explorer and Request Module (SiDEARM) tool has evolved from a simple interface providing limited patient counts, into a robust experience providing dynamic insights and allowing users to convert their exploration into data requests.

About DMAC

DMAC creates and maintains research and quality of care data solutions for UTHealth and the Memorial Hermann Hospital System. Our goal is to assimilate stroke inpatient and outpatient data registries under a unified data management strategy.

Standardized methods of data collection, storage, management and quality control provide a reliable foundation for solutions to be drawn from data, and allow decision-makers to trust their source of information.

Mission

DMAC exists to provide scalable infrastructure and innovative solutions. This is attained through the integration of medical and technological expertise, for the purpose of enhancing healthcare processes, empowering clinical decision-making, and fueling impactful research in cerebrovascular disease.

Vision

Our vision is to be a global leader in information management and analytics: accelerating the discovery of evidence-based treatments and shaping the future of cerebrovascular disease outcomes. We aim to drive exceptional quality of care and enhance patients’ quality of life through sheer dedication to and unmitigated focus on the tenets of our mission.

DMAC provides dedicated expertise in the following areas:

  • Software and database development and management
  • Data quality services
  • Analytical services
  • Reporting to certifying organizations

Current Projects

A visual provides in icon, name, and description for each of the five projects. They are arranged in a circle with an arrow between each. The arrows are pointing clockwise around the circle. The current projects are as follows: REGIS: The Stroke Registry captures demographic and quality of care data on all stroke and suspected stroke patients admitted directly or transferred to the Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) and/or iCSC. The icon for this project is a brain; BioBank: The BioBank is an iventory management system designed to track biological samples from control and stroke patients for research integration with other DMAC project databases. The icon for this project is a syringe; StrokeNet: StrokeNet is a web-application that is designed to manage tracking enrollment in NIH StrokeNet related studies and it provides a portal to track related network activities such as webinar participation and specific study related timelines. The icon for this project is a screwdriver and a wrench; SiDEARM: The SiDEARM exists as a tool for faculty and staff to review number of records available in REGIS based on specific filters, helping to determine feasibility before submitting a Data Request Form (REGIS). The icon for this project is a bar graph; SCORE: The Stroke Care Outcomes Registry maintains a collection of long-term healthcare measures for stroke patients post discharge. The icon for this project is a phone.

UPDATES

  • This past year, the Memorial Hermann Hospital System, with support from the UTHealth DMAC, broke new ground by becoming the country’s first and only Comprehensive Stroke Center-Integrated System (CSC-IS) through The Joint Commission (TJC).
  • The UTHealth Stroke Registry (REGIS) has been officially granted the status of a QI project by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Memorial Hermann Hospital Research Department.
  • As of May 1, 2019 REGIS has been customized to support data needs for the 7 Primary Stroke Centers (PCS) in the Memorial Hermann Hospital system.
  • New updates to the Stroke Application has been made to accommodate multi-site data entry and reporting.
    • The tool has evolved from a simple interface providing limited patient counts, into a robust experience providing dynamic insights and allowing users to convert their exploration into data requests. This is the Stroke Data Explorer and Request Module (SiDEARM) tool, and its adoption has been very impressive.

DATA ACCESS

Data collected in databases managed by DMAC is available to UTHealth Houston researchers. To gain access, contact DMAC.Support@uth.tmc.edu. If you already have access, sign in at the following link with your UTHealth credentials: https://strokeapp.uth.tmc.edu/

DMAC TEAM

Farhan Vahidy, PhD, MBBS, MPH
Director of DMAC
Associate Professor, Neurology

  • Hari Kishan Reddy Indupuru, MBBS, MPH
    Data Control Analyst
  • Arvind Bambhroliya, MBBS, MPH, MS
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Osman Khan
    Programmer Analyst
  • Kien Dinh, MS
    Programmer Analyst
  • Linda Aramburo-Maldonado, MBBS
    Research Assistant
  • Crystal Arellano
    Administrative Coordinator

CONTACT

Contact DMAC.Support@uth.tmc.edu with any questions related to the products and services offered by DMAC.