Health Data Compass is part of the Research Informatics Office on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. Our mission is to empower our partners with advanced health data analytics.

Health Data Compass is formed through partnership and generous support of four stakeholder institutions: The UCHealth Health System; The Children's Hospital Colorado; The CU Medicine Medical Group, and The University of Colorado, Anschutz. Compass is hosted in the Google Cloud and provides authorized users access to clinical and environmental data for approved research or quality & safety programs through secure and compliant services and web-accessible tools. Please explore our website to learn more about what Compass does and what we offer. Contact us for more information.

Data Delivery Services

As the enterprise health data warehouse, Compass integrates patient data from the electronic medical records at UCHealth and Children's Hospital Colorado, provider billing data from CU Medicine, and -omics data from the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine. These data are further enriched with a variety of state and public data sources.

Compass makes these data available to our partners through a range of methods, from self-service de-identified cohort analyses to fully identified, line-level datasets suitable for advanced analytics.

Cloud Analytics Infrastructure

Compass offers access to our Eureka secure, cloud-based analytics platform designed. We can rapidly provision cloud-based, HIPAA-compliant virtual machines to Compass users. This enables our partners to access high-powered computational environments to service a variety of advanced analytics needs, from statistics and visualizations to bioinformatics processing, deep learning, and more. Because Eureka users pay only for the time in which their virtual machines are in use, they can provision much more power than could normally be afforded, while being assured of meeting HIPAA security and compliance standards.

Compass Technology

Health Data Compass has been fully housed in the Google Cloud since 2017, and we are Marquee Partner for Google Health & Life Sciences. Our data warehouse infrastructure is massively fast and rapidly scalable, as well as offering access to the suite of powerful analytic and data science tools offered by Google.

Accessing Our Services

To set up a personal consultation with Health Data Compass, please fill out a Compass Data Request Questionnaire


Compass Virtual Office Hours We are here to help

  • Mondays from 12-1pm - Compass will be attending COMIRB office hours to help expedite campus research activities. Please follow this link to register to attend the joint Virtual Office Hours.

  • Thursdays from 4-5pm - Please request the Zoom link via healthdatacompass@ucdenver.edu.


If you are unavailable to come to office hours and would like to discuss your questions with Compass staff at a different time, please contact us at healthdatacompass@ucdenver.edu and we are happy to set up Zoom meetings or phone calls.


Learn More About Compass

Compass Orientation – Learn who we are, what we offer, and what is needed for a custom data request

Need to reference Compass in a grant application?

For details to include in your grant on what Compass is and the data resources Compass can provide you, visit here.

Need to reference Compass in a publication?

Cite Compass with the following acknowledgement statement: Supported by the Health Data Compass Data Warehouse project (healthdatacompass.org).