Data Delivery Services
Message from Compass:
Like many other organizations, Health Data Compass experienced significant turnover in the last year and lost many of our resources. As a result, our data request queue continues to grow and is resulting in large delays with data delivery. To reduce the queue, Compass is hiring, training, and optimizing processes, though due to the depth of the queue, we continue to anticipate large delays through the first half of 2023.
Self-Service Deidentified Cohort Queries
Our self-service applications are available to employees of Compass's partners and are ideally suited for high-level data exploration and feasibility analyses. Apply for access via our De-identified Data Access Agreement.
Health Data Compass enables access to UCHealth patient data in a fully deidentified, aggregated form via the Leaf Web Application. Leaf allows users to identify inclusion and exclusion criteria from various data elements collected in UCHealth's Epic medical record system, including temporal relationships. Users can then export line-level de-identified data at their fingertips.
Check out our user guide and this tutorial on how to use Leaf!
The TriNetX web application also enables you to get UCHealth patient cohort counts, work with Compass to reidentify those cohorts, and export de-identified data.
Check out additional information on how to reidentify TriNetX Cohorts, download line-level de-identified data, view the TriNetX data dictionary, and FAQs about TriNetX.
Data Explorer Dashboards
To aid in developing inclusion/exclusion criteria for self-service or custom data extracts, Compass provides a series of Data Explorer Dashboards. These self-service tools enable users to explore codes for medications, labs, procedures, departments, flowsheets, and more.
To gain access to the Data Explorer Dashboards, please apply via our De-identified Data Access Agreement. Once you are granted access, connect to the CU Denver or CU Anschutz network (or VPN) to access the Data Explorer Dashboards.
Check out the tutorial on how to use the Data Explorer Dashboards! Please Note: The URL listed in the tutorial is no longer current. To access Tableau, go to https://viz.cu.edu/.
Custom Data Extracts & Honest Broker Services
Our Data Delivery Team will work with you to develop a custom data extract. These extracts can be fully de-identified or, if necessary for research purposes may contain limited PHI. Compass can supply data for research, QI, and administrative purposes. Our analysts can assist you to:
Identify the regulatory requirements for your data request
Help identify additional data that may be needed for your project
Identify the data from within Compass that is needed for your project
Provide introductions and guidance for other groups on campus which support research
Create a dataset, datamart, report, and/or dashboard for your project
Deliver your data to a HIPAA secure environment for you to access
To get started on a custom data extract project, please complete and submit the Compass Data Request Questionnaire.
Compass can act as an honest broker by maintaining PHI when linking data from additional sources such as the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine DNA Biobank.
Compass can provide custom data extracts in three different formats:
De-Identified Data Set. Compass can provide investigators with data de-identified via the Safe Harbor Method.
We will need your IRB Exception and a copy of the Compass De-Identified Data Access Agreement.
Limited Data Set. Compass can provide data to an investigator as a Limited Data Set format as defined by the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
We will need your IRB Approval and a copy of your Data Use Agreement
PHI Data Set. Compass can provide data to an investigator that contains the minimum necessary PHI data elements as allowed by HIPAA.
We will need your IRB Approval, and an approval from the Compass Security and Compliance Committee. Contact us to learn more about this process.
Data requests are prioritized according to certain guidelines. You can review these guidelines on the Project Prioritization page.
Compass integrates a variety of patient data from UCHealth, Children's Hospital of Colorado, and CU Medicine Practice Group. The local clinical data are augmented with All-Payer Claims data from the CIVHC and State Death Index data from the CDPHE. Datasets are hosted in Google Big Query and our unique Arbitrary system allows matching of patients between datasets whilst maintaining privacy. Data from UCHealth and CHCO goes back historically to 2011 and is current to the month.
*UCHealth has expanded to include the following Hospitals:
University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) has data in the EMR as of February 2011
Poudre Valley Hospital (PVH) joined January 2012 with data in the EMR as of July 2013
Medical Center of the Rockies (MCR) joined January 2012 with data in the EMR as of July 2013
Memorial Hospital North (MHN) joined January 2012 with data in the EMR as of November 2013
Memorial Hospital Central (MHC) joined January 2012 with data in the EMR as of November 2013
Broomfield Hospital (BH) opened September 2016 with data in the EMR as of September 2016
Grandview Hospital (GVH) opened January 2017 with data in the EMR as of January 2017
Longs Peak Hospital (LPH) opened August 2017 with data in the EMR as of August 2017
Yampa Valley Medical Center (YVMC) joined June 2017 with data in the EMR as of May 2018
Pikes Peak Regional Hospital (PPRH) joined April 2018 with data in the EMR as of August 2018
Highlands Ranch Hospital opened June 2019 with data in the EMR as of June 2019
Greeley Hospital opened July 2019 with data in the EMR as of July 2019
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).