Data Delivery Services

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.

Leaf Application

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 at their fingertips.


Cohorts generated in Leaf can be re-identified by Compass along with providing data extracts specific to those cohorts. Please the Compass Leaf team with your request and provide a copy of your IRB-approved protocol and application.

Check out this tutorial on how to use Leaf!


TriNetX

The TriNetX web application also enables you to identify UCHealth patient cohorts.

Cohorts generated in TriNetX can be re-identified by Compass. You can share your query with Compass by going to Study Management/Team and select Share. Then email Compass with your request and the name of the TriNetX Study and provide a copy of your IRB approved protocol and application.

Cohorts generated in TriNetX can be re-identified by Compass along with providing data extracts specific to those cohorts. You can share your cohort with Compass by going to Study Management/Team and select Share. Then email Compass with your request and the name of the TriNetX Study and provide a copy

of your IRB approved protocol and application.

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 Please Note: The URL listed in the tutorial is no longer current.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:

  1. ​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.

  2. Limited Data Set. Compass can provide data to an investigator as a Limited Data Set format as defined by the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

  3. 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.

Available Data

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).