UNC Health Care, IBM Develop Data Warehouse | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

UNC Health Care, IBM Develop Data Warehouse

May 27, 2009
by root
| Reprints

Chapel Hill, N.C.-based

University of North Carolina Health Care

(UNCHC) is teaming up with


(Armonk, N.Y.) to accelerate the development of disease treatments with the deployment of the Carolina Data Warehouse for Health.

Using the warehouse, researchers will be able to analyze large amounts of patient data and uncover trends much more quickly, according to the company. The system can also support queries relating to diagnosis and treatment of patients, which can lead to more intelligent decisions and improved patient care, it says.

Built on IBM software and hardware, the warehouse focuses on diabetes disease management and performance measurement. It is designed to reduce the entire workflow of preparatory research, through regulatory approval, to obtaining a data set, from months to weeks, according to the company.

The warehouse uses a secure web portal to provide access to anatomized cohort query selection, diabetes and inpatient data marts, business intelligence reports and analytics applications, and supporting clinical translation research. It is built on the IBM Health Integration Framework and utilizes InfoSphere and WebSphere software, running on System Z mainframe and P-Series computers.

Get the latest information on Health IT and attend other valuable sessions at this two-day Summit providing healthcare leaders with educational content, insightful debate and dialogue on the future of healthcare and technology.

Learn More



Advocate Aurora Health, Foxconn Plan Employee Wellness, “Smart City,” and Precision Medicine Collaboration

Wisconsin-based Advocate Aurora Health is partnering with Foxconn Health Technology Business Group, a Taiwanese company, to develop new technology-driven healthcare services and tools.

Healthcare Data Breach Costs Remain Highest at $408 Per Record

The cost of a data breach for healthcare organizations continues to rise, from $380 per record last year to $408 per record this year, as the healthcare industry also continues to incur the highest cost for data breaches compared to any other industry, according to a new study from IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute.

Morris Leaves ONC to Lead VA Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization

Genevieve Morris, who has been detailed to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from her position as the principal deputy national coordinator for the Department of Health and Human Services, will move over full time to lead the newly establishment VA Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization.

Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Program Presents Fourth Class of Startups

The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, a program that helps entrepreneurs bring their innovative technology products to market, has brought in nine more health tech startups as part of its fourth class.

DirectTrust Adds Five Board Members

DirectTrust, a nonprofit organization that support health information exchange, announced the appointment of five new executives to its board of directors.

Analysis: Many States Continue to Have Restrictive Telemedicine Policies

State Medicaid programs are evolving to accelerate the adoption of telemedicine models, this evolution is occurring more quickly in some states than others, according to a recent analysis by Manatt Health.