EHDEN
Life Sciences and S[&]T

EHDEN is a project from IMI - the Innovative Medicine Initiative

It aims at collecting anonymized patient data for large observational studies conducted in the OHDSI initiative. The idea of such an observational database is that one very quickly compare two groups of patients for outcomes of treatment (e.g., a drug given). 

Since you want to keep all other conditions the same, you need a sufficient large set of patients so that you can reduce to really comparable sets. The next step is to go to prediction of outcomes for a single patient (compare a patient with a group of very similar patients).

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Our role

S[&]T has been selected to become one of EHDEN's certified SME partner. These SME partners will assist EHDEN in converting and mapping the data from European data sources to the common data format used in OHDSI (called OMOP).

The ambition for EHDEN is to convert 100 million patient records to the OMOP format and thus make Europe visible in observational research. As selected SME we have to be certified by EHDEN following the SME training in the EHDEN Academy.

As selected SME we have to be certified by EHDEN following the SME training in the EHDEN Academy. The certification states that we know how the common data model (OMOP) from OHDSI looks like and that we know how to use the tools that come with OHDSI (the ETL and mapping tools).

The certification states that we know how the common data model (OMOP) from OHDSI looks like and that we know how to use the tools that come with OHDSI (the ETL and mapping tools). After we are certified we are allowed to be hired by data custodians (data source owners) to do the data conversion. They will facilitate this process by providing the funding to the data source owners (e.g. 100K) who have to pay a selected SME to execute the task. At the moment Europe is lacking behind: the US and Asia are much further in this process.

April 2020

About EHDEN and S[&]T's involvement, please contact Erik van Mulligen, Data Science Group Lead

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