Patient Recruitment Use Case
One of the most common uses of the Foundation’s platforms is in the exploration and identification of a patient cohort for a particular study. The ability to easily look across a wide range of patient information for particular symptoms, medical history, genomic profile, etc. and review and analyze the resulting sets of patients make our platforms useful for clinicians and research teams.
For example, large hospitals and medical centers load data on millions of patients into i2b2 to evaluate clinical trial feasibility and to accelerate patient recruitment. Through a web-based query tool, investigators can define complex inclusion and exclusion criteria, apply temporal and value-based constraints, and access patients’ notes and biobank data.
The Use Case Working Group is compiling sets of examples that will be linked to this site in the near future.