The flowchart below gives a basic outline of the major steps involved in gaining access to the Clinical Data Warehouse (CDW), which electronic health records from the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.
* I2B2 tool is estimated to be available by October 2012; full capabilities including Top 50 Variables in early 2013
** WICER assets left out of this flowchart, to be integrated in the coming months: Isabella, Visiting Nursing Service, and Community Survey
*** Limited data sets contain the zip code, age, and/or dates (admission, discharge, enrollment, procedure, etc.)
Blanket approval via the WICER IRB should eliminate the need to fill out and submit a HIPAA G.