The Generalized Data Model

By | December 6th, 2016|Tools|

We have developed our own generalized data model, and we made it publicly available today. Why would we do this when there are already several other models in use? There are a few reasons. First, we needed a way to store data such that we could easily convert it to the OMOP, Sentinel, and PCORnet [...]

Updated nhanes.tools R package

By | July 14th, 2016|Tools|

We have updated our nhanes.tools R package that is available on Github at this repository. NHANES now has data for 2013-2014, and the package has an internal listing of all data files from the NHANES website through today (13 July 2016). If you want as list of all of the NHANES files, just use the [...]

Exploding codes

By | February 29th, 2016|Jigsaw, Tools|

Have you ever seen somebody describe the ICD-9 diagnosis codes they used in their research? They might say something like "We used ICD-9 codes 410.x" by which they might mean all ICD-9 codes that begin with ICD-9 code 410 and end with any one or two digit suffix. But what if they really meant that [...]

Chemotherapy codes

By | February 11th, 2016|Jigsaw, Tools|

This is a short blog post to highlight some work that Ryan did about 2 years ago. It is a list of all of the HCPCS codes (mostly J-codes) and NDC codes that we know about for these chemotherapy agents. This is based on a script that combines information from many sources. As with anything [...]

Rabbit in A Hat

By | June 18th, 2015|OHDSI, Tools|

While working with Erica Voss from Janssen on creating the ETL Spec for SynPUF, we here at Outcomes Insights employed the Rabbit in a Hat (RiaH) tool to develop the ETL. RiaH was helpful in creating the ETL documentation, but we felt that there was room for improvement. We created a series of issues to [...]