The Translational Informatics Infrastructure in South Carolina

The Biomedical Informatics Center (BMIC) at MUSC was established as a program in 2008 as part of research infrastructure development and investment by MUSC and Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC). The BMIC includes a dedicated team of Informatics faculty and staff who work on research and operations projects across the state. The team has been heavily immersed in the development and installation of several research infrastructural systems including the Statewide CDW at HSSC, i2b2 (Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside), SPARCrequest, REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture), research permissions and electronic consenting, Palmetto Profiles, electronic IRB, and several other translational research and administrative systems. This presentation will cover a brief history of BMIC and informatics services along with an overview of some of the key systems mentioned above.

Dr. Jihad Obeid is the Co-director of the Biomedical Informatics Center at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine; and at the College of Health Professions, Department of Health Sciences and Research at MUSC.

The Innovative Discoveries Series, sponsored by the Delaware Clinical & Translational Science ACCEL program and the Christiana Care Value Institute, features informal presentations on topics relevant to current research and healthcare practice, led by knowledgeable and experienced presenters. There are offerings for researchers, healthcare providers, and community members of varying levels of experience.

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  • Jihad Obeid, MD