IT at work on clinical research at Seattle university, hospital

By Bernie Monegain
12:00 AM

The University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital will apply Microsoft's Amalga technology on clinical research initiatives, allowing each hospital access to comprehensive views of patient data.

The University of Washington will use the technology in a research protocol designed to provide clinical and translational researchers with faster and more complete access to electronic data stored on disparate systems within the university.

UW's Institute of Translational Health Sciences will conduct the research.

Translational research takes medical discoveries from the laboratory into the clinic and out into the community, according to university officials.

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Microsoft Amalga is designed to provide researchers with the ability to access, search and perform analysis on data stored in UW medical record systems, UW research laboratory systems and study data management systems.

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