Introducing MDClone version 6

MDClone is the new campus resource from the Institute for Informatics, Data Science and Biostatistics’ (I²DB)  Center for Population Health Informatics. MDClone is a free, secure, self-service platform for building queries and downloading computationally derived (“synthetic”) electronic medical record data from the I²DB Research Data Core (RDC).

The WashU instance of MDClone, recently upgraded to version 6, offers a more intuitive and compact user interface than previous versions. Specific improvements include:

  1. An improved search engine allows general or specific search terms such as “knee replacement” or “arthroplasty total knee – unicompartmental,” respectively:
improved search engine, example
  1. Query navigation bar guides users through a five-step process to generate synthetic data without switching between pages:
  1. New workflow designed so query building steps mimic writing a clinical question as a sentence:
  1. New time-scale to quickly and accurately develop time relations within a query:

For more information, check out upcoming MDClone Workshops or stop by MDClone Virtual Office Hours.