Informatics - UC ReX
UC BRAID provides administrative oversight and governance, and links the informatics focus of UC-Research eXchange (UC ReX) with the needs of researchers.The UC ReX Informatics consortium has built the first cross-campus clinical query system capable of providing aggregates (counts and descriptive statistics) across five different UC Medical Centers. The UC ReX Data Explorer is a secure online, system that enables cross-institution queries of clinical aggregate data from 12 million de-identified records derived from patient care activities at five University of California medical campuses; Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Search criteria can include demographics, diagnosis and procedure codes, top lab orders, and a proof of concept for medications. The output of each query is a numeric count of cohorts by site that match the criteria identified in the query. The counts help investigators assess the feasibility of their study ideas by identifying whether there are sufficient numbers of prospective subjects within the UC system. This sets the stage for critically needed multicenter research efforts and quality improvement initiatives.
Enable researchers and quality improvement specialists to query clinical data collected at the point of care at all UC campuses for research or quality improvement purposes. Learn more about the University of California Research eXchange (UC ReX) program and the UC ReX Data Explorer tool.
UC ReX Resources & Related Links
University of California Research Exchange (UC ReX)
About UC ReX
2012-2013 NCATS Report recognizing UC ReX
Douglas Bell,MD, PhD-Chair, UC ReX
Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine
Leader, Biomedical Informatics Program, UCLA CTSI
UC, Los Angeles