James Lazarus – Project I

Cohort Creation Library for The Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership Common Data Model (OMOP CDM).

When carrying out medical studies, a cohort of patients that are of interest for the study needs to be retrieved from a data base. However this process takes an indeterminate  amount of time as retrieving the correct information from a standardised data base is time consuming, as definition for a cohort ranges from patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, to children suffering from asthma.

The aim of this project is to create a library to allow the creation of cohorts from a standardised medical data base, the OMOP CDM, as quickly and as easily as possible from OMOP concepts and other simple cohort definitions. After these cohorts have been generated, analysis scripts will also be created to generate summary statistics and graphs of the data, in order to outline the data as quickly as possible so that analysis can be undertaken.