Regenstrief faculty, staff and fellows manage and continually enrich a large clinical information system and have set up one of the few city-wide information repositories in the nation. This unique operational role provides opportunities available at few fellowship programs.
With support from the National Library of Medicine, the Regenstrief informaticists have created a citywide electronic medical record system, the Indianapolis Network for Patient Care, to improve the care of patients presenting to the emergency departments at all five major Indianapolis hospital systems which together operate a total of 11 geographically separated hospitals. The hospitals send real-time registration messages to the RMRS as patients check into the emergency room. Each hospital pre-stores laboratory results in its own standardized computer vault. At the time of the emergency room visit, with a patient's permission, the information from the separate hospital vaults can be presented to the attending emergency department physicians as a single virtual record. Regenstrief research scientists are studying the effect of access to this information on the care process. This database provides a unique resource for medical informatics fellows' research projects. – less–ZoomInfo