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December 2015

New REDCap Features

By | News, REDCap

The CRI’s instance of REDCap has been upgraded to version 6.10. The newest features are:

• Project Folders
• Survey Themes
• Embedded Videos for Descriptive Fields
• Embedded Audio for Descriptive Fields
• Auto-complete for Drop-down Fields
• Auto-continue to Next Survey
• Other Improvements

Click here to read about these newest features. Please contact REDCap Support with any questions. Thank you.

“To keep hospitals safer, we need to look at many potential relationships between events.”

By | News

How can doctors predict — and thus help prevent — when a patient is at increased risk of cardiac arrest while in the hospital? Does emergency room crowding affect care of patients on the hospital floor? What previously unknown links exist between weather events, staffing, patients’ lab values, outcomes, and other data, and how can this information be used to improve care?

The CRDW is an example of the kind of large, well-curated dataset that can make this advanced analysis possible. To learn more about how big data is making hospitals safer, read the interview with our director Sam Volchenboum in the Washington Post.

A ‘Netflix-like’ predictive model: Hospital systems could pinpoint which patients are most likely to code on their watch