The CRI has completed an upgrade of our Isilon storage, expanding our data storage capacity by 53 percent to a total of 1.83 petabytes. In addition to allowing us to make affordable labshare storage available for more BSD researchers, the upgrade will improve performance and reliability for our users.
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
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.