ONC awards ESAC a multiyear contract to support the Structure Data Capture Initiative
December 10, 2014
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has awarded ESAC, Inc. a multiyear contract to support the Structured Data Capture (SDC) Initiative.
The Structured Data Capture (SDC) initiative will develop and validate standards-based data architecture so that a structured set of data can be accessed from EHRs and be stored for merging with comparable data for other relevant purposes to include:
The electronic Case Report Form (eCRF) used for clinical research including Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)
The Incident Report used for patient safety reporting leveraging AHRQ ‘Common Formats’
The Surveillance Case Report Form used for public health reporting of infectious diseases
The collection of patient information used for determination of coverage, as resources permit
ESAC's technical savvy and personable staff provides tremendous value to projects involving multi-center coordination and high dimensional data management. They merge a fundamental understanding of biology with expertise in data quality control and data security. Integrating all of these factors is key to delivering a secure and fast data portal for the scientific community.
Program Manager NCI
ESAC continues to be an exceptional collaborator providing on-site contractors with both the expertise for building new tools and data integration platforms, and the subject matter expertise in the biosciences needed to manage projects and provide significant added value beyond the technology development.
Director Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics at Georgetown University Medical Center
ESAC significantly improved the quality of bioinformatics applications of the NCI CBIIT program using industry best practices to ensure systems were validated both functionally and scientifically for use by the community.
Program Manager NCI
We are quite impressed with not only by the technical skills provided by ESAC's software engineers but also by the depth and breadth of their subject matter experts who have provided guidance on standards and interoperability, quality assurance, and project management issues.
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