- Coordinating Center:
- IRCCS Centro Cardiologico Monzino, Milano (IT)
An instance of i2b2 was designed and developed for the patients management of a Intensive Care Unit of the IRCCS Monzino Cardiology Centre in Milan, whose data could be easily retrieved and used to make real-time queries. The innovation compared to existing data warehouse is in the accessibility of data and in the fast response time for executing queries.
After defining the ontology, i2b2 was populated with patients and clinical observations from Intensive Care Unit database. The last phase of the implementation included the integration of a plugin to perform the export of data into an Excel file (Figure 1).
The virtual machine containing the i2b2 instance was added to the center computer network and is easily accessible via web browser.