The Duke Translational Medicine Institute (DTMI) is Duke’s academic home for the clinical and translational research community. It is an integrated support structure that provides resources and training and facilitates collaborative research in clinical and translational research.
Our mission is to improve individual and population health by catalyzing translation across the continuum of scientific discovery, clinical research, care delivery, and global health. We facilitate team science by joining multidisciplinary investigators and industrial-model project management, while providing investigators easy access to emerging technologies and methodologies.
D.E.D.U.C.E (Duke Enterprise Data Unified Content Explorer) is an on-line research tool providing Duke investigators with access to clinical information collected as a by-product of patient care. The D.E.D.U.C.E project is funded by the Duke Translational Medical Institute (DTMI), and is intended to facilitate exploration of aggregate clinical data in support of operations, quality and research.
D.E.D.U.C.E compiles its data from multiple source systems, and allows the researcher to filter through millions of rows of data to define a clinical cohort and streamline electronic chart review. Current data sources include lab data, demographics, ICD-9 diagnoses, CPT procedures, inpatient medications, and CPOE orders.