The 4 R’ S – REASON, REDcap, review and research - in a large healthcare organization

Chris Bain, Annie Gilbert, Bismi Jomon, Robin Thompson, David Kelly, Chris Mac Manus

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    This paper outlines the journey of a large Australian academic health service in relation to the acquisition, installation and roll out of the REDCap platform (RCP) for the betterment of clinical review (clinical audit) and research data collection. The main aims of the acquisition of the platform were to facilitate data collection and management for audit and research across the organization in a more sustainable way than had previously been possible. We found the platform to be easily installed and maintained. There was rapid
    uptake of the platform by a range of health service stakeholders across the audit, research and operational domains. We were also able to successfully integrate data from our corporate clinical data environment, The REASON Discovery Platform R (REASON) into selected REDCap “applications” using the Dynamic Data Pull (DDP) functionality it provides. In summary the acquisition and installation of REDCap at our health service has been hugely successful and has provided a great facility for use by a large number of organizational stakeholders going forwards into the future.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)15-26
    Number of pages12
    JournalHealth Informatics - An International Journal
    Volume 4
    Issue number3/4
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


    • Hospital
    • REDCap
    • REASON
    • audit
    • research

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