Data Services

Our team provides a variety of services for clinicians, faculty, and staff to access and work with UC Davis Health data. We engage with our clinical partners on wide range of clinical discipline-specific topics. If you are part of UC Davis Health and would like to request our services, please contact us.


Research Data Extracts

Requested by graduate students, residents, faculty or staff for the purposes of drafting or conducting grant work, publishing or presenting findings, conducting QI or research activities with UCOP or other UCs.

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Reports and Dashboards


Requested by any UC Davis Health employee involved in patient care or health system operations, including nurses working on QI, Laboratory staff, Finance, Clinical Operations, Quality & Safety, and IT Epic Applications teams.

Reports can be delivered:

  • in the Epic EMR via Reporting Workbench (MyReports) and Radar Dashboards, or
  • outside the EMR in tools such as Tableau, Crystal Reports, and Web Intelligence (WebI).

They can also be scheduled to run on regular frequencies and sent to end-users via links in an email or shared folders.

There are several data sources and reporting tools available for a report request. Therefore it is important to determine the requirements for each report as it relates to scope and age of the data, the format of the report, the workflow in which the report will be used, and how often the report will be run.

Remember to first look in our catalog to see if something already exists to meet your needs. We have a small team compared to the many requests we get every week; please allow time for your request to be fulfilled.

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Data Curation

Requested by a lead clinician or department leadership to support multiple ongoing, longitudinal efforts encompassing quality of care, clinical effectiveness, research, or education. Historically, we have referred to these as “registries” because they represent a collection of uniform data (clinical or other) about a population defined by a particular disease, condition, or exposure. The data curation work most often involves creating new concepts (business terms, reference terminologies, datasets) via derivation logic when information is not directly captured or reportable in the source systems.  Some examples of this work include:

  • Sepsis Core Measure reporting
  • PRIME reporting
  • Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) clinic manager’s utilization/QI dashboard
  • Pulmonary Critical Care assets: ventilator matrix, patient flow

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    Access to Data Sources

    Provided to technical analysts within and outside of IT; the analysts typically have some level of training with the source systems to which they are requesting access, and programming skills to query and retrieve the data

    • Access to existing data sources like Clarity, Caboodle is granted based on the user role, departmental approval, and Epic certification or proficiency
    • Request for acquiring and integrating new data sources (e.g. death registry, Vizient, Press Ganey)
    • (Coming soon) Requests for access to curated datasets, concepts, or metric

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    Training and Access to Tools 

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