Clinical use of an enterprise data warehouse

AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2012;2012:189-98. Epub 2012 Nov 3.


The enormous amount of data being collected by electronic medical records (EMR) has found additional value when integrated and stored in data warehouses. The enterprise data warehouse (EDW) allows all data from an organization with numerous inpatient and outpatient facilities to be integrated and analyzed. We have found the EDW at Intermountain Healthcare to not only be an essential tool for management and strategic decision making, but also for patient specific clinical decision support. This paper presents the structure and two case studies of a framework that has provided us the ability to create a number of decision support applications that are dependent on the integration of previous enterprise-wide data in addition to a patient's current information in the EMR.

MeSH terms

  • Databases as Topic*
  • Decision Support Systems, Clinical*
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated
  • Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial*
  • Electronic Health Records*
  • Humans
  • Organizational Case Studies
  • Risk
  • United States
  • Venous Thromboembolism*