The OneFlorida Data Trust: a centralized, translational research data infrastructure of statewide scope

J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2022 Mar 15;29(4):686-693. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocab221.


The OneFlorida Data Trust is a centralized research patient data repository created and managed by the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium ("OneFlorida"). It comprises structured electronic health record (EHR), administrative claims, tumor registry, death, and other data on 17.2 million individuals who received healthcare in Florida between January 2012 and the present. Ten healthcare systems in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Gainesville, and rural areas of Florida contribute EHR data, covering the major metropolitan regions in Florida. Deduplication of patients is accomplished via privacy-preserving entity resolution (precision 0.97-0.99, recall 0.75), thereby linking patients' EHR, claims, and death data. Another unique feature is the establishment of mother-baby relationships via Florida vital statistics data. Research usage has been significant, including major studies launched in the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network ("PCORnet"), where OneFlorida is 1 of 9 clinical research networks. The Data Trust's robust, centralized, statewide data are a valuable and relatively unique research resource.

Keywords: Clinical Data Research Network; data analysis; data management; data quality; data warehouse.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Electronic Health Records*
  • Florida
  • Humans
  • Privacy
  • Translational Research, Biomedical*

Associated data

  • figshare/10.6084/M9.FIGSHARE.8063567.V1
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