Southeastern Diabetes Initiative (SEDI) Data Mart: Phase 2 Completion

The purpose of the Southeastern Diabetes Initiative (SEDI) Data Mart is to gather EHR data from multiple sources, standardize these data into one common data model, and store the data in one set of tables. The standardized data support a broad range of analyses without requiring researchers and analysts to maintain site-specific institutional knowledge about each data source and its quarterly data harvests. Phase 2 of the SEDI Data Mart was completed on April 30, 2014 and included designing, documenting, reviewing, creating, and populating the first four data domains with data from participating data partners. This success would not be possible without strong partnerships and collaboration with participating sites in all four SEDI counties.

The Southeastern Diabetes Initiative (SEDI) is a joint effort between several departments within Duke and external partners. The SEDI project is funded by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Health Care Innovations Award and a grant from the Bristol Meyers Squibb Foundation. A poster about SEDI was featured at the Healthcare Data Warehouse  Association Conference in the fall of 2013.

Robert Califf, MD, Director of DTMI and Vice Chancellor for Clinical and Translational Research, is the Principal Investigator for the Southeastern Diabetes Initiative (SEDI).

“The purpose of the Southeastern Diabetes Initiative Clinical Intervention is to augment existing standard of care in an effort to (1) improve population level diabetes management, health outcomes and quality of life for diagnosed and undiagnosed adults living with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, (2) reduce disparities in diabetes management, health outcomes and quality of life for adults living with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, and (3) reduce healthcare costs associated with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.”