Integrating Biology & the Bedside (i2b2) is designed to create a comprehensive software and methodological framework enabling clinical researchers to accelerate the translation of genomic and “traditional” clinical findings into novel diagnostics, prognostics, and therapeutics. The i2b2 Query Tool is provided by Regenstrief Institute in partnership with the Indiana CTSI and is a web-based tool for de-identified clinical data queries. Locally, i2b2 queries a clinical data warehouse populated with variables such as lab results, diagnoses, and medications from two large health systems. With i2b2 an investigator can:
- view clinical data elements and data dictionary.
- quickly determine the feasibility of conducting a research study or clinical trial.
- iteratively improve hypothesis generation
- identify patient cohorts for potential recruitment.