Data Requests

NOTE: The March 2017 application period has ended. The next application window will be open in January 2018. Moving forward, the application window will be open January and June of every year.

The CHSI Data Request program is designed to encourage innovations in health care by providing interested researchers and students data from the Cerner HealthFacts database—a large, nationwide EHR database encompassing over 63 million patients and spanning over a period of 15 years. Innovations may encompass technologies as diverse as machine learning, information technology, decision support systems, processing modeling, data integration and reporting, social applications, and other tools that are directed towards solving any number of issues in the healthcare industry, such as constraints in medical reporting, cognitive limitations, social interactions, barriers to access, data heterogeneity, workflow efficiencies, and more.

There are two application periods open per year for interested individuals. Application deadlines for each period are as follows:

Application Begin Application End Decisions Made Deadline for Acceptance
January 1st January 15th February 1st February 8th
June 1st June 15th July 1st July 8th

For more information, please refer to the proposal guidelines.

Prior to submitting an application, students and researchers may apply for a small subset of sample data to assist in the development of a project plan. Please refer to the Sample Data & Materials Application Form for more information.

Application Period: Currently Closed

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