Hello, my name is Sam Martin and I live in West Michigan my role at Spectrum Health is as a Research Informatics Architect. My work is focused on defining and delivering sets of tools or processes to our research teams enabling them to advance the care we provide.
My background includes direct patient care (Emergency Medicine, Neurology and Alzheimer's research), a Master's Degree in Health Administration and extensive experience in the Information Technology space (Data Analyst, Lead Analyst for Data Warehouse, Data/Informatics Architect).
Our organization (13 hospitals, 1,400 employed physicians and 850,000 covered lived in a health plan) is currently transitioning from a mixed EHR model (Cerner - Inpatient and Epic - Ambulatory) to an all Epic implementation. This transition presents us with new opportunities to leverage a clinical data as well as the tools Epic is offering.
Additionally, we have been selected as one of the All of Us Research Program sites.
The use of OMOP for All of Us has solidified our focus on the adoption of OMOP for wider use at Spectrum Health. We have begun our mapping of legacy (Cerner and Epic) and current data (Epic) into the OMOP model. We look forward to this journey and welcome any guidance or assistance from the OHDSI community.