this is Ian (Yi) Kang, an enthusiastic learner of OMOP CDM. Thx to Korean, Chinese, Australian, US and many more scholars whose talks and videos helped me to get started, conceptually.
A real case came to me this week, from a local Thoracic Surgeon, whom I’ve been trying to convince, to convert clinical data into OMOP CDM for int’l research collaboration. Being the head of the Chest Dpt. in a top hospital and a researcher of lung cancer himself, he always stresses the importance of early screening of pulmonary nodules via CT scans and wishes to have large amount of data for research, in the field such as the percentage of lung nodules turned out to be cancer and countermeasures.
Unexpectedly, this data became available in large quantities and started to accumulate in China, when coronavirus broke out 2 yrs ago, and chest CT scans were recommended frequently on suspected COVID cases in Chinese hospitals. He’s been convinced that multi-centric studies on his research interests would be more beneficial than on his own, and he’d like to know upfront if there are Western countries/hospitals who also take CT scans frequently/compulsively on COVID suspects and patients. If so, he is willing to implement data conversion into CDM and try it out, with IT assistance from the technical team in the hospital and data analysts from companies like my employer.
I was wondering if anyone in the community could give me a hint on his request. Thank you all very much for having this open community and free sharing, I am looking forward to get hands-on soon. Best Regards, Ian.