Here at Georgia Tech, we’ve put together an initial requirements development document to help envision how an OHDSI Gold Standard Phenotype Library would function. To make the requirements more tangible, we put together a series of potential personas (representing different types of OHDSI stakeholders and collaborators), as well as use cases that capture the essence of what these users are trying to accomplish. The phenotype library is intended to be a home for validated, high-quality cohort phenotypes that can be generated using the OMOP CDM.
The full document can be found here on Google Docs. We would greatly appreciate your input on additional personas and/or use cases that typify other characteristics you believe should be represented in order to make the OHDSI Gold Standard Phenotype Library a valuable new resource for the entire community.
P.S. Here is an example persona:
Persona: Tom, PhD Health Services Researcher
Tom recently completed a PhD in population health sciences with a minor in biostatistics. He is now a postdoctoral researcher at a large research university, with the goal of becoming a professor after he completes his postdoctoral studies. His primary research interest is in improving health outcomes for patients with diabetes mellitus. Tom is well-versed in medical terminologies and has a solid statistical background. He often works with clinicians as part of his research. Tom’s lab has an Atlas instance running which he uses sometimes but also does direct SQL and R-based analyses with OMOP.