DMAC

ABOUT

DMAC provides data solutions for the UTHealth Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease. 

Analyzing data is like looking into a funhouse mirror: reality exists in what you see, but which perspective most accurately represents the truth? Similarly, making sense of data requires technological and mathematical techniques that reveal patterns and shape conclusions which help leaders make important decisions. Standardized methods of data collection, storage, management and quality control provide a reliable foundation for solutions to be drawn from data, and allow decision-makers to trust their source of information.

Mission

DMAC exists to provide scalable infrastructure and innovative solutions, through the integration of medical and technological expertise, for the purpose of enhancing healthcare processes, empowering clinical decision-making, and fueling impactful research in cerebrovascular disease.

Vision

Our vision is to be a global leader in information management and analytics: accelerating the discovery of evidence-based treatments and shaping the future of cerebrovascular disease outcomes. We aim to drive exceptional quality of care and enhance patients’ quality of like through sheer dedication to and unmitigated focus on the tenets of our mission.

DMAC provides dedicated expertise in the following areas:

  • ​Software and database development and management
  • Data quality services
  • Analytical services
  • Reporting to certifying organizations

Current projects include database design, management, and integration of the following:

  • Inpatient clinical information
  • REGIS: data regarding stroke and suspsected stroke patients
  • ENDOR: data regarding patients who underwent endovascular procedures
  • Biorepository: banking of neurology patient tissue samples
  • Outpatient clinical information and outcomes
    • STEP Clinic Registry: data regarding patients presenting to the outpatient stroke clinic
    • SCORE: data regarding outcomes for stroke and suspected stroke patients
  • StrokeNet Regional Coordinating Center Progress and Enrollment Reporting Tool

Progressive endeavors include the integration of national healthcare databases and provision of comprehensive data solutions expected of a Data Coordinating Center.

DATA ACCESS

Data collected in databases managed by DMAC is available to UTHealth Houston researchers. To gain access, contact Stroke.Datacore.Support@uth.tmc.edu. If you already have access, sign in at the following link with your UTHealth credentials: https://strokeapp.uth.tmc.edu/

DMAC TEAM

Director: ​Farhaan Vahidy, MBBS, MPH, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Hari Kishan Reddy Indupuru, MBBS, MPH
Programmer Analyst: Chris Fraher, BS
Coordinator: Ellie Meyer, CCRP
Research Assistant: Gigi Okojie, MBBS
Research Assistant: Linda Aramburo-Maldonado, MBBS

CONTACT
Contact Stroke.Datacore.Support@uth.tmc.edu with any questions related to the products and services offered by DMAC.