Rationale: Both outcomes researchers and informaticians are concerned with information and data. As such, some of the central challenges to conducting successful comparative effectiveness research can be addressed with informatics solutions. Methods: Specific informatics solutions which address how data in comparative effectiveness research are enriched, stored, shared, and analyzed are reviewed. Results: Imaging data can be made more quantitative, uniform, and structured for researchers through the use of lexicons and structured reporting. Secure and scalable storage of research data is enabled through data warehouses and cloud services. There are a number of national efforts to help researchers share research data and analysis tools. Conclusion: There is a diverse arsenal of informatics tools designed to meet the needs of comparative effective researchers.
- Comparative effectiveness research
- Structured reporting
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging