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 CIBMTR Data Transformation

Tackling New Frontiers Together:

Pilot Partner Sites Begin Testing New Ways of Transmitting Data to the CIBMTR

The CIBMTR proudly announces seven Pilot Partner Sites readying to test new methods of sending data electronically to the CIBMTR with the goal of reducing the administrative burden for centers to submit their data to the CIBMTR.

Four guiding principles were applied when designing the prototype to send data electronically to the CIBMTR:
  1. Meet the data where it resides, such as an EMR or a research database
  2. Enlist data standards according to how data is structured to collect it
  3. Enlist technical standards (e.g. LOINC, SNOMED, etc.) to move the data to CIBMTR
  4. Minimize center level effort required to use prototype
"July will be a critical month for DTI; the prototype will begin testing at the site level in lower environments. This is where all our work to date comes together," said Kristina Bloomquist, DTI’s Business Lead.

“We are encouraged by the interests expressed by sites to be pioneers in re-thinking how we exchange data, so that we can reduce the administrative burden to collect and send data to CIBMTR,” said Bridget Wakaruk, DTI’s Senior Relationship Manager.

To-date, Pilot Partner Sites prepared to begin prototype testing include:
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Inc.
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • Duke Cancer Institute at Duke University Medical Center
  • The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network

The DTI Community – fostering an ongoing exchange. Join us to learn more.

Many transplant centers, unable to commit to the pilot at this time, expressed a preference to stay knowledgeable of the initiative’s progress and plans. In response, a DTI Community group has been established. The group meets monthly with the aim to provide relevant updates on the initiative, educate about technical aspects of the new model, and foster a community environment in which to exchange information and ideas helping to inform future decisions for both transplant centers and DTI.

Contact information

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Data Transformation Initiative

The CIBMTR Data Transformation Initiative will focus initially on new methods for data collection. The Initiative's vision is to optimize the acquisition and utilization of entrusted data assets to accelerate breakthroughs that transform patient experiences. The CIBMTR has partnered with IQVIA, a company known worldwide for its expertise in building technology solutions customized for research networks engaged in complex data exchange. The CIBMTR will continue to own all data and the resulting new data ecosystem and technical solutions developed.

Work is already underway to inform the design and development of a prototype for data acquisition that will enable a "source to target" approach using electronic data capture for data that does not require clinical interpretation. The CIBMTR will pilot the prototype with a few initial sites and evaluate its performance together with the sites to inform future expansion of the prototype. Pilot partner sites for this work are currently being assessed as candidates for the pilot. The initiative will strive to identify as many as five sites that can install the prototype beginning in April for initial testing. Sites selected will represent the diversity of technology systems that comprise the network to ensure development work will be applicable for all sites in the future.

For more information or with any questions, please email


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Last Updated: 7/7/2020 5:05 PM