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Our Current Numbers
01/2003 – 04/2018
*Includes TCGA’s 10,000 reports
What is TIES?
TIES stands for Text Information Extraction System. At its core, TIES is a natural language processing (NLP) pipeline and clinical document search engine. The software de-identifies, annotates, and indexes your clinical documents, making it easier for your researchers to search for and find the documents and cases that they are most interested in. However, TIES is much more than a search engine. TIES also supports tissue ordering and acquisition, building of Tissue Microarrays (TMAs), and integration with tissue banks and honest brokers. Its collaborative work spaces make it possible for research teams to work on queries and case sets together, even across institutions with separate TIES installations. TIES’s strong security model, well-developed process and policy documentation, and proven acceptance by regulatory groups at multiple academic medical centers help ease deployment in complex translational research settings.
Here is a comparison of the three different access levels in TIES. Please request only the level of access that you require. The reviewer will review each research study description to determine if the level of access requested is appropriate.
Are you a honest broker? See the Honest Broker section for more information.
|Features||Preliminary User (Aggregate Data)||Research Study (Report Data)||Research Study (Reports+Materials*)|
|Search radiology and pathology reports from all 18 UPMC hospitals|
|Generate charts and tables from query results|
|See the de-identified report text|
|Save queries and case sets|
|Share queries and orders with other researchers on your research study|
|Order materials associated with the report*|
*Images will be accessible by Radiology Imaging. Tissue/Slides are provided by HSTB: Health Sciences Tissue Bank
|Requirements||Preliminary User (Aggregate Data)||Research Study (Report Data)||Research Study (Reports+Materials*)|
|Indicate affiliation with UPMC or University of Pittsburgh.|
|Provide a scientific abstract describing the research study. If this is a UPMC Quality Improvement study, please provide UPMC approval documents.|
|Provide the research study document(s) submitted to OSIRIS for IRB Approval*|
|Provide proof of research study approval from the IRB*|
Honest Broker Accounts
In addition to all the features of the Research Study account, a Honest Broker account also has the following features:
|View identified patient data and original reports|
|Change order item and order status.|