Federated Query of Electronic Medical Records

The Shared Health Research Information Network (SHRINE) is a web-based query tool that allows investigators to determine the aggregate number of patients seen at participating hospitals who meet clinical criteria of interest (currently demographics, diagnoses, medications, and selected laboratory values).

SHRINE brings value to investigators interested in:

  • Identifying potential clinical trial cohorts for recruitment
  • Generating new research hypotheses
  • Planning research requiring large sample sizes
  • Preparing grant applications.

The Harvard-affiliated institutions include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital.

A national pilot composed of 8 academic health centers from across the United States was successfully deployed last year.

The SHRINE team works in close collaboration with the i2b2 and SMART teams.

Please contact with any questions about this project.