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Stanford Translational Research Integrated Database Environment (STRIDE)

STRIDE (Stanford Translational Research Integrated Database Environment) is a research and development project at Stanford University to create a standards-based informatics platform supporting clinical and translational research.


STRIDE consists of three integrated components: a clinical data warehouse, based on the HL7 Reference Information Model (RIM), containing clinical information on over 1.6 million pediatric and adult patients cared for at Stanford University Medical Center since 1995; an application development framework for building research data management applications on the STRIDE-DM platform and a biospecimen data management system.

STRIDE receives clinical data for research use via HL7 feeds from both SUMC hospitals: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital and Clinics. This clinical data is used to support a wide variety of translational research services including:

STRIDE is a highly secure environment utilizing encryption, fine-grained access control, robust auditing and detailed data segregation. Additionally, STRIDE has a robust access control framework with well-defined access granting authorities and access control groups. Consequently STRIDE meets or exceeds the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy and Security regulations. Privacy protection is further enhanced by requiring IRB approval for all research projects using STRIDE clinical data.

From a technology and standards perspective, STRIDE is hosted on the Oracle 11g database platform. STRIDE application software provides access to the web services of a three-tier infrastructures using SSL encryption with strong authentication. These programs are cross-platform, self-updating thick-client applications that provides a rich user interface for data entry, retrieval and review as well as image manipulation and annotation. STRIDE makes extensive use of XML technologies for representation of structured meta data, distributed systems technologies using JSON for secure remote communication between client and server, and Swing graphical interface components providing a rich widget-set as well as advanced imaging and graphing capabilities. Users of the STRIDE Research Desktop Client can perform rapid data entry into structured fields, compose complex queries, and interact securely with clinical, research and imaging data.

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