The Research Information Analytics Unit, of the Ochsner Analytics Center of Excellence, helps researchers extract data from Ochsner’s Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW), Clarity (EPIC data) and all system data repositories that are linked to EDW. The research data analysts work with researchers to further refine their data requests. If data is required for research, the investigator must submit proof of IRB approval to use the data for research purposes.

How to Request Research Data

Rick Bruner - Research Information Systems Analyst

Rick holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from The University of Louisiana, Lafayette. Rick is also a Microsoft Certified IT Professional for SQL Server, Microsoft’s Enterprise Database Management System. Rick has over 25 years experience as a Computer Systems Analyst. He began his career writing FORTRAN to digitize oil well logs in Caracas, Venezuela. After that, Rick was EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) Director for Lykes Brother's Steamship Company before becoming IT Director for Washington/St. Tammany Regional Medical Center prior to joining Ochsner. In addition to Data Mining, he was initially the Systems Administrator for all Research Department Information Systems including ERSA (IRB – Human Protection), iRES (Grants and Contracts), RedCap (Study Data Capture), Freezerworks (Biobank), SAS (Biostatistics) and SPSS (Biostatistics). Enterprise Information Systems has assumed System Administrator responsibilities for all Research Systems since August, 2015 so that Rick can concentrate on writing SQL queries full time for Research related projects.

Darlene Hattier - Research Information Systems Analyst

Darlene has expertise in data mining; financial data analysis; and management. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a focus on Computer Science from Nicholls State University. Darlene has 10 years of total service with Ochsner. She transferred to the Research Department in December 2013 and has since obtained her EPIC certification in Clarity Data Model - EPICCARE Inpatient. Prior to her move to Research, she was a Manager in Revenue Systems where she managed the RSM Project Team. During that time, she obtained EPIC certifications in Resolute HB Admin; Resolute SBO Admin; Resolute HB Claims Admin; and Charge Description Master Management. Prior to Ochsner, Darlene had 17 years of service with East Jefferson Hospital as an IS Financial Analyst and as a Manager in the Business Office.

Hannah Jordan - Research Information Systems Analyst

Hannah is currently a business intelligence developer on the Advanced Analytics team. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Pre-medical Studies and Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 2011, she began her career at Ochsner as a part of the Epic implementation team. Hannah gained a wide range of clinical knowledge as an analyst on the EpicCare Ambulatory team and as an integrated testing coordinator for the Epic project. After a brief time as an EpicCare Ambulatory consultant at Atlantic Health System in Morristown, New Jersey, Hannah returned to Ochsner in the fall of 2016 to join the newly formed Epic Reporting team. Adding on to her previous Epic clinical certifications, she has since obtained certifications across Epic's reporting systems, including Clarity and Caboodle, and has gained expertise in SQL and Crystal reporting.