Intensive Care Unit and Operating Room Datamarts

Datamarts are infrastructure projects that compile all pertinent electronic information in one place for research, administrative and point-of-care purposes. The intensive care unit datamart, known as the METRIC datamart, is a Microsoft SQL-based database that assembles a near-real-time copy of clinical and administrative data from the heterogeneous and distributed Mayo Clinic electronic medical record.

Data points are extracted and copied within 15 minutes (physiological readings) to four hours (clinical notes) from the time they're entered into the electronic medical record. Mayo Clinic's many intensive care units have a combined capacity of more than 200 beds, which together handle an average of 15,000 admissions each year. The METRIC datamart contains data for most of these beds dating back to 2003.

An operating room datamart, which is under development, will have higher resolution data. It will cover Mayo Clinic's more than 100 full operating rooms and up to 400 other locations where anesthesia is administered. Both datamarts will connect to each other and some pre-hospitalization databases.