Data Inventory

We offer many types of clinical data for self-service download, but if you don't find what you are looking for, all clinical data at Stanford Medicine, including EHR data from both hospitals as well as data from various clinical ancillary systems, is available for research through the auspices of the Research Informatics Center.

Prior to launching your data project, we encourage you to watch our short video on what to bear in mind when working with clinical data for research purposes.

Data Types and Sources

The table below summarizes the avenues available to you to obtain the data of interest to your research, as only the most frequently requested data is surfaced in the online tools.

  Cohort Discovery Chart Review Self-service Download Data Concierge Service
Demographic & other patient details: Basic patient information including date of birth, sex, race, ethnicity, recent height, weight and smoking history, along with as much identifying information as your IRB protocol permits.  
Encounters and Admissions: Both inpatient and outpatient encounters, searchable by department, clinic name, or providers. The data includes detailed ADT (Admit-Discharge-Transfer) records for both inpatient and ambulatory visits, and inpatient treatment teams.  
Billing Codes: Reimbursement and clinical codes for both diagnoses and procedures.  
Lab Results: Results, both numeric and categorical / text, from diagnostic tests run on biospecimens.  
Medication Orders & Administration: Drug orders and Medication Administration Records (MAR) for both in- and out-patients.  
Clinical Documents: Clinical documents such as consultation notes, operative/procedures notes and letters, including structured data captured via SmartForms.  
Radiology Reports: Radiology reports, including imaging study accession numbers. Note that the associated DICOM images are also available for research in both de-identified and original (fully identified) form.  
Pathology Reports: Pathology reports, including the biospecimen accession numbers.  
Nursing Documentation: Flowsheet records, including point of care assessment results and vital sign readings, for both inpatient and outpatient.    
Procedure Orders: All procedure orders, including referrals, and including information pertaining to ordersets aka. SmartSet orders.    
DICOM images: Radiology images in DICOM file format for all imaging modalities. Images can be de-identified in bulk for machine learning projects. Learn more...      
Epic data other than Media Tab images: All data in Epic is available for research through the data concierge. The only exception at this time is scanned documents on the Media Tab. Learn more...      
Clinical Ancillary Systems: We work closely with both hospitals to obtain clinical ancillary system data for research. We have Philips Bedside Monitor (vital signs) data from Stanford Childrens, and XCelera (Echo), PowerPath (Pathology) and Aria (Radiation Oncology) datasets from SHC, and can acquire others upon request. Learn more...      

Data Timeline

All clinical data at Stanford Medicine, including EHR data from both hospitals as well as data from various clinical ancillary systems, is available for research in STARR. When conducting retrospective research it is important to understand how the data has changed over time. You can get some insights in this two-page interactive report.