Epic Research Upgrades

Did you know that the Epic EHR at MUSC is going through an upgrade? It is! We are upgrading to the newest 2017 version. Epic will not only have a new streamlined look, but there are a lot of new and exciting features for research. In order to ensure that all the great new functionality gets built, tested and functions correctly, the Epic Research team will be limited on new study-specific requests that can be received.

Please take a moment to review the timeline below (ResearchCommunityUpgradeTimeline) and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Epic Research Team at epicresearch@musc.edu.

NEW RELEASE: SPARCREQUEST VERSION 2.0.0 & SPARCFULFILLMENT VERSION 2.4.5

Dear MUSC SPARC Users,

We have just released updates to SPARCRequest and SPARCFulfillment.  Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Check out the link below for the new features and bug fixes included with the new release!

170315-SPARCRequest v2.0.0+SPARCFulfillment v2.4.5

For more information, please contact the SUCCESS Center:

Email: success@musc.edu

Phone: 843-792-8300

-The SPARC Team

2017.03.15.

HB Service Quarterly Update Completed

Dear MUSC SPARCRequest Users,

We have finished updating the Hospital Technical Services (HB) services in SPARC according to the February chargemaster.

This quarterly updates includes the new services added, inactive services, CPT code, name changes, and/or pricing changes for the HB services.

Enjoy the updated prices for more accurate budget(s)! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!

-The SPARC Team (sparcrequest@musc.edu)

2017.3.10.

Research Master ID: Live in SPARC

As of February 1st, Research Master ID is live in SPARCRequest. A Research Master ID (RMID) is a unique numeric identifier that links a research study across multiple MUSC research systems. The purpose of the RMID is to allow for accurate identification of research studies, improve tracking and reporting of institutional research metrics and data accuracy. A RMID is required for all research that include human subjects. See #23 on our latest new feature list (SPARCRequest v1.9.5 & SPARCFulfillment v2.4.0) for more information.

If you have any questions in regard to the new Research Master ID, please contact the SUCCESS Center (success@musc.edu).

-The SPARC Team

NEW RELEASE: SPARCREQUEST VERSION 1.9.5 & SPARCFULFILLMENT VERSION 2.4.0

Dear MUSC SPARC Users,

We have just released updates to SPARCRequest and SPARCFulfillment.  Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Check out the link below for the new features and bug fixes included with the new release!

170131-SPARCRequestv1.9.5+SPARCFulfillmentv2.4.0 (MUSC)

For more information, please contact the SUCCESS Center:

Email: success@musc.edu

Phone: 843-792-8300

-The SPARC Team

2017.01.31.

SPARC Fun Fact

In 2014, MUSC’s NIH funded CTSA Hub (SCTR Institute) released an open source research management system named SPARCRequest.  The system supports the collaborations and communications between research teams and providers of research services to facilitate efficient, quality clinical and translational research to bring medical treatments to patients faster.  SPARCRequest has a rapidly growing open source community featuring 20+ institutions in various stages of implementation.  See map below for our SPARC community of adopters.

SPARC OS Partner Map