CEC-UW EHR Data Elements

CEC-UW uses data pulled via secure encryption from the electronic health records of  COVID patients at the 21 participating health systems. CEC-UW has four data element categories:

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Patient-Level Data

  • Patient-level DataHealthcare System Organization ID
  • Patient ID
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Insurance Status
  • Financial Class
  • Highest Level of Education
  • Housing Status
  • Blood Type / Rh Factor
  • ZIP Code
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Chronic Renal Disease / Dialysis
  • Immunocompromised Condition
  • Pregnant
  • Cancer
  • Hypertension
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Clotting Disorder
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Name
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Manufacturer
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Date
  • Patient Death Date

Encounter-Level Data

Encounter-level Data

  • COVID Diagnosis
  • Treatment Site (e.g. inpatient, emergency department)
  • Intensive Care Unit Admission
  • Supplemental Oxygen
  • Intubated for Ventilator Use
  • Pneumonia
  • Septic Shock
  • Number of Days Hospitalized
  • Mortality
  • Smoking Status
  • For Former Smokers, Years Since Quitting
  • Cigarettes Smoked Per Day
  • Smokeless Tobacco Use
  • Type of Tobacco
  • Marijuana Use
  • Passive Smoke Exposure
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Chronic Renal Disease / Dialysis
  • Immunocompromised Condition
  • Pregnant
  • Cancer
  • Hypertension
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Clotting Disorder
  • X-rays
  • Ataxia
  • Seizure
  • Taste Impairment
  • Smell Impairment
  • Vision Impairment
  • Nerve Pain
  • Skeletal – Muscular Pain

Medications Data

Medications Data

  • Smoking Cessation Medications
  • Blood Thinners
  • Steroids
  • ACE Inhibitors
  • Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs)
  • Bronchodilators
  • COVID Medications
  • Inhaled Corticosteroids

* Medication data included a one year “look back” and any medication use during encounters beginning at the COVID diagnosis.

Lab Data

Lab Data

  • COVID PCR Test
  • COVID Antibody Test
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Chemistries
  • Liver Function Tests
  • Coagulation Indices (e.g., INR, D-dimer)
  • Inflammatory Markers (e.g., ESR, IL-6, C-reactive Protein)
  • Troponin
  • Hemoglobin A1C
  • Blood Type

* Lab Data include all labs beginning at the COVID diagnosis (one exception was hemoglobin A1C and blood sugar that  included a three year look back as a marker for diabetes).

CEC-UW Essentials

875,000 COVID patients

21 health systems

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