An Informatics Supported Tissue Banking Inventory and Operational System for Anatomic Pathology. Biospecimen Inventory and Operations System (BIOS): An Update
Waqas Amin, Avinash Vemulapalli, Lindsay Mock, Michelle Bisceglia, Rajiv Dhir, Anil V Parwani. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Background: To meet the growing need of annotated biospecimen and manage the daily operation of tissue bank UPMC has developed BIOS that is designed for a high-quality, well annotated biospecimen management for tissue bankers, clinicians and researchers needs. It provides a robust query and management capability that eventually allows biobanker to identify the biospecimens to meet the needs of the research community.
Design: BIOS is a Microsoft. NET web application with s SQL reporting services for adhoc reporting needs. It combines the efforts of tissue collection, patient consents status, billing and data aggregation in one module. It links to Medipac for accurate importing of patient demographics. It also has the functionality to build custom queries and export data into either PDF or excel formats. The system has inbuilt with HIPAA logging functionality with every step logged into database. It provides form based security that is implemented to validate user access to multiple modules. Patient information is de-identified for some user roles and access is maintained through Active Directory.
Results: The BIOS system has been successfully implemented at our institute and is currently being used for the day to day operations of a system-wide tissue bank. It holds 19500 patients and 123732 specimen information. There are 19 active user at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center tissue bank. It provides a central repository for the tissue bankers for tracking and distribution of biospecimens and for robust querying and reporting of biospecimens and associated data to fulfill the requirements of clinical translational researchers.
Conclusions: BIOS in provides a central biorepository to access information on multimodal data sets and the ability for tracking and integration with other limbs of a tissue bank. In addition BIOS provides the tissue bankers with a robust, queryable, and maintainable system that can be integrated with other tissue banking and pathology tools including image and molecular data integration. Furthermore, this model can be successfully deployed at other institutions as well.
Monday, March 19, 2012 1:00 PM
Poster Session II # 305, Monday Afternoon