Frequently Asked Questions
Why use the OMOP CDM?
The Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) CDM, now in its version 6.0, offers a solution unlike any other. OMOP found that disparate coding systems can be harmonized—with minimal information loss—to a standardized vocabulary.
Once a database has been converted to the OMOP CDM, evidence can be generated using standardized analytics tools. OHDSI are currently developing Open-Source tools for data quality and characterization, medical product safety surveillance, comparative effectiveness, quality of care, and patient-level predictive modelling, but there are also other sources of such tools, some of them commercial.