Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to general questions about our products and their functionality.

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.