8 Auria Data Service

MEET AURIA INFORMATION SERVICES


Auria Information Services were formed in 2018 when Auria and the Centre for Clinical Informatics at TYKS shook hands. In service of research with high-quality data!

The information accumulating from the treatment of patients is a valuable data source, although often difficult to apply to research or the development of treatment processes. Researchers and specialists need high-quality data in a format that is easily adaptable to their needs. The goal of the Centre for Clinical Informatics is to organize, harmonize and maintain the data in the patient register at the Hospital District of Southwest Finland, to provide researchers with what they need, when they need it. The service also covers the hospital districts of Satakunta and Vaasa. The Centre for Clinical Informatics is established under Research Services in the Hospital District of Southwest Finland.

Our goal


Turku University Hospital (TYKS) is the first university hospital in Finland to set up a clinical biobank and associated data services. Our goal is to help the Hospital District of Southwest Finland to become the best information-driven hospital in Finland, delivering safe, high-quality and cost-effective treatment.

We also develop methods for the patients to participate more actively in their treatment and to compare treatment options from the 'patients like me’ perspective. In addition, we want to promote the district’s potential to recruit top experts by offering them a unique environment for high-quality research and product development in support of precision medicine development.

Tasks

The Centre for Clinical Informatics (CCI) at TYKS provides researchers with patient data for scientific research, treatment process and quality control and development work. In addition, we provide expert services for defining, compiling and analyzing the data. The goal of CCI is to support research and promote information management across the hospital districts of Southwest Finland, Satakunta and Vaasa.

CCI strives to serve as a link between the researcher and the data so that the researcher has the most complete and accurate information available in the easiest possible format. The information service complies with good research practice and scientific practice by developing, among others, privacy policies for register research. We also offer research services based on clinical questions, such as effectiveness of administered therapies, best treatment practices and possible adverse events. Reliable information can also serve as a basis for the development of various computational prediction programs. For example, these software can identify high-risk patients earlier and thus guide future treatment practices.


All diseases will gradually become rare!

Many important public-health issues, such as coronary heart disease, hypertension, asthma or breast cancer, are often so-called umbrella diagnoses. As the knowledge of the molecular-level mechanisms of the diseases increases, they will be divided into different subtypes, and gradually as personalized medicine evolves, subtype-specific treatments will be developed.

The future is personalized medicine

Traditional medicine is reactive in nature, specializing in the treatment of diseases. Future medicine will focus on promoting health, preventing disease and tailoring treatments for the needs of well-defined patient groups.


We have developed, in cooperation with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, a computing and analysis environment that enables secure collaboration with external analytics experts. The development work has continued with the national Isaacus project (2016-17) on two fronts: we developed graphical user interfaces, for example, for monitoring different treatment processes. The dashboards are updated and different views can be obtained depending on the needs of the viewer. In cooperation with 2M-IT Oy, HUS and KYS, we are also developing a faster and more automated data lake, allowing the data to be updated in virtually real time from patient information systems, as well as facilitating big data analyses of patient monitoring systems, omics and imaging data.

Every patient is a research patient!

The development of systems biology has opened a whole new perspective on human biology and the emergence of diseases. It has enabled the development of precision medicine. In order to benefit from the most recent medical inventions, the treatment response of each patient should be monitored as closely as possible to learn from each patient

STAFF


Turku

Päivi Rautava

Päivi Rautava

Tutkimusylilääkäri

paivi.rautava(at)tyks.fi

Arho Virkki

Arho Virkki

Auria tietopalvelun johtaja

+358 50 326 2869

arho.virkki(at)tyks.fi

Anna Hammais

Anna Hammais

Tietointegraatiopäällikkö

Juha Varjonen

Juha Varjonen

Data Manager

Tommi Kauko

Tommi Kauko

Biostatistikko

Minna Blomster

Minna Blomster

Biobank Data Director

Antti Yli-Karhu

Antti Yli-Karhu

Erikoissuunnittelija

Perre

Per-Erik Gustafsson

Erikoissuunnittelija


CONTACT US

AURIA DATA SERVICE

Kliininen tietopalvelu / TYKS TE6
PL 52, 20521 Turku

050 578 0815

ktp(at)tyks.fi

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Tutkimuspalveluiden osoitteeseen: TurkuCRC

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