Data Services

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Data Services

Emily Melcher, MLS
612-624-0118
emelcher@umn.edu

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The AHC-IS Data Services team provides data-related services to colleges and units across the University’s Academic Health Center and beyond.

Data analysis, reporting, visualization

Utilizing various technologies including Tableau, the Data Services team performs data analysis, reporting, and visualization to support clients’ various needs including day-to-day business functions, strategic decision-making, internal and external reporting requirements, research and scholarship, and continuous quality improvement. We work closely with clients to translate business needs and processes into data terms, establish shared data definitions, and to identify accurate data sources and logic. We facilitate business process improvement surrounding data input and flow, and become subject matter experts on data sources to provide expertise and data consultation.

Data integration

We securely gather, store, and integrate disparate data sources with one another, so that clients can glean meaningful insight from their data. This includes integration amongst internal and external data sources, as well as enterprise systems such as PeopleSoft, Training Hub, and Qualtrics. We also work closely with vendors to establish routine methods to securely obtain and store clients’ data.

Data management

We develop and administer secure data management and data request framework solutions for clients, including associated request web forms, intake and fulfillment processes, and data oversight, permissioning, and governance components.

Our work

Examples of our work include the Medical Education Outcomes Center, the School of Public Health Data and Reporting, AHC Human Resources Dashboards, and administrative reports for the University's Training Hub, including the administrative dashboards for the University-wide Preventing Sexual Misconduct Training initiative.

Learn more

To discuss your data needs or to learn more, please contact Emily Melcher at emelcher@umn.edu.