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Focus Areas

Data Modernization

Delivering reliable, robust, and innovative solutions to meet our clients’ data modernization needs

As our digital world grows, the needs and challenges for modernizing and securing data systems, leveraging technical innovation, and unlocking the potential of scientific data are paramount.

Clients rely on RTI’s fit-for-purpose solutions to harness real-world data for evidence-based decision making, to promote data modernization and FAIR data principles, and to prepare for epidemics and manage public health emergencies.  

Our goals are to improve the movement and use of data by enabling technology and to support decision making or effective mission implementation throughout the data lifecycle. These are critical priorities for our clients.

Health Information Technology

RTI’s nonprofit mission aligns with federal health agency priorities. We partner with our clients to develop solutions that address specific needs and resources. We bring a data governance perspective, addressing data standardization, harmonization, interoperability, security, access, and sustainability. Our fusion of scientific research, IT expertise, broad technical capacity, technical innovation, and client-centered technical approach helps solve complex challenges.

We cultivate innovation by focusing resources on the leading edge to better serve our clients. Our client-centered technical approach and world-class quality management system assure federal agencies of effective health IT services. We use proven frameworks and innovative RTI tools that span the implementation and support of information systems for biomedical research, health sciences, and health care.

Unlocking the Potential of Biomedical Data

Our systems experts and multi-disciplinary research teams collaborate to support large NIH data coordinating centers, such as the Administrative Coordinating Center for ACTIV Integration of Host-targeting Therapies for COVID19–CONNECTS, the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Data Analysis Center, and the NHLBI BioData Catalyst.

  • CONNECTS is a unique program that enables adaptive trials across multiple networks to test interventions simultaneously to address the COVID-19 pandemic, with assistance from the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translation Research. RTI supports health informatics, computing, IT service management, and programmatic expertise while dynamically partnering with NIH to address emerging public health issues.
  • To help researchers understand the effects of environmental exposures on child health and development in over 50,000 participants, we designed and built FIPS Moderate hybrid cloud environments for the secure, scalable, high-performance computing to host, analyze and control access to data.
  • As the co-leader of the NHLBI BioData Catalyst coordinating center, we manage a consortium of software development teams working on a cloud-based platform that is democratizing research by making it easier for all researchers, including under resourced groups, to perform complex analysis on precision medicine and COVID-19 data.  
  • On the SAMHSA Performance Accountability and Reporting System (SPARS), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) partnered with RTI to integrate, modernize, and migrate their legacy systems to a federally compliant cloud environment.
White tablets on a table in front of a prescription bottle.
White tablets on a table in front of a prescription bottle.

Modernizing and Migrating Systems

On the SAMHSA Performance Accountability and Reporting System (SPARS), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) partnered with RTI to integrate, modernize, and migrate their legacy systems to a federally compliant cloud environment.

RTI Tech Talk Webinar Series

What does the future of data look like? How is your data collected, where is it going, and what can it help you achieve?

Discover evidence-based best practices to help you better collect, manage, analyze, disseminate, and leverage your data and findings to create value. View the upcoming webinars in our monthly RTI Tech Talk Webinar Series to see how you can improve the movement and use of your data throughout the data lifecycle.

Data Analysis for Research: Groundbreaking Tools and Technical Innovations

As organizations continue to grow and adapt, research and data grows with them, making privacy and security around data collection and analysis a top-line priority. Of equal importance is ensuring data is being used ethically and consciously to have an impact on the greater public good. To address the challenges of data analysis in research, you need best-in-class tools.  

We approach information technology (IT), data service, and innovation with the aim of delivering revolutionary services and solutions quickly across industries to help our clients achieve mission critical goals.