Ochsner Health System Data Description

Ochsner Health System Data Description

NIH Collaboratory Distributed Research Network

​Years of data (complete) available in the research dataset ​2011-present

*Partial data is available for years prior to 2011

Total enrollees in research database: All years 1,648,066
​Target enrollees in research database: Most current year 689,630

*Total number of patients with encounters in the year 2017

​Age distribution (%): Most recent year
​0-18 years ​18.99
​19-44 years ​31.96
​45-64 years ​27.79
65+ 21.26
​Data models available ​PCORnet Common Data Model (CDM)
​Health plan/health system description Ochsner Health System is southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system. The Ochsner network of physicians and hospitals includes nine hospitals and 1,400 independent community physicians, in addition to more than 13,000 employees and 850 employed physicians in more than 90 medical specialties and subspecialties. Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans was recently ranked nationally in 9 specialties by the US News and World Report. Ochsner’s mission is to “Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate, and Innovate.”
​Collaboration requirements and additional information ​Interested parties are invited to contact Research Project Manager, Courtney Parke, PhD (courtney.parke@ochsner.org) regarding potential collaborations.
​Research capabilities ​Ochsner is a national leader in medical research with more than 700 ongoing research trials, over 100 dedicated passionate physician researchers, and over 3600 active patients. Research programs at Ochsner are supported by a variety of skilled staff and resources which include:

  • A newly established Clinical Trials Unit designed to support clinical trials of all phases
  • A state-of-the-art Biobank
  • A comprehensive data warehouse containing high-quality data from the health care system
  • Four active research institutes (Institute of Clinical Research, Institute of Translational Research, Center for Nursing Research, Center for Applied Health Services Research)
  • A dedicated team of regulatory, data mining, budget, and contract personnel
  • An ongoing medical training and research partnership with the University of Queensland, Australia


NIH Collaboratory Distributed Research Network (DRN): Ochsner Health System Data Description. In: Rethinking Clinical Trials: A Living Textbook of Pragmatic Clinical Trials. Bethesda, MD: NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory. Available at: https://rethinkingclinicaltrials.org/nih-collaboratory-drn/ochsner/. Updated July 9, 2018.