The Innovation Center was created to attract new data partnerships, engage external investigators to develop new methods, and grow the types of questions that can be addressed in the Sentinel System.
The IC has developed a scientific blueprint for the next five years, named the IC Master Plan. The Master Plan has four key strategic priority areas:
- Data infrastructure
- Feature engineering
- Causal inference
- Detection analytics
The first two priority areas help to establish a query-ready distributed data network containing electronic health records. The second two priorities help develop and evaluate new methods that can be transformed into reusable analytic tools.