Obtaining IHIS Access for Research
The College of Medicine Office of Research in collaboration with The Ohio State University Health System has developed a defined process for granting access to the electronic health record, IHIS (Integrated Healthcare Information System), for research purposes. This process creates uniformity in the approval of access to protected health information (PHI) for research purposes and promotes compliance with regulations and institutional policies.
Please contact Kate Smith (Kathleen.Smith@osumc.edu) with any questions.
Download step-by-step instructions for submitting an eServices request if you are a researcher associated with OSUWMC.
Overview of Approval Process
The Health Information System Access Review Committee (HISARC) is responsible for the review and approval of IHIS access for research purposes. Download the infographic or read below to overview the process.
- eServices ticket entered to request IHIS access for research
- College of Medicine Office of Research notified of request
- HISARC reviews request and verifies completion of compliance requirements
- Requestor provides additional information
- HISARC recommends security access template
- Information security notified of access level approved
- Information security confirms completion of training
- User account is activated
- Requester is notified of status
How to Request IHIS Access for Research Purposes
Items needed before submission of request
Research access levels for IHIS
Guidelines for Research Access to the Electronic Health Record
Additional Information for OSU Researchers Not Associated with OSUWMC
How to request electronic health record access for research monitors and auditors
Helpful tips and links