Request Types


This documentation references PopMedNet 2021.1 +


PopMedNet User's Guide

Based on version 2021.1 +


Request Types

The system currently supports a number of request types:

  • File Distribution Requests - used to exchange documents between the Portal and DataMarts
  • Menu-Driven Queries (MDQs) - easy-to-use tool that executes against the PCORnet Common Data Model in all supported relational database management systems (RDBMS).  Query returns patient counts based on the set of criteria selected.
  • Modular Program Distribution Requests - used to distribute modular program packages and results between the Portal and DataMarts
  • Queries composed from a number of external applications, such as i2b2, that use a native interface to compose a query and submit it to a PopMedNet network
  • Custom request types: Custom request types contain the elements below. Only administrators at designated network operating centers have the ability to create request types.
    • Workflow: The steps involved in the request
    • Data Model: The network data model it supports
    • Data Adapter Detail: The specific sub-model for a particular network data model. ( For Sentinel summary tables, data model = Sentinel Summary Table, data adapter detail = prevalence, etc)
    • Interface: The interface used by the request; it could be the MDQ interface or standard file distribution.


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