The Austrian nationwide EHR system ELGA can contribute valuable data for research due to its high volume of data and broad population coverage. In order to be applicable in international research projects, transformation to a standardized, research-oriented data model such as the OMOP common data model is essential. In this paper we describe our experience with the corresponding transformation task. Using Python scripts, we implemented a prototypical process that extracts, transforms, maps, and loads fully structured sections of ELGA documents to an OMOP database.
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