Collaborative Pushes for EHR Data Use in Clinical Research

May 31, 2011 No Comments

SOURCE:  FierceHealthIT

Electronic health record systems are not designed to generate data for clinical research, and providers engaged in clinical trials may be using a number of different, incompatible EHRs. Yet a high-powered consortium of medical research centers, pharmaceutical companies, medical advocacy groups and health IT organizations is trying to find ways to overcome these and other obstacles so that electronic patient data can be mined for research purposes.

Known as the Partnership to Advance Clinical Electronic Research, or PACeR, the year-old collaborative recently completed Phase 1 of its initiative to create a clinical research network in New York using EHR data. PACeR aims to use the data to identify candidates for clinical trials more efficiently, and to improve protocol modeling and data

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