As the volume of information in EHR has continued to increase, one of the current challenges is how to find key pieces of information within the EHR. For example if a patient presents to the ED with Chest Pain as chief complaint, key information for that patient related to this chief complaint should be retrieved by the IT system and presented to the clinician for review such as prior ECG's, prior work-ups including any... more »
To foster the IOM recommendation that every healthcare encounter contribute to a learning healthcare system, would clinical practice structured as N-of-1 trials and documented via EHR/EMR provide strong practice-based evidence?
Large medical delivery systems have an abundance of information stored in their EHR systems. What steps are necessary to develop partnerships between NHLBI and medical delivery systems or other agencies such as AHRQ to access these EHR systems, develop a common terminology (if icd 9 and other common codes are ineffective for merging data) and add that data to dbGap for NIH/community use?
What is necessary for Electronic Medical Records / Electronic Health Records (EMR/EHR) to be used more to increase acceptance of clinical practice guidelines?