Use of Electronic Health Records in Clinical Research

Track: Regulatory Science and Translational Methods

Session Number: 1017
Date: Thu, Apr 20th, 2017
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM


The use of Electronic Health Record data to conduct clinical research has greatly increased due to national emphasis areas such as comparative effectiveness research and initiatives such as the Health Information Technology Act (HITECH) which included incentives for the "meaningful use" of EHRs. In this presentation, we focus on key technical, regulatory, and statistical considerations when using the EHR for clinical research. Key technical considerations include: a) identifying research participants; b) expanding data collection; c) integration of data from multiple sources, d) standardizing data, and e) evaluating the quality of integrated data. Key statistical considerations include: a) bias considerations in sample selection; b) measurement and misclassification issues; c) missing data; and d) effect size vs statistical significance in large studies.
Session Type: Lecture

Discipline: None
Session Type: Lecture

Discipline: None


Susan Perkins, PhD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Speaker 1
Paul Harris, PhD
Vanderbilt University
Speaker 2
Brian J Wells, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Translational Science Institute
Wake Forest Clinical and Translational Science Institute