Posts Tagged ‘secondary use’

Editorial on Secondary Use of EMR Data

December 2, 2010

As a follow up to the recent article on the Cleveland Clinic Chronic Kidney Disease Registry, there is now an accompanying editorial by William Hersch of Oregon Health Sciences University titled: Electronic Health Records Facilitate Development of Disease Registries and More.  He states, “Their study shows that the quality of data in the registry is comparable to that of the data that would come from a much more labor-intensive and expensive process of human abstraction. This registry will be used for quality improvement, clinical research, and other important tasks. ”

He also makes good points about the importance of CPOE in the process as well as the benefits of secondary use or “reuse” of data.

Share this:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • Tumblr
  • StumbleUpon
  • Pinterest
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS