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Next-generation phenotyping of electronic health records.

Research paper by George G Hripcsak, David J DJ Albers

Indexed on: 08 Sep '12Published on: 08 Sep '12Published in: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA



Abstract

The national adoption of electronic health records (EHR) promises to make an unprecedented amount of data available for clinical research, but the data are complex, inaccurate, and frequently missing, and the record reflects complex processes aside from the patient's physiological state. We believe that the path forward requires studying the EHR as an object of interest in itself, and that new models, learning from data, and collaboration will lead to efficient use of the valuable information currently locked in health records.