Horizon Scan of Electronic Health Record Databases

Project Title Horizon Scan of Electronic Health Record Databases
Date Posted
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Status
In progress
Description

The purpose of this project is to develop and implement a horizon scan and series of interviews to: (1) identify electronic health record (EHR) sources and registries; and (2) conduct initial feasibility assessment of these potential partners for enhancing the Sentinel System. 

This specific project will involve three phases: (1) literature review and environmental scan; (2) interviews with representatives of the most promising data sources identified; and (3) presentations by selected EHR representatives to workgroup members.

The horizon scan will ensure a thorough search of U.S. EHR resources with a particular focus on identifying and evaluating potential sources of data on pediatric, cancer, and pregnancy/birth outcomes, as well as cause of death data. Furthermore, the horizon scan will consider EHR data sources that will be useful to address questions related to future COVID-like outbreaks. 

Workgroup Leader(s)

Joshua Gagne, PharmD, ScD; Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Jeffery Brown, PhD; Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Workgroup Members

Keith Marsolo, PhD; Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC

Michael Matheny, MD, MS, MPH; Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Nashville, TN

Shamika More, MS; Sebastian Schneeweiss, MD, ScD; Winnie Ho, BA; Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

David Carrell, PhD; Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA

Adee Kennedy, MS, MPH; Jennifer Lyons, PhD; Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Robert Ball, MD, MPH; Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD 

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