Sentinel Medical Chart Review Gap Analysis

Project Title Sentinel Medical Chart Review Gap Analysis
Date Posted
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Status
Complete
Deliverables
Description

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Sentinel Initiative captures and curates electronic healthcare data from health insurers and re-purposes these data to answer regulatory questions. Selective medical chart review is important to assess the performance of claims-based algorithms for identifying conditions of interest, and to validate specific individuals’ exposures and/or health outcomes of interest. The purpose of this project was to assess the Sentinel Initiative’s chart review processes to: 1) identify the major drivers of time and cost needed for completion, 2) describe improvements that have been implemented, and 3) propose recommendations to re-engineer the process to reduce the overall cost, time, and effort needed to complete medical chart reviews.

Workgroup Leader(s)

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

Workgroup Members

Carolyn Balsbaugh MPH; Sandra Feibelmann MPH;  Meighan Rogers Driscoll MPH; Susan Forrow BA; Crystal Garcia MPH; Alison Kawai ScD; Adee Kennedy MS, MPH; Hana Lipowicz MPH; Ella Pestine MPH; Richard Platt MD; Meghan Reidy MPH; Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Michael Nguyen MD; Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, Center for Drug and Evaluation Research, FDA, Silver Spring, MD