Electronic Health Record (EHR) Data

Comprehensive real-world data

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) incorporate a wide array of clinical and administrative data to cover all aspects of the patient encounter and are a truly unique source of aggregated, point-of-care health data.  These data include comprehensive clinical records, such as pharmacy, laboratory, registration, and billing data from all patient care locations.

Our EHR database contains information on more than 69 million unique patients and 450 million encounters going back to January of 2000. All admissions, discharges, medication orders, clinical events, laboratory orders, and specimen collections are time-stamped and sequenced to provide detailed insight into patient flow, diagnostic or therapeutic algorithms, and disease progression, which is not typically available in published observational reports.

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Real-world evidence generation

EHR database analyses can be tailored to answer the questions most pertinent to you. Real-world data provide critical insights into current clinical practices, patient outcomes, and healthcare costs, thus helping inform strategic decisions and identify new opportunities. The power of EHR data lies not only in its breadth, but also in how the data can be used.

Source: Cerner Health Facts® data

As an example, researchers can examine outcomes in elderly versus non-elderly cardiac surgery patients or investigate differences in acute infection diagnostic procedures in academic versus community hospitals. Beyond the level of the patient encounter, EHR analytics also enable highly focused longitudinal examinations of trends in clinical practice, disease prevalence, and costs.

Opportunities for EHR data use within your organization

Given its numerous applications, EHR data analytics presents a growing opportunity for life science and healthcare organizations. When effectively leveraged, EHR data can help to modernize the research process, increase the flow of information across business areas, and drive greater organization-wide efficiency.

Secondary uses of EHR data

For more information about how EHR data can support key initiatives within your organization, email us at info@bostonsp.com or contact us here.