Electronic Data Methods Forum Supplement

EDM Forum Focuses on Lessons Learned Using Electronic Data  

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is pleased to announce the release of the Electronic Data Methods Forum's (EDM’s) second special supplement with Medical Care: The Electronic Data Methods Forum 2013: Advancing the National Dialogue on Use of Electronic Clinical Data to Improve Patient Care and Outcomes. The supplement features thirteen papers highlighting challenges and successes using electronic health records for comparative effectiveness research (CER), standardizing terminologies in adherence, protecting patient privacy, and improving synergy between research and clinical care. 

AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program established the EDM Forum to advance the national dialog on use of electronic clinical data to conduct CER, improve quality and develop clinical decision support systems.

Select to access the supplement: http://journals.lww.com/lww-medicalcare/toc/2013/08001.