Journal article

Evaluating the Representativeness of US Centricity Electronic Medical Records With Reports From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Comparative Study on Office Visits and Cardiometabolic Conditions

Olga Montvida, John Epoh Dibato, Sanjoy Paul

JMIR Medical Informatics | JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Electronic medical record (EMR)-based clinical and epidemiological research has dramatically increased over the last decade, although establishing the generalizability of such big databases for conducting epidemiological studies has been an ongoing challenge. To draw meaningful inferences from such studies, it is essential to fully understand the characteristics of the underlying population and potential biases in EMRs. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the generalizability and representativity of the widely used US Centricity Electronic Medical Record (CEMR), a primary and ambulatory care EMR for population health research, using data from the National Ambulatory Medical Car..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Melbourne EpiCentre gratefully acknowledges the support from the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian Government's National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy initiative through Therapeutic Innovation Australia.