Volume 1, Issue 3 (2013) Methods for CER, PCOR, and QI Using EHR Data in a Learning Health System
The recent explosion in the availability of data from electronic health records (EHRs) has created many opportunities to conduct research that can gene rate new evidence to determine what works best for whom and under what conditions. However, translating this newly available data into meaningful research findings requires new research methods that address missing data and other data quality issues and analytic strategies that can account for granular temporal or spatial information, among others.
The EDM Forum is now accepting submissions for a special issue of eGEMs, titled, Methods for CER, PCOR, and QI Using EHR Data in a Learning Health System. Dr. Michael Stoto from Georgetown University will serve as a Guest Editor for this special issue, which will share the viewpoints of researchers developing innovative strategies to work with EHR data and develop new approaches for research and quality improvement that can improve patient outcomes.
All manuscripts must be received by June 1, 2013.
- Participate in important and timely discussions about new methods.
- Have confidence papers will be reviewed by a committee of peers with experience working with EHR data.
- Achieve a broad readership enabled by free, open access to publications. Recent published articles have been downloaded more than 600 times!
- Methods for comparative effectiveness research (CER), patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), or quality improvement (QI) studies using EHRs.
- Researcher perspectives on using EHR data for both observational and experimental study designs; of particular interest are submissions focusing on methodological challenges resulting from using these new data sources and lessons learned from facing them.
- Discussion of comparative utility of new or emerging methods. These submissions should analyze the strengths and weaknesses of new methods for particular uses and summarize emerging best practices.
Topics of Interest
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- Michael Stoto, PhD
Department of Health Systems Administration
Submission InstructionsTo submit your manuscript:
- Go to the submission form. (Note: You may be prompted to log-in or create a free account to access the form.)
- When prompted, select the issue type “Special: Methods” on the drop-down menu.
- Complete your submission by filling out the remaining required fields, uploading your document, and clicking 'Submit.'
For formatting and other guidelines, please see Instructions for Authors.