Volume 1, Issue 3 (2013) Methods for CER, PCOR, and QI Using EHR Data in a Learning Health System
A Message from the Guest Editor
The papers in this special issue only begin to address the methodological developments needed to advance the national dialogue on the use of electronic clinical data (ECD) to conduct comparative effectiveness research and patient centered outcomes research, support quality improvement, and generally to improve outcomes in a learning health care system. These papers offer a beginning snapshot of some critical ideas and innovations shaping the field.
I encourage you to read the papers in this collection and think about whether your organization has developed similar approaches— or radical alternatives—and write about them. You might also try some of the approaches discussed here, and let us know how they work out. We are particularly interested in papers that address key topics raised in prior EDM Forum discussions, including strategies for evaluating and addressing missing data and other data quality issues; analytic strategies that can account for granular temporal or spatial information; and new, rigorous methodological approaches to maximizing the use of “big data” to generate new evidence and determine what works best for whom and under what conditions.
Developing a Fully Integrated Medical Transport Record to Support Comparative Effectiveness Research for Patients Undergoing Medical Transport
Andrew P. Reimer and Elizabeth Madigan
Medical Home Characteristics and Asthma Control: A Prospective, Observational Cohort Study Protocol
Marion R. Sills, Bethany M. Kwan, Barbara P. Yawn, Brian C. Sauer, Diane L. Fairclough, Monica J. Federico, Elizabeth Juarez-Colunga, and Lisa M. Schilling
Estimating Causal Effects in Observational Studies Using Electronic Health Data: Challenges and (some) Solutions
Elizabeth A. Stuart, Eva DuGoff, Michael Abrams, David Salkever, and Donald Steinwachs
Using Multifactorial Experiments For Comparative Effectiveness Research in Physician Practices with Electronic Health Records
Jelena Zurovac Ph.D, M.S.; Lorenzo Moreno Ph.D., M.Sc.; Jesse Crosson Ph.D.; Randall Brown Ph.D.; and Robert Schmitz Ph.D.
Methods for Estimating Kidney Disease Stage Transition Probabilities Using Electronic Medical Records
Lola Luo, Dylan Small, Walter F. Stewart, and Jason A. Roy
Strategies for Handling Missing Data in Electronic Health Record Derived Data
Brian J. Wells, Amy S. Nowacki, Kevin Chagin, and Michael W. Kattan
Validation of Diagnostic and Procedural Codes for Identification of Acute Cardiovascular Events in US Veterans with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Lisa A. Davis, Alyse Mann, Grant W. Cannon, Ted R. Mikuls, Andreas M. Reimold, and Liron Caplan