EHR Medical Records Matched with DNA Used to Define and Research Disease and Aging

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Kaiser Permanente in California was a bit ahead of the game, but through members agreeing to donate their DNA a few years ago, they now have a massive data base to studyand all of this would not be possible without the use of their medical records system.  Continue reading: EHR Medical Records Matched with DNA Used to Define and Research Disease and Aging

New Interoperability Standards For EHR Use In Clinical Research

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There is great focus on how EHRs will change the face of medicine, but what about clinical research? It’s important to understand how EHRs may be used in research, and how this interoperability will stand to meet clinical research requirements and regulations. Health Level Seven (HL7), the global authority for interoperability and standards in healthcare IT, has published the first American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved profile that specifies the functional requirements for regulated clinical research in an electronic health record system.

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