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Case report from the EHR4CR project—A European survey on electronic health records systems for clinical research

Kalra, D; Schmidt, A; Potts, HWW; Dupont, D; Sundgren, M; De Moor, G; EHR4CR Research Consortium,; (2011) Case report from the EHR4CR project—A European survey on electronic health records systems for clinical research. iHealth Connections , 1 (2) 108 - 113.

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Abstract

Objective: The Electronic Health Records for Clinical Research (EHR4CR) project aims to deliver a new technological platform and business model to enable the re-use of patient information from electronic health records (EHRs) for clinical research in Europe. An EU electronic survey (e-survey) was conducted to identify opportunities and issues pertaining to the development and implementation of cost-effective EHR4CR clinical services. Methods: The EU e-survey was conducted in two waves: with participating stakeholders from the public and private sectors involved in the EHR4CR consortium, and with non-participating informed stakeholders. Results: The results confirm a high interest in re-using EHR data for clinical research with the objective of optimizing drug development efficiency and access to innovative medicines in Europe. Key challenges include privacy protection, systems interoperability, patient acceptance, and ethical considerations. Conclusions: The re-use of EHR data for clinical research represents a unique opportunity. This survey highlights the importance for the EHR4CR platform and business model to address the respective needs and incentives of relevant stakeholders to provide sustainable EHR4CR solutions in Europe.

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Title:Case report from the EHR4CR project—A European survey on electronic health records systems for clinical research
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UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care > CHIME

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