WK 7: Supporting high quality research using electronic health data from multiple GP software systems

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Daniel Dedman, Helen Strongman, Helen Booth, Rachael Williams
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Facilitators: Daniel Dedman, Helen Strongman, Helen Booth and Rachael Williams Clinical Practice Research Datalink

Electronic healthcare records (EHR) are increasingly used in epidemiological studies and to support screening, recruitment and data collection for real-world clinical trials. This presents a huge opportunity for primary care research, but also challenges related to the variability in data collected from different GP software systems. The aim of this workshop is to identify areas where data collection differs between software systems and to generate research questions that will enable better understanding of how to overcome these differences. The output of this workshop will be used to support researchers to deliver high quality and robust evidence based on routinely collected EHR data from multiple sources.  

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Helen Booth