Abstract: The National Center for Health Statistics designed a system to receive structured health care documents from provider groups’ electronic health record systems (EHRs) and then extract usable data from those documents for public health survey purposes. Despite some processing issues, collection of encounter data from EHRs was shown to provide a new way to obtain health care data, and a viable alternative to the current labor-intensive, manual method.
Learning Objective 1: The learner will weigh the benefits and limitations of using Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture documents as a public health data source. Lessons learned from the implementation of a new system to process structured documents as a data source in a new way will be discussed.
Cory Blackwell (Presenter)
National Center for Health Statistics
Katie Palso, National Center for Health Statistics
Alexander Marfo, National Center for Health Statistics
Kristi Eckerson, Karna
Brian Gugerty, National Center for Health Statistics