Abstract: Participant recruitment for research is a persistent bottleneck that can be improved by leveraging EHRs. Despite
emerging evidence for various EHR-driven approaches, guidance for those attempting to select and use such
approaches is limited. We assessed the literature and engaged domain experts in an iterative manner to inform a
decision-making approach to selection of EHR-driven strategies. Major criteria to consider and a proposed decision matrix will be presented, along with discussion of future directions.

Learning Objective 1: Attendees will understand how we used evidence-based research to identify promising paths for 6 different recruiment strategies and in what situations they are likely to be most effective.

Learning Objective 2 (Optional): Attendees will become familiar with the evidence-based methodology we used to identify promising EHR-based recruitment strategies.


Daniel Hood, Regenstrief Institute
William Barnett (Presenter)
Regenstrief Institute

Peter Embi, Regenstrief Institute

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