Using Electronic Health Records for Health Services Research

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Date Developed: 02/17/2015. Source: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Office of Epidemiology and Research. Presenter(s): Wilson Pace MD, FAAFP; Richard "Mort" Wasserman, MD; Alex Fiks, MD, MSCE. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Advanced. Length: 90 minutes.


This webinar introduces the CER2 (Comparative Effectiveness Research through Collaborative Electronic Reporting) project, which is intended to be a resource to the pediatric research community for epidemiological, comparative effectiveness, and health services research. Topics include electronic health records, psychotropic medication, and data issues.

Learning Objectives

• Understand the progress and evolution of pediatric Electronic Health Records (EHR) through nationwide Comparative Effective Research Through Collaborative Electronic Reporting (CER2) project.

• Describe how to utilize the different types of EHR data available in CER2

in conducting health services research.

• Learn how non-CER2 researchers can potentially utilize CER2

data for pediatric health services research.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.