Secondary Use of Electronic Health Data for Child Health Research: Opportunities and Challenges

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Date Developed: 11/7/2016. Source: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Office of Epidemiology and Research. Presenter(s): Robert Grundmeier, MD. Type: Webinar. Level: Introductory Intermediate. Length: 65 minutes.

Learning Objectives

• Understand the types of data readily available in electronic health records (EHRs) that support child health research activities.

• Recognize the challenges with cleaning and organizing electronic health data before statistical analyses can be performed.

• Gain a practical understanding of how researchers working with the American Academy of Pediatrics are using data from an EHR “supernetwork” to conduct cutting-edge 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.