Clinical terminology support for a national ambulatory practice outcomes research network.

Thomas N. Ricciardi, Michael Lieberman, Michael G. Kahn, F. E. Masarie

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Abstract

The Medical Quality Improvement Consortium (MQIC) is a nationwide collaboration of 74 healthcare delivery systems, consisting of 3755 clinicians, who contribute de-identified clinical data from the same commercial electronic medical record (EMR) for quality reporting, outcomes research and clinical research in public health and practice benchmarking. Despite the existence of a common, centrally-managed, shared terminology for core concepts (medications, problem lists, observation names), a substantial "back-end" information management process is required to ensure terminology and data harmonization for creating multi-facility clinically-acceptable queries and comparable results. We describe the information architecture created to support terminology harmonization across this data-sharing consortium and discuss the implications for large scale data sharing envisioned by proponents for the national adoption of ambulatory EMR systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)629-633
Number of pages5
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Information Dissemination
Electronic Health Records
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Public Health Practice
Delivery of Health Care
Benchmarking
Information Management
Quality Improvement
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Clinical terminology support for a national ambulatory practice outcomes research network. / Ricciardi, Thomas N.; Lieberman, Michael; Kahn, Michael G.; Masarie, F. E.

In: AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium, 2005, p. 629-633.

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