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Electronic Health Record Supports Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Research

Electronic Health Record Supports Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Research

A new method of research is becoming more popular in the study of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Most doctors use an electronic health record (EHR) to track patients and their care. Researchers are now using de-identified data from EHR databases to study mesothelioma. Dr. Wheatley-Price’s team encourages the use of real-word evidence to support treatment choices in malignant pleural mesothelioma. How the Database is Built The electronic health record (EHR) has been in use since the 1960s. Some may call it the electronic medical record (EMR). The large majority of hospitals and clinics now use an EHR system to track patients. There are many different types of EHR systems available. The original purpose of the EHR was to allow a third … Continue reading Electronic Health Record Supports Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Research »