What You Should Know:
– Vibrent Health today announced the integration of EHRs into its Digital Health Solutions Platform, enabling health researchers to immediately access a wealth of data – such as diagnoses, treatments, medications and lab results – that can provide a fuller, more accurate picture of a research participant’s health than data collected manually by researchers.
– Vibrent Health supports leading FHIR-enabled EHR vendors such as Epic and Cerner to ensure that their systems are seamlessly interoperable with the DHS Platform.
Why It Matters
The benefits of using EHR data for clinical research are numerous. From streamlining research processes to reducing transcription errors to enhanced medication safety, improving data quality and acquisition in research studies offers the potential to bring new therapies to patients sooner and at a lower cost.
EHR Integration Enabling Researchers Access to Wealth of Data
Vibrent Health developed its EHR integration tools to support the National Institutes of Health’s 10- year, million-person All of Us Research Program, for which Vibrent Health serves as the Participant Technology Systems Center.
When a health research participant consents to sharing their EHR for research, Vibrent Health’s EHR tools enable researchers to access a wealth of health data via the DHS Platform. This data can include information about diagnoses, treatments, medications, lab results, and other health-related information that can provide a fuller and more accurate picture of a research participant’s health than data collected by researchers manually.
“Our platform’s EHR integration is built using the emerging standard of HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) to give researchers the ability to access clinical records of various participants and combine that data with other data sources,” said Vibrent Health CEO Praduman “PJ” Jain. “Reusing data collected from participants’ clinical visits to health care providers helps to improve patient participation and provides the real-world evidence needed to accelerate health research.”