Revolutionizing COVID-19 research: An EHR-enabled Learning Health Network

July 23, 2020
Free for AMIA members and non-members.
Ann Marie Navar, MD, PhD; Eric Peterson, MD, MPH

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the urgent need for EHR data access for clinical researchers to understand disease trends and identify potential therapies. However, significant concerns have been raised about data quality and protection of human subjects, and many researchers are unable to access the data they need to answer the most important epidemiologic questions. In this webinar Drs. Navar and Peterson will present an overview of the efforts Cerner has taken to promote EHR data sharing to support COVID-19 research as part of a broader effort to use EHR data for clinical research, the Learning Health Network. They will also describe their work to build an EHR-enabled Learning Health Network to streamline clinical research conducted across multiple institutions.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the learner should be better able to:

  • Discuss challenges in using EHR data for research and current solutions for data harmonization
  • Describe how the cloud can be used to host research data while protecting human subjects
  • Assess opportunities for EHR data to support COVID-19 research

Speaker Information

Ann Marie Navar MD, PhD
Strategic Advisor, Cerner Corporation
Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute

Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH
Strategic Advisor, Cerner Corporation
Professor of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute

Dr. Ann Marie Navar is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Duke University and cardiovascular disease prevention researcher at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). She also serves as a strategic advisor to Cerner Corporation for research strategy. Her research focuses on blood pressure and cholesterol lowering, implementation science, patient risk communication, risk prediction, real-world datasets and EHR-enabled research. She is an associate editor at JAMA-Cardiology and a board member of the American Society of Preventive Cardiology.  

Dr. Eric Peterson is the Fred Cobb, Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, a DukeMed Scholar and the former Executive Director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). Dr. Peterson is a recognized leader in outcomes and quality research, with over 1200 peer-reviewed publications in the field. He is the PI of the Data Coordinating Centers’ for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Cardiac Surgery Database, the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiac Database (ACC-NCDR) and the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines Database (AHA GWTG). Dr. Peterson participates on multiple national committees, as well as CV guideline and performance measure development groups. Dr. Peterson is also a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), the Association of American Physicians (AAP) and the Association of University Cardiologists (AUC). Dr. Peterson received the American Heart Association Meritorious Achievement, the Distinguished Achievement and the Lifetime Achievement in Research Awards. He has been noted to be one of the world's top 1% cited researchers. He is also a Contributing Editor on the Journal of the American Medical Association (AMA).

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This webinar sponsored by Cerner.