Revolutionizing research: An EHR-enabled Learning Health Network

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

Widespread adoption of the EHR has led to a proliferation of the quantity of digitized health care data, but these data have not always translated into improved data quality. Despite increasing interest in using “real-world data” to power clinical research, most clinical trials and research protocols still rely on time-intensive, manual data entry. The power of the EHR remains largely untapped in clinical research. In this webinar, Dr. Ann Marie Navar and Dr. Eric Peterson, researchers at the Duke Clinical Research Institute and strategic advisors to Cerner Corp., will present an overview of their research using EHR data from multiple, connected health systems. They will also present their work with Cerner to build an EHR-enabled network to streamline clinical research conducted across multiple institutions, the Learning Health Network. 


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 patient privacy
  • Assess opportunities for EHR data linkages to improve data capture


Speaker Information

Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC
Fred Cobb, MD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Duke Clinical Research Institute

Ann Marie Navar MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Duke University School of Medicine

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).

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.  

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This webinar sponsored by Cerner.