The UNC Program on Health and Clinical Informatics (PHCI), NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS), and Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care (PPMH) presented a seminar series in May 2023 that provided an introduction to working with electronic health care data. Each Wednesday from May 10 through May 31, 2023 featured a presentation, followed by Q&A on research projects with NC TraCS analysts.
- Week 1: Understand the basics of how the US health care system generates data and how this data is stored in the EHR.
- Week 2: Describe the code sets used to record health care data.
- Week 3: Recognize the fundamental units of how health care data is organized in the EHR.
- Week 4: Understand how to design a research question for clinical data. Identify resources at UNC that support clinical data research.
Graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and clinicians who are interested in research using clinical data from UNC’s EHR system and the Carolina Data Warehouse
Seminar Recordings and Slides:
May 10, 2023
Instructor: Peter Leese
- Overview of how EHR works and history of EHR as billing system
- How health care data is generated
- Types of data & documentation used in patient care vs. billing
- Structured vs. Non-structured data
- EHR database schemas & OMOP vocabulary
May 17, 2023
May 24, 2023
May 31, 2023
Instructors: Mike Adams & Anna Jojic
- Elements and examples of a well-formed query
- Solicit analytical questions from participants. Instructor models how to write an analytical question in plain English and specify/define all nouns in the query
- How to build a robust query – how do you estimate costs
- Dos and don’ts in clinical data research
- Where to look things up
- Resources for getting started
- How to make the most of your time working with NC TraCS analysts