Using Electronic Health Record Data to Improve Community Health Assessment

Brian E. Dixon, Jian Frank Zou, Karen F. Comer, Marc Rosenman, Jennifer L. Craig & P. Gibson
Background: Community health assessments assist health departments in identifying health needs as well as disparities, and they enable linking of needs with available interventions. Electronic health record (EHR) systems possess growing volumes of clinical and administrative data, making them a valuable source of data for ongoing community health assessment. Purpose: To produce population health indicators using data from EHR systems that could be combined and visually displayed alongside social determinants data, and to provide data...
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