Moving Toward Standardization in Electronic Health Records and Trials
ACCF/AHA 2011 Key Data Elements and Definitions of a Base Cardiovascular Vocabulary for Electronic Health Records
- Clinical data standards can be utilized for patient management, assessment of outcomes, and conduct of research, whether in randomized trials, observational studies, registries, or quality-improvement initiatives.
- Electronic health records, or EHRs, systematically collect key health information on patients and populations electronically.
- This guidance provides 99 standard definitions and key data elements for common cardiovascular-related terms to be integrated across platforms, ensuring better interoperability.
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