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Clinical Data Literacy Series: Electronic Health Data Basics

May 31, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Are you a researcher, clinician, or student who is interested in research using health care data?

Attend the Electronic Health Data Basics seminar series! These presentations will provide an introduction to research with electronic health care data – how it is generated, collected, stored, and analyzed. NC TraCS analysts will be available afterwards for Q&A about your research project.

Learning Objectives
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.

Wednesdays May 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2023

2:30-4:00pm (in-person (219 Brinkhous-Bullitt) or Zoom)

4:00-4:30pm office hours Q&A with NC TraCS analysts (in-person only at Brinkhous-Bullitt 219)

Week 4: May 31, 2:30-4:00 p.m. | Instructors: Mike Adams & Anna Jojic

Topics covered:

  • 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

For more information:

Click here to register.

Taught by 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)

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May 31, 2023
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Brinkhous-Bullitt Room 219
160 Medical Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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