Paul A. Harris, PhD
Director, Office of Research Informatics
Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics, and Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Playing with FHIR–Innovative Use Cases for the New REDCap EHR Integration Module
Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources; FHIR; Data interoperability; Electronic health record; EHR; Electronic data capture; Clinical data; Research informatics
- REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a robust, web-based data exchange platform developed at Vanderbilt to assist the research community in implementation efforts.
- The REDCap consortium has more than a million users. The platform is available at no cost to academic, nonprofit, and government organizations who join the consortium.
- Innovative use cases are being conducted with REDCap and an Epic EHR system to increase data flow and remove dependency on a data warehouse.
How can we harmonize the REDCap approach with PCORnet’s common data model (CDM)?
FHIR is an HL7 standard for exchanging healthcare information electronically. Another use case integrates FHIR to democratize EHR extraction methods to improve efficiency in multisite clinical data collection.
How can researchers manage many-to-one mapping; for example, if the electronic case report form (CRF) has one field value but there are many values in the record?
Read more about the REDCap project.