Dr. Hoffman is an expert in EHR data at both the source system and aggregate data. He led the design and development of the first commercial molecular diagnostics solution integrated with an EHR. His research focuses on using massive aggregate de-identified EHR data resources from more than 100 non-affiliated organizations to compare "real world" clinical practice with guidelines and other ideals. For example, his team recently demonstrated that A1c tests are frequently ordered for sickle cell patients. They have also demonstrated over-ordering of opioids for young adults evaluated in the ED for headache. He is also an expert in methods to identify and characterize EHR implementation impacts on "real world data".
Trekking in the Jungle of "Real World Data"
I will describe aspects of working with real world EHR data and will share 3 examples from my research.