Informatics, the Electronic Health Record, and the Chiropractic Profession
Includes a Live Event on 11/07/2019 at 1:00 PM (EST)
In this presentation by Dr. Brian C. Coleman, DC, we seek to describe the importance of biomedical informatics as applied to the chiropractic profession, namely through the use of the electronic health record (EHR). We introduce the field of biomedical informatics, and subfields of clinical informatics and public health informatics, as they relate to the chiropractic profession. We discuss the types of data collected in the EHR, uses of these data in informatics applications, and the current state of the chiropractic profession with respect to EHR data. We identify the use and significance of informatics and EHR data as a vehicle for improving the chiropractic profession in three fields (academic training, clinical practice, and research) through health information exchange, data-driven quality improvement, and increased opportunity for interfacing and integration with other healthcare professionals.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
1. Identify introductory concepts of informatics and the electronic health record as related to clinical care and public health.
2. Explain the current state of large-scale data in the chiropractic profession.
3. Identify opportunities for improvement in data-driven decision making and application to clinical care and research at multiple stakeholder levels.