New framework based on HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) gives standards-based access to EHR data to accelerate clinical research and digital trials
FAIRFAX, Va., January 11, 2021 — Vibrent Health, a health technology startup powering the future of precision health research, announced integration of electronic health record (EHR) data into its Digital Health Solutions Platform, a platform that enables collection of health data from broad sources including biospecimen, genomics, environment, lifestyle and behavior, and wearable device data for clinical research and trials. Vibrent Health partners with leading EHR vendors to ensure that their systems were seamlessly interoperable with the DHS Platform using HL7 FHIR standard.
“EHR data provides a valuable asset to health researchers,” explained Mark Begale, vice president, Vibrent Health. “It provides critical missing pieces to clinical and cohort researchers looking to understand the holistic health of their research participants.”
The EHR integration tool has already been deployed as part of the Vibrent Digital Health Platform. It is ready for use by large and small cohort research studies for longitudinal data collection for those participants who have authorized access to their EHR.
When a health research participant consents to sharing their EHR for research, Vibrent Health’s EHR tool enables researchers to access a wealth of health data via the DHS Platform. This medical history can include information about illness, treatments, medications, lab results and other health-related information that can provide a more comprehensive and accurate picture of a research participant’s health than data that is collected by many researchers today.
“Our platform’s EHR integration is built using emerging standard of HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) to give researchers the ability to clinical records of various participants and combine with other data sources,” says Vibrent Health CEO Praduman “PJ” Jain. “Reusing health data streamlines clinical research to reduce transcription errors, improve research protocols and patient participation and provide the real-world evidence needed to accelerate health research and enhance drug safety and early identification.”
EHR data used in health research can provide the necessary information that researchers need to inform the outcome of their research. Access to EHR data provides a critical foundation to informing patient safety, research and treatment efficacy, patient-centered outcomes, timeliness, efficiency and equity.
“Integration with EHR enables researchers to get access to information that may have been impossible to collect in the past. Our EHR integration engine represents one more tool we provide that could be the key to researchers making scientific discoveries,” says Begale.
About Vibrent Health
Vibrent Health develops digital health technology and research tools for health organizations, researchers and research participants. Powering the next generation of precision medicine, Vibrent’s scalable technology platform for individual and population health provides actionable insights to help accelerate medical discoveries. Vibrent Health is proud to serve, since 2017, as the Participant Technology Systems Center for the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program, which aims to collect health data from one million or more people to support a wide variety of research studies. To learn more, visit vibrenthealth.com.
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