Analysis of clinical variations in asthma care documented in electronic health records between staff and resident physicians

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Abstract

Clinical documentation using free text to describe a patient's medical status is an essential component of electronic health records (EHRs), and the quality of information in documents plays a critical role in clinical practice and translational research. Physicians are the primary creators of EHRs, but their clinical practices vary substantially, resulting in variations in clinical documentation. These variations can represent a source for potential bias in clinical outcomes and downstream applications using EHRs. Asthma is one example, presenting an inconsistent ascertainment process and criteria. A recent study revealed that resident physicians' knowledge of asthma diagnosis and management is relatively limited. In this study, we examined clinical documentation variations in asthma care between staff and resident physicians using individual words, topics, and asthma-related concepts in EHR clinical narratives. Additionally, we discuss potential biases in building an informatics model and further compare asthma diagnosis and outcomes between two physician groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2017
Subtitle of host publicationPrecision Healthcare through Informatics - Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Pages1170-1174
Number of pages5
Volume245
ISBN (Electronic)9781614998297
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event16th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics: Precision Healthcare through Informatics, MedInfo 2017 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: Aug 21 2017Aug 25 2017

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume245
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other16th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics: Precision Healthcare through Informatics, MedInfo 2017
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period8/21/178/25/17

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Electronic Health Records
Asthma
Health
Physicians
Documentation
Informatics
Translational Medical Research

Keywords

  • Asthma
  • Documentation
  • Electronic health records

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Sohn, S., Wi, C. I., Juhn, Y. J., & Liu, H. D. (2017). Analysis of clinical variations in asthma care documented in electronic health records between staff and resident physicians. In MEDINFO 2017: Precision Healthcare through Informatics - Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (Vol. 245, pp. 1170-1174). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 245). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-830-3-1170

Analysis of clinical variations in asthma care documented in electronic health records between staff and resident physicians. / Sohn, Sunghwan; Wi, Chung Il; Juhn, Young J; Liu, Hongfang D.

MEDINFO 2017: Precision Healthcare through Informatics - Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics. Vol. 245 IOS Press, 2017. p. 1170-1174 (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 245).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sohn, S, Wi, CI, Juhn, YJ & Liu, HD 2017, Analysis of clinical variations in asthma care documented in electronic health records between staff and resident physicians. in MEDINFO 2017: Precision Healthcare through Informatics - Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics. vol. 245, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 245, IOS Press, pp. 1170-1174, 16th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics: Precision Healthcare through Informatics, MedInfo 2017, Hangzhou, China, 8/21/17. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-830-3-1170
Sohn S, Wi CI, Juhn YJ, Liu HD. Analysis of clinical variations in asthma care documented in electronic health records between staff and resident physicians. In MEDINFO 2017: Precision Healthcare through Informatics - Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics. Vol. 245. IOS Press. 2017. p. 1170-1174. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics). https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-830-3-1170
Sohn, Sunghwan ; Wi, Chung Il ; Juhn, Young J ; Liu, Hongfang D. / Analysis of clinical variations in asthma care documented in electronic health records between staff and resident physicians. MEDINFO 2017: Precision Healthcare through Informatics - Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics. Vol. 245 IOS Press, 2017. pp. 1170-1174 (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics).
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