Electronic Health Records or EHRs are kept to help the health sectors function properly and without any hindrance. Now, many sponsors are trying to get more from the EHRs. The usage of Electronic Health Records in Real-World Evidence is growing more than for clinical work. If this is to be understood more simply, the data that EHR collects about a patient stays for a longer period of time which makes us understand how the medicines that the patient has been prescribed are working. This helps in treating other patients as well.
It is to be noted that the collection of HER data by the sponsors should be of high quality and standard, otherwise it is of no use. The data must be valid, integral and reliable. This would create better results even if the work is not for medicinal purposes. While collecting the data, it must be a norm to take care of the standard of data being collected. The process of CDM or Clinical Data Management is used to determine what type of data is being collected. This process looks after the data type, its standard and how it could be used for final results. The process of Clinical Data Collection or CDM is typically used to determine the results of the analysis, mainly statistical. It is far different from clinical research and trials. The process of CDM usually provides with good research results.
The future of the EHR data mainly is on the ability to decipher the data properly. Needless to mention, the data needs to be reliable and of good quality to be able to research it. But, once the research or is in motion or is done, more about the medical world can be known and more techniques of better treatment would see the light of the day.