Still Thinking Research: Strategies to Advance the Use of Electronic Health Records to Bridge Patient Care and Research

Published: September 2011
In a follow-up to our 2005 analysis Think Research, we found that health IT infrastructure as it exists today is still falling short of its potential to increase understanding of disease progression and advance biomedical innovation. This report spotlights models that have integrated research capacity into the health IT framework and yielded favorable patient outcomes. These tangible examples, along with insights gleaned from leaders in healthcare, clinical research, and IT, provided us with a framework for presenting recommendations for action.