|Standardized Clinical Queries||Algorithm Project||Value of Consistent Clinical Data|
|NOTE: All queries are tested and validated prior to release. However, changes that take place after the queries are released may affect how accurate they are. Such changes could include EMR software updates, new medications, and changes to standard clinical definitions. They may result in false positives, that is, patients being flagged who do not have the specified condition. They may also result in false negatives, that is, patients not being flagged who do have the condition. Queries are also limited by the quality of your EMR data. Please exercise judgement when using them, as they are meant to support and complement a chart review, not to replace it.|
Standard Clinical QueriesStandardized queries are used to consistently identify patients in your EMR. QIDS Specialists have developed the following queries and are sharing them with teams that do not have patient lists for specified conditions. These queries are presented for your consideration and will be subsequently reviewed by the EMR Data Management committee.
Algorithm ProjectThe Algorithm Project team is a small group of QIDS Specialists whose goal is to develop, test, and deploy standard EMR queries. With the aim to enhance the ability of all teams to extract and analyze EMR data in order to facilitate data clean-up initiatives and to support conversations about improvement.
The list below links the chronic conditions listed above, for which EMR queries have already been developed, as well as for several other chronic conditions for which standardized case definitions are available. Links in the table will direct you to the queries (where available) and the sources of the case definitions.
What is the value of consistent clinical data?
By having consistent clinical data in your EMR, you can empower your team to:
- Run consistent searches for multiple disease conditions across multiple EMRs.
- Easily and consistently identify correct patients not previously identified as having these conditions.
- Offer early treatment, hopefully mitigating disease progression.
- Improve patient outcomes.
- Reduce costs to the healthcare system.