Electronic Health Records Data and Metadata: Challenges for Big Data in the United States.

@article{Sweet2013ElectronicHR,
  title={Electronic Health Records Data and Metadata: Challenges for Big Data in the United States.},
  author={Lauren E Sweet and Heather Lea Moulaison},
  journal={Big data},
  year={2013},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={245-51}
}
This article, written by researchers studying metadata and standards, represents a fresh perspective on the challenges of electronic health records (EHRs) and serves as a primer for big data researchers new to health-related issues. Primarily, we argue for the importance of the systematic adoption of standards in EHR data and metadata as a way of promoting big data research and benefiting patients. EHRs have the potential to include a vast amount of longitudinal health data, and metadata… CONTINUE READING