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Thursday, November 29 • 10:00am - 11:30am
G-08 - Calculating Clinical Markers in the EMR

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Medical practices of even a modest size require staff devoted solely to data collection and management. At Fenway Health, where there are over 1,800 HIV patients, a dedicated team monitors data collection, makes improvements to the EMR and prepares data for reporting. Fenway Health has been using an EMR system since 1997 and experience has helped them recognize the potential to improve quality of care, provide timely clinical information and perform sophisticated calculations not otherwise possible on paper. From the medical perspective, it is important to provide the treating physician with access to the most current scientific and validated and measures available. At Fenway Health, we have programmed a number of clinical measures into our EMR. One example is the FIB-4 score, which is an inexpensive and accurate marker of fibrosis in HIV and HCV co-infected patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the demands, needs, and expectations of key stakeholders (data team, providers, patients).
  • Understand the key considerations and issues when integrating measures into the electronic medical record systems.
  • Understand how integrating multiple measures can improve clinical outcomes and client-level reporting.


Chris Grasso

Associate Director of Health Informatics and Data Services, Fenway Community Health Center
Chris Grasso is the Associate Director of Health Informatics and Data Services at Fenway Community Health Center. She earned her Masters of Public Health Degree from Boston University in 2000. As Associate Director, she manages a team who is responsible for database development, data... Read More →

Thursday November 29, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am EST
Delaware B

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