Electronic Health Record (EHR) Research Workshop

+ Mini Pilot Award RFA!

April 1, 2022

This interactive 3-part workshop will introduce participants to using electronic health record (EHR) data for their research. Each session will be a combination of didactic instruction and interactive focus work. This mini-course is open to any Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist faculty member, trainee, or staff member interested in pursuing EHR-based research; junior faculty are especially encouraged to attend. 


Session 1: EHR data basics in research – led by Dr. Kristina Lewis

JUNE 14th, 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM

This session will cover:

·       EHR basics / Introduction to working with EHR data – pros, cons and key differences from traditional “research grade” data

·       Participants will learn about the potential for EHR related research through the presentation of a successful project conducted by our own investigators (Presentation by Dr. Michael Bancks and Dr. Joseph Rigdon)

Participants will be asked to create and submit project ideas by June 24th


Session 2: Accessing EHR data for research – led by Dr. Brian Wells

JUNE 28th, 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM

This session will cover:

·       An overview of Wake Forest’s data resources

·       IRB requirements for EHR-based research

·       Requesting data extraction through the CTSI

·       Whole class workshop on specific research questions


Session 3: Clinical applications and innovations in EHR data research – led by Dr. Alysha Taxter 

JULY 12th, 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM 

This session will cover:

·       Clinical application and innovation in EHR data research

·       Presentation by Dr. Kimberly Montez

·       Brief Q&A (covers the whole course)

·       Review of the mini-pilot application

·       Participants will prepare a pilot grant application to fund their research


Following completion of the workshop, at least 1 mini-pilot award will be given to one of the project ideas originating from the course. The small pilots (up to $3,000 each) will cover project costs.


Register Now!  See RFA


Questions? Contact Laya at lmohan@wakehealth.edu