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2012 HSR&D/QUERI National Conference Abstract

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2012 National Meeting

2038 — Using CAPRI and VistAWeb to Augment VA National Datasets in VA Health Services Research

Whittier EStevens J, and Browning M, Hines VAH/VIReC; Williams L, Roudebush VAMC/Stroke QUERI; Hynes D, Hines VAH/VIReC and CMC3;

Workshop Objectives:
This workshop will describe research uses of Compensation and Pension Records Interchange (CAPRI) and VistAWeb. Specific focus will be: (1) To provide attendees with an overview of CAPRI and VistAWeb, highlighting their value as a means for primary data collection from electronic health records; (2) To present examples from two research projects that used CAPRI and/or VistAWeb for data capture; and (3) To provide a forum for discussion of how researchers might use CAPRI and VistAWeb in their own research.

This 90-minute workshop will comprise two sections. The first section will be a 60-minute presentation of work completed by VIReC, and two research projects that have used CAPRI/VistAWeb for critical aspects of their studies. The VIReC presentation will describe the two modes of access to national electronic health records and how to get started using both of them. The first research presentation will describe the use of VistAWeb for primary data collection in Stroke QUERI projects. The second research presentation will describe the use of CAPRI and VistAWeb in a database study examining the management of anemia in cancer patients using erythropoiesis-stimulating agents. The last 30 minutes of the workshop will focus on attendees’ research interests and ways they might consider using CAPRI and VistAWeb.

Target Audience:
This workshop is aimed at researchers and clinicians with interest in and need to augment national datasets with national electronic chart reviews using CAPRI and VistAWeb.

Assumed Audience Familiarity with Topic:
No prior knowledge of using CAPRI or VistAWeb is required. The goal of this workshop is to introduce new users to national access of electronic health records provided by CAPRI and VistAWeb and to highlight some of the critical ways this access has been used in health services research.

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