Overview of electronic data sharing: why, how, and impact.

Journal Article

Electronic data sharing is a critical, but underappreciated, requirement for modern medical informatics systems. This capability is facilitated by acquisition of structured clinical data, but optimized only if this data is stored and transmitted using standardized representations. Most electronic medical record and clinical trials management systems are poorly suited for data sharing. In the near future, sharing clinical outcome data is likely to become very important, so these capabilities must be improved. In this article, basic concepts of electronic data sharing are reviewed and their use illustrated in a data-sharing project developed to support Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation reporting to a national database.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jones, RB; Reeves, D; Martinez, CS

Published Date

  • December 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 486 - 493

PubMed ID

  • 22976780

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22976780

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1534-6269

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1523-3790

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11912-012-0271-7


  • eng