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By Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI, Co-founder Signet Accel
Practicing medicine today is increasingly reliant on the documentation, retrieval and use of vast amounts of clinical data. We manage medical information with computers, and electronic health records (and the time we spend on them) have become ubiquitous in our practices. The challenge, now, is to use it—fully and responsibly—so we might realize the potential of these rapidly-growing amounts of health data. Our aim is not only to improve care, but also to advance biomedical research and discovery, so that we can take better care of patients both now and into the future. Achieving this requires that we collect, integrate and analyze data, often across sites separated by geography and technology.