Enhanced access to healthcare utilization data through medical record review: Lessons learned from a community-based, multi-site project

Annette Grape, Mona Wicks, Laurene Tumiel-Berhalter, Elizabeth Sloand, Hyekyun Rhee

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Collecting accurate healthcare utilization (HCU) data on community-based interventions is essential to establishing their clinical effectiveness and cost-related impact. Strategies used to enhance receiving medical records for HCU data extraction in a multi-site longitudinal randomized control trial with urban adolescents are presented. Successful strategies included timely assessment of procedures and practice preferences for access to electronic health records and hardcopy medical charts. Repeated outreach to clinical practice sites to identify and accommodate their preferred procedure for medical record release and flexibility in obtaining chart information helped achieve a 75% success rate in this study. Maintaining participant contact, updating provider information, and continuously evaluating site-specific personnel needs are recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)724-731
Number of pages8
JournalResearch in Nursing and Health
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2021

Keywords

  • community-based studies
  • healthcare utilization data
  • medical record review
  • methodology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Enhanced access to healthcare utilization data through medical record review: Lessons learned from a community-based, multi-site project'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this