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Implication of Adopting Standardized Common Data Elements in Health IT Systems of Drug-Abuse Treatment Providers.

Poster presented at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) annual meeting, Hollywood, FL, June 18-23, 2011.

Udi Ghitza, PhD (Center for the Clinical Trials Network, NIDA), Robert Lindblad, MD (EMMES Corporation, CTN Clinical Coordinating Center), Robert E. Gore-Langton, PhD (EMMES Corporation), Steven Sparenborg, PhD (Center for the Clinical Trials Network, NIDA), Betty Tai, PhD (Center for the Clinical Trials Network, NIDA).

There is an urgent need within the substance-use-disorders (SUD) treatment field to develop and implement consensus-based common core data elements (CDEs) with standardized vocabularies relevant to drug addiction treatment that could be incorporated and widely adopted into harmonized electronic medical record systems (EMRs). This will benefit patients by improving the quality of care and will assist in integration of specialty addiction treatment into disciplines of mainstream medicine. To achieve these aims, the NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) has collected and collated dozens of treatment-form-related information and standardized instruments to develop a treatment-relevant set of CDEs. These CDEs were refined following a consensus-based meeting of federal, state, and community-based treatment stakeholders and providers. This poster describes the collaborative "Mind Map" used for developing and implementing core questions as CDEs for EMRs on SUD in primary care and SUD specialty treatment settings. Current progress in developing EMR core questions as CDEs for use in those settings is also provided, as well as implications of this project for the future of drug abuse treatment. NIDA is especially interested in input from College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) members on data collection hierarchy and core data elements and on the overall strategy in regards to other sources of input, other stakeholders who should be consulted, and other "next steps" as this project moves forward. (Poster, PDF, English, 2011)

Keywords: Common data elements | Community health services | Data collection | Data management | Electronic health records (EHR) | Integrated medical and behavioral health care | College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) annual meeting, 2011

Document No: 696

Submitted by Udi Ghitza, PhD, Center for the Clinical Trials Network (6/27/2011).

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Supported by a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to the University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute.
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