Emergency Medicine Opioid Data Infrastructure: Key Venue to Address Opioid Morbidity and Mortality (Project CODE PRO – Capturing Opioid Use Disorder Electronically and Patient Reported Outcomes)

The goal of the project is to build clinical data research infrastructure that will begin to enhance capacity to use electronic health record (EHR) data and patient-reported outcomes measures (PROs) to conduct pain and opioid related research in Emergency Departments (EDs).  Existing and potential common data elements (CDE) in emergency medicine settings relevant to opioid misuse and use disorders will be identified.  Validity and feasibility testing will be conducted to compare opioid relevant CDEs electronically extracted from participating EDs by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Clinical Emergency Data Registry (CEDR) to assess how consistently data elements are obtained in CEDR, the degree to which data elements are captured with a standard format, and whether data elements are easily mapped from various EHR systems to the CEDR.  The feasibility and acceptability of electronically collecting patient reported outcome measures via patient portals will be examined. 

  • This project is supported via a collaboration with the DHHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation using resources from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund (Interagency Agreement #ASPE-2018-001).
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Principal Investigator(s)

Arjun Krishna Venkatesh, MD, MBA, MHS

Assistant Professor
Yale School of Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine

333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06510
United States