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Aims & Scope

eGEMs publishes innovative methods and strategies that advance the science of comparative effectiveness research, patient-centered outcomes research, and quality improvement (QI) using electronic health data.

The journal seeks submissions that clearly explain how the author's work relates to the emerging paradigm of using electronic health data to advance research and QI and has potential to improve patient and community outcomes. Submissions that discuss issues related to data initially generated from an electronic health record (EHR) or electronic medical record (EMR) for clinical purposes, which is then transformed and linked to other databases to conduct research and/or QI are welcome. The intended audience includes government officials, payers, industry, delivery systems, patients and consumers, policymakers, and researchers.

Publications are organized within four thematic domains:

  1. Methods
  2. Informatics
  3. Governance
  4. Learning Health System

Within the mentioned domains, eGEMs focuses on applied issues and hallmark topics, including: data quality, governance, human-computer interaction, clinical decision-making, implementation issues, assessing context of metadata.

Submissions are published upon acceptance. All eGEMs publications are indexed in PubMed Central.