Evaluating effective health care using the Electonic Health Record
Université de Sherbrooke
Biotechnologies and Informatics
CRED: Collaborative research for effective diagnostics
Professor Andrew Grant MD PhD
Professor Andrew Grant MD PhD
French, English or Russian speakers welcome
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
The team combines health services research and medical informatics expertise. Data from clinical practice is a rich source of information to improve health care and suggest new research. Project focuses on tools and methods for abstracting and representing data with applications in collaborative projects particularly in laboratory medicine and in cardiology

Full participation in intellectual life of the research group especially weekly meetings.

To choose an aspect from ongoing work; for example more clinical linked to improving a care process in cardiology, or more organizational; for example how to bring financial considerations into health improvement decision making

Student will learn: Abstraction, analysis and presentation of data. Pragmatic ways of using data to improve practice
What is the aim of the project?
Evaluating effective health care using the Electonic Health Record
What techniques and methods are used?
See background
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks of the student will be performed on his/her own
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
See background
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Interest in maths, statistics or informatics is an asset.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Grant AM; Moshyk M; Diab H; Caron P; de Lorenzi F; Bisson G; Menard L; Lefebvre R; Desautels M. Integrating feedback from a clinical data warehouse into practice organisation. International Journal of Medical Informatics; 75; 232-239; 2006