Racial minorities are underrepresented in clinical research, which hinders the ability of investigators and practitioners to address health disparities in vulnerable populations. Understanding the degree to which missing or discordant structured race values exist in electronic patient data can inform efforts addressing underrepresented minority participation in research. We observed missing and discordant data in patient race values from multiple electronic systems within a single academic medical center.

Learning Objective: Understand the extent to which missing and discordant race data exists across EHR systems in an academic medical center.


Marika Cusick, Weill Cornell Medicine
Thomas Campion (Presenter)
Weill Cornell Medical College

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