Electronic Health Record Data in Clinical Investigations
Food and Drug Administration
This guidance is intended to assist sponsors, clinical investigators, contract research organizations, institutional review boards, and other interested parties on the use of electronic health record data in FDA-regulated clinical investigations. For the purposes of this guidance, electronic health record (EHR) systems are electronic platforms that contain individual health records for patients. EHR systems are generally maintained by health care providers, health care organizations, and health care institutions and are used to deliver care. EHR systems can be used to integrate real-time electronic health care information from medical devices and multiple health care providers involved in the care of patients.