The EHR4CR project runs over 5 years (2011-2015) with a budget of +16 million € and involves 34 partners (academic and industrial) and 2 subcontractors. It is being funded by Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) . EHR4CR is one of the largest public-private partnerships aiming at providing adaptable, reusable and scalable solutions (tools and services) for reusing data from Electronic Health Record systems for Clinical Research. Electronic Health Record (EHR) data offer large opportunities for the advancement of medical research, the improvement of healthcare, and the enhancement of patient safety.
The EHR4CR platform is a service platform unlocking EHR data for research purposes that ensures compliance with data protection and patient rights legislation.
The EHR4CR services
Accreditation of Clinical Research Units and Certification of EHR systems will accelerate the adoption of a more harmonised approach throughout Europe and serve as a powerful means for ensuring to the pharmaceutical industry the reliability and trustworthiness of the data providers.