Using Electronic Medical Record Data for HIV Research:
Resources at Northwestern University and the University Of Chicago

Drs. Chad Achenbach and Jessica Ridgway presented data resources the CFAR Clinical Sciences Core has created with data derived from the Electronic Medical Record systems at Northwestern Medicine and the University of Chicago Hospital. The data sets include medical records from thousands of patients and can support research on HIV screening rates, retention in care, management of comorbidities, and additional questions related to HIV care in Chicago. The workshop orients users to the construction and features of each system’s data sets and offer opportunities to brainstorm ideas for new projects, publications, and applications for NIH funding.

CFAR members who would like to learn more about Electronic Medical Record systems at Northwestern Medicine and the University of Chicago Hospital are encouraged to contact a CFAR administrator for consultation or access to core services cfar@northwestern.edu.

 EMR Data for HIV Research Workshop

Using Electronic Medical Record Data for HIV Research: Resources at Northwestern University and the University Of Chicago presents data resources the CFAR Clinical Sciences Core has created with data derived from the Electronic Medical Record systems at Northwestern Medicine and the University of Chicago Hospital.

Conducted in May 2018. Presenters include Jessica Ridgway, MD, MS, Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Medicine and Chad J. Achenbach, MD, MPH, Associate Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Presenters:

Chad J Achenbach, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Preventive Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Chad Achenbach is an Assistant Professor at the Feinberg School of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Center for Global Health. Dr. Achenbach is a specialist in Infectious Diseases with clinical interests in the treatment of HIV infection and co-infections. He is currently participating in several research projects and training programs through the Center for Global Health, including PEPFAR Nigeria, NU AITRP and the Eramune study.

Jessica Ridgway, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health
University of Chicago Medicine

Ridgway’s primary research focus is the impact of technology on healthcare epidemiology, particularly the use of informatics in infection control and prevention. She develops and studies syndromic surveillance algorithms using electronic health records. She also has a particular interest in the epidemiology of multidrug-resistant bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and multidrug-resistant Gram-negative organism.