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Observational EHR Data are Helping Combat COVID-19

Fierce Healthcare

If you are diagnosed at Lee Health in Fort Meyers, Florida, with COVID-19 symptoms, you’ll be given a blood thinner as part of the standard treatment protocol. That’s because Lee’s physicians used the data in their Epic healthcare software to verify early reports linking COVID-19 to blood clots.  Their analysis showed that otherwise healthy patients with the virus are three times more likely to develop fatal clots. Lee Health’s experience shows how observational data help scientists discover new connections that can prove critical to advancing patient care.

Read the full piece in Fierce Healthcare.