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ACEP Taps Consultancy for Clinical Emergency Data Digital Platform

The partnership is set to advance care delivery through analytics by integrating clinical emergency data from over 1,000 hospitals into a digital platform.

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has partnered with PA Consulting to create a digital platform to support ACEP's Emergency Medicine Data Institute (EMDI) and its Clinical Emergency Data Registry (CEDR).

The CEDR is one of the largest qualified clinical data registries, providing insight into about 25 percent of emergency department visits annually.

PA will support ACEP by building a digital platform that integrates with over 1,000 hospitals to collect clinical and billing data. The collaboration will also focus on creating new products and services for emergency clinicians to enhance care delivery.

"The ACEP Emergency Medicine Data Institute will transform information that physicians and others can rely on to support clinical innovation and patient management," Gillian Schmitz, MD, FACEP, president of ACEP, said in a press release.

"We are very excited to launch a resource with the potential to transform care delivery and empower clinicians at the bedside with analytics from emergency departments around the country," Schmitz continued.

The CEDR offers the healthcare community the opportunity to develop new treatments and therapies and reduce the reporting burden placed on clinical teams.

Emergency departments often serve as the entry point to the healthcare system. Using emergency department data more effectively can help support clinical research by providing insight into utilization, patient journeys, and the incidence and prevalence of acute and chronic conditions.

Integrated emergency department data can also act as an early warning system for future health crises, like a pandemic.

Nilesh Chandra, PA Consulting healthcare expert and ACEP project lead, noted that the organization is excited to work on this project, especially after COVID-19 underscored the importance of health data interoperability and analytics.

"We are very excited to work with ACEP on this project," said Chandra. "This is a fantastic opportunity for us to build a multi-year engagement around data and analytics in healthcare. We know that large-scale datasets are critically important to solving the most pressing challenges in healthcare."

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