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EHRs as the Linchpin for Big Data in Healthcare


EHRs: Linchpins for Big Data May 13, 2015 philadelphia by Terhilda Garrido VP, Health Information Technology Transformation & Analytics Kaiser Permanente Share this presentation: Presentation 10:00 EHRs were designed primarily to address reimbursement and care coordination issues. But efforts underway at Kaiser Permanenete incorporate data from the largest civilian EHR to help improve and guide care delivery and quality assessment. How Are KP providers using the EHR and PHR data (more than 10 petabytes) to manage care delivery and to determine how to deliver the best care to patients? This session examines the progress towards making KP HealthConnect and the linchpin of big data for the provider and the patient in the US's largest, non-profit integrated healthcare system. - See more at:


Terhilda Garrido Vice President, HIT Transformation & Analytics Terhilda Garrido has worked at Kaiser Permanente, an integrated delivery system, for more than 20 years. At present, she is vice president, Health Information Technology Transformation & Analytics within the National Quality and Care Delivery Excellence organization. Her team is responsible for realizing the strategic value and maximizing opportunities for the organization's electronic health record (EHR), Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect. She also currently co-leads Kaiser Permanente’s efforts to qualify for Meaningful Use. Her areas of focus include evaluation of new EHR-based innovations, strategic impact of personal health records and EHRs; the business case for Kaiser Permanente’s investment; and leveraging health information technology to improve quality, patient safety, efficiency and equity. She is a published expert on these topics, including her most recent article, “e-Measures: insight into the challenges and opportunities of automating publicly reported quality measures.”1 She lends her expertise to various organizations within the health care industry, including serving on the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Committee on Patient Safety and Health Information Technology and contributing to the IOM Digital Learning Collaborative project on Return on Information for EHRs. She also co-authored Kaiser Permanente's Blue Sky Vision, which served as a visionary roadmap of Kaiser Permanente's transformation to a more patient-centered care delivery system with health information technology. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Terhilda did economic modeling and consulting for the European economic community and others. She holds an Operations Research degree in Engineering from Princeton University and a Masters in Public Health in Biostatistics from University of California, Berkeley. She completed graduate work at the Colégio de México, México City. 1 Garrido T, Kumar S, Lekas J, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc Published Online First 5 July 2013; doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-001789