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In Seminars in radiation oncology

Electronic health records (EHR) have been implemented successfully in a majority of United States healthcare systems in some form. There has been a rise in secondary uses of EHR, especially for research. EHR data is large, heterogenous, incomplete, noisy, and primarily created for purposes other than research. This presents many challenges, many of which are beginning to be overcome with the application of computer science artificial intelligence techniques, such as natural language processing and machine learning. EHR are gradually being redesigned to facilitate future research, though we are still far from a "complete EHR."

Kim Ellen, Rubinstein Samuel M, Nead Kevin T, Wojcieszynski Andrzej P, Gabriel Peter E, Warner Jeremy L