Phenotype library

A common challenge we all face is developing standard definitions for identifying patients with a particular medical condition or exposed to a specific intervention. Our phenotype workgroup is researching and developing strategies for establishing a standardized, evidence-based approach to constructing algorithms to define disease phenotypes that can be used in observational analytics (as cohort criteria, covariates, and outcomes). The group is exploring the entire continuum of possibilities, from the expert-derived consensus-building approach (e.g. eMERGE) to vocabulary-driven approaches to machine learning techniques applied to clinical sources.

As phenotypes are developed and released, we will post details on this page, so check back regularly…