About The Author

"Professor Dipak Kalra is President of the European Institute for Health Records and of the European Institute for Innovation through Health Data. He undertakes international research and standards development, and advises on adoption strategies, relating to Electronic Health Records."

Real World, Big Data

There are now important opportunities for academia and certain industries to harness the potential of large volumes of routinely collected electronic health records (Real World Data – RWD) for research across the life sciences to a clinical research spectrum. This article summarizes a recently published literature review to assess the extent to which large-scale (“big”)