Providing Restricted Access to an Electronic Medical Record for Research Monitoring

Clin Res (Alex). 2018;32(3):0034. Epub 2018 Mar 13.


As hospital systems and healthcare institutions adopt electronic medical records (EMRs), this creates a new challenge in the normal conduct of clinical research. When protected health information (PHI) is stored in an EMR, there is inherent risk that general access to these systems for source verification purposes could allow research monitors to also have access to the PHI of non-study participants.