Centricity EMR is an electronic medical record (EMR) system for ambulatory care practices. One of the original two Centricity products, it Centricity EMR began as MedicaLogic Logician before its acquisition by GE Healthcare in 2003 (1). It is used by more than 30,000 clinicians nationwide.By 2007, Centricity EMR had been used by over 20,000 clinicians to manage over 30 million patients in 49 states (2).
Research Centricity EMR is quickly becoming a powerful tool research as it allows investigators to de-identify patient data and perform retrospective cohort studies. By 2008, there had been 12 journal publications and 31 poster presentations using data collected by clinicians using the GE Centricity database.
1. Centricity - Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centricity 2. Crawford, A.G., et al. Comparison of GE Centricity Electronic Medical Record Database and National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey Findings on the Prevalence of Major Conditions in the United States. Population Health Management 2010. 13: 139-150.