EMERSE offers researchers great flexibility for various essential clinical research tasks, such as preparatory reviews, cohort identification, chart reviews, data abstraction, data annotation, metadata filtering, and generating patient lists. Numerous peer-reviewed publications highlight the advantages of EMERSE for research teams engaged in these activities.

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Stabellini et al. All the information obtained from the UH database was subsequently complemented with electronic health record (EHR) information captured via EMERSE (Electronic Medical Record Search Engine) in order to obtain the most accurate and complete information per patient, avoiding high missingness.
Rao et al. We used EMERSE (Electronic Medical Record Search Engine) to identify relevant terms in all EHR notes (unstructured data) from the inpatient, outpatient, pathology, and radiology systems...In addition to the ability to search for specific terms, EMERSE allows for the easy searching of synonyms included within the tool (e.g. "depression" and "depressed mood" can be considered synonyms). EMERSE also allows for the creation of term bundles with Boolean logic to more efficiently search for relevant terms and exclude other terms.
Lusa et al. EMERSE suggests variations for ‘terms’ to assist in capturing constructs that may be written differently by numerous providers including potential for common misspelling (e.g., ‘suicide,’ ‘suicid,’ ‘sucide’). A total of 83 suicide-related search terms were suggested and used...EHRs of the 3429 patients were reviewed in EMERSE to confirm inclusion criteria were met.
Watson et al. We used the Electronic Medical Record Search Engine (EMERSE) database and a series of predefined search terms listed in Table1 to facilitate thorough chart review. Reviewers used the EMERSE search tool to ensure thorough review of the available documentation...
Stabellini et al. All the information obtained was complemented with electronic health record (EHR) information captured via EMERSE (Electronic Medical Record Search Engine) in order to obtain the most accurate and complete information per patient.
Kline et al. The tool used in this study, EMERSE...specifically searches clinical documentation within the electronic medical records...searching through >2 million unique patients. By utilizing the rich and complex data contained in the clinicians' visit notes, the tool avoids the pitfalls of diagnostic inaccuracy seen with tools querying on ICD and billing codes, which are particularly limited in the case of catatonia.
Irwin and Smith Utilizing EMERSE to identify natural language elements in patient charts as our reference standard, which has been previously reported, allowed for efficient processing of a large number of patient charts.
Richman et al. Term bundles for food insecurity included terms such as food stamps, food pantry, and meals on wheels. Examples of terms related to homelessness included housing assistance, emergency shelter, and living in their car. EMERSE served as an innovative digital tool and essential component of this research study. EMERSE...has the potential to help practitioners, researchers, and administrators more effectively gather EHR data quickly and efficiently.
Ressler et al. NSAID use data were abstracted...using EMERSE... which permitted the text of clinical notes and other documentation to be queried within 30 days of C. difficile testing. Keywords included a comprehensive list of terms for NSAIDs, including trade names.
Cleveland et al. ...strength of technology (EMERSE) used to gather all available notes mitigate selection bias and missing data.