May I know what's the use of
Electronic Phenotyping using EHR data?
I did refer this link but have few questions
I understand that
Phenotype is a set of criteria that you apply on your EHR data to select patients of interest from EHR database.
However what I am trying to understand is the difference between ordinary SQL query and electronic Phenotype
If both are same,
1) what I would like to know is the use of
electronic phenotyping? How it is used?
2) Why do we have
pheKB repository and other repositories? What's the use in validating them in multiple sites?
3) Is it like identifying patients real time? I am not able to get the usefulness of this. I understand that we select patients of our interest (cohort), but i can just write an ordinary SQL and send it to my EHR database to identify patients. but what's special about Electronic Phenotype?
4) I also see that they use multiple conditions (Lab tests, Medications, Diagnosis etc) to identify patients. What am I missing here?
Can someone help me by giving an simple example? I am new to healthcare and trying to learn. Would really be helpful