EMERSE (Electronic Medical Records Search Engine)

Powerful search engine of free text notes from MiChart

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Any U-M researcher and their research partners.


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EMERSE (Electronic Medical Record Search Engine) provides a self-service web-based tool for authorized users to search clinical notes from our electronic medical record (CareWeb and Michart). Users can input their own terms or phrases and get results within seconds. The clinical notes include admission, discharge, and progress notes, as well as ambulatory care notes and notes from radiology, pathology, and other reports going back to 1998.
To request access to EMERSE, click on Self-Serve Data Tools | University of Michigan Medical School Research (umich.edu)

EMERSE is easy to use and provides valuable features to help you find the information you need. The search function includes thousands of synonyms to help you find alternative wording for clinical concepts, including generic and brand names of medications. With EMERSE, you can input a list of medical record numbers and search across that set, or you can find a list of patients who have the term(s) of interest if you don’t yet know who they are. For more information, visit Project-emerse.org


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Developing and implementing evidence-informed innovations to accelerate the pace of translational research.

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