When you hear, “I need you to create a report ASAP from our EHR database, I’ll email you the details shortly!”, what do you think? EHR Data Modeling is important. Writing a report or just extracting the data from any database can be overwhelming and challenging at times. Each time I was introduced to a new EHR database I knew the basic datasets would be the same, BUT, the data structures and linkages would be unique to say the least. It is important to get the necessary training as soon as you have access to the database. In most cases I was able to navigate around the datasets okay 90% of the time, then, when that 10% (special request) appeared I panicked. I was the database expert. What do I do now? I reached out to others within the EHR community, even though its large, it is well connected and found what I needed. It’s okay … reach out … even database experts need some guidance sometimes!