CDC Public Health Informatics Fellowship 2019-21 Applications are open now!

Applications for CDC’s Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP) are open August 6, 2018- November 5. 2018. PHIFP provides on-the-job training for doctoral- or master’s-prepared professionals. While working in CDC programs to enhance the agency’s informatics workforce, fellows help state and local health departments and international public health agencies solve complex public health informatics challenges. They apply expertise in information science, computer science, and information technology to address current and future informatics needs.

For more information, visit the PHIFP website. For questions about PHIFP, send an email to PHIPF@cdc.gov.

Richesson to teach AMIA/DCHI 10X10 Distance Learning Course

The Duke Center for Health Informatics and Rachel Richesson, an associate professor in the Duke School of Nursing and noted informaticist, will be teaching an online course, Data Standards for Learning Health Systems, for 10 weeks, starting on September 17, 2018.

The course is part of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 10×10 Virtual Courses program.  A key part of this program is offering curricular content from existing informatics training programs through online, virtual classes.

The course will explore the concept of learning health systems and closely examine the specific data standards required to support the data exchange and re-use in this context. Students will have an opportunity to define a clinical question and the various standards that can support the application and evaluation of evidence in a health care setting.

Visit the AMIA website for more information, including cost and online registration

Pencina named Vice Dean for Data Science and Information Technology for School of Medicine

Dean Mary Klotman announced today the appointment of Michael Pencina, PhD, to the position of vice dean for data science and information technology for the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Pencina will begin his service effective immediately.

Currently a professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Duke University, Dr. Pencina has also served as director of Biostatistics at Duke Clinical Research Institute (DRCI).  In his new role as vice dean, Dr. Pencina will be a senior member of the dean’s leadership team, responsible for developing and implementing quantitative science strategies as they pertain to the education and training, and laboratory, clinical science, and data science missions of the School of Medicine.  He will lead the School’s IT strategic direction and investments, working in collaboration with the vice presidents and chief information officers of Duke Health and Duke University’s Office of Information Technology.

Dr. Pencina received his PhD in Mathematics and Statistics from Boston University. He joined the Duke faculty in 2013. Prior to joining Duke, Dr. Pencina served as an associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics at Boston University and the Framingham Heart Study and as director of Statistical Consulting at the Harvard Clinical Research Institute.

Fall 2018 Informatics Seminar Series

 

Seminar Schedule

The Informatics Research Seminar Series is sponsored by Duke University and a collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill, NCCU, UNC-Charlotte, and ECU. This series explores key areas in Health Informatics and include research results, overview of programs of research, basic, applied, and evaluative projects, as well as research from varied epistemological stances.

The Fall 2018 Informatics Seminars Series will begin on August 29th at 4:00-5:00pm. A list of the dates for all of the twelve seminar presentations can be found here.

If you have any questions about the upcoming seminars please contact Pegeen Ryan-Murray at pjm15@duke.edu.

Please see our 2018 page for the Spring 2018 archived seminars.

DeCart Data Science for the Health Science Summer Program, University of Utah

DeCart Data Science is a new  Health Science summer school program at the University of Utah beginning June 28, 2017 .

The program is a series of two and a half day courses including, rule-based NLP, machine learning NLP, data visualization, bioinformatics with Galaxy and predictive analytics. This will be a hands-on program using iPython notebooks.

For more information see, DeCART Data Science for the Health Science Summer Program, University of Utah

AHIMA Conference (Sept. 26-30)

The 2015 AHIMA Conference will be held in New Orleans on September 26-30. This years theme is  “HIM Without Walls,”  and will explore the role health information plays in healthcare today and how professionals across the healthcare eco-system use and share this information.

Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  • Post ICD-10 Implementation
  • Information Governance
  • Clinical Documentation Improvement
  • Data Analytics
  • EHRs
  • RAC Audits
  • Informatics
  • Interoperability
  • Physician Practice.

To find out more information about the conference please clickConference Details

21st Annual NCHICA Conference (Sept. 13-16)

Transforming Healthcare from Volume to Value

The conference provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest developments and best practices in healthcare IT. The theme of this year’s conference is Transforming Healthcare from Volume to Value, and the agenda is packed with 2 plenary sessions, 2 interactive sessions, and 21 breakout sessions on connected health, population health and technology topics. Special events include the Golf Tournament and Welcome Dinner on Sunday, the Health IT Transformation Awards Luncheon on Monday, a Dinner on the West Lawn on Monday, and a Security workshop on Wednesday.

More information about this event…

2014 Health Informatics Career & Internship Fair/Symposium

What
  • HP Events
When Oct 24, 2014
from

10:00 am

to
04:00 pm
Where
East Carolina University – Greenville, NC

The Duke Center for Health Informatics (DCHI), along with East Carolina University, North Carolina Central University, University of North Carolina, and University of North Carolina-Charlotte, is sponsoring the 2014 Health Informatics Career & Internship Fair/Symposium. The day-long event will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the East Carolina University campus in Greenville.

The program includes panel discussions geared toward specific groups (educational institutions, employers, and students), as well as opportunities for interaction and one-on-one discussion with health informatics industry representatives. To learn more and register for the event, please visit the Career Fair’s website.

2014 Health Informatics Career & Internship Fair/Symposium

REDCap Survey First Tuesdays

 

 

The Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR) is happy to announce the launch of REDCap Survey Tuesdays. On the first Tuesday of each month, a DOCR RMT member is available to provide guidance with REDCap Survey issues. This is an informal roundtable format in which users can ask general or specific questions concerning existing or potential projects, including demonstrations if requested.

Meetings take place at DOCR (Hock Plaza, 9th Floor, Conference Room 9047) from 11:00am-12:00pm. For additional information, contact REDCap Support.