Short Course for Inter-American Development Bank

July 30 through August 1, DCHI provided a Short Course for 24 employees of the Inter-American Development Bank, the main source of multilateral financing in Latin America. They provide solutions to development challenges and support in the key areas of the region.  Fourteen countries in the Caribbean and Latin America were represented.  The purpose of the course was to give participants a broad overview of the history of healthcare, current trends and the process of converting from paper to electronic health systems.

Duke particpants included: Iain Sanderson, BM, BCh (Director, Biomedical Informatics Core); Rachel Richesson, PhD (Associate Professor, Duke School of Nursing); Eric Eisenstein, DBP (Associate Professor, Duke School of Medicine); Genie McPeek-Hinz, MD (Associate Chief Health Information Officer, Duke University Health System); Eric Poon, MD (Chief Health Information Officer, Duke Medicine); Jimmy Tcheng, MD (Chief Medical Information Officer, Duke Heart Network); Ed Hammond, PhD (Director, Duke Center for Health Informatics; and Vivian West, PhD (Associate Director, Duke Center for Health Informatics).  The  Short Course was held at JB Duke Hotel and Conference Center in Durham, NC.

Co-author Goldstein leads the July 12 JAMIA Journal Club webinar

Ben Goldstein, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and the co-author of “Designing Risk Prediction Models for Ambulatory No-Shows across Different Specialties and Clinics” led a live webinar to discuss and answer questions about the impact of no-shows on clinician productivity and patient outcomes.

 

Hammond is Keynote speaker at The International Healthcare Interoperability Conference

IHIC 2018

Mastering the Interoperability Challenge

July 11-12 in Portsmouth, UK

 

W. Ed Hammond, PhD is a Keynote Speaker at IHIC 2018 and will discuss “How do you know when you have Interoperability?”.

The IHIC is a forum for informatics practitioners  and scientists to present and discuss concepts, models and implementations for innovative interoperable e-Health solutions. The conference provides an opportunity to share experiences and best practices towards the goal of interoperability across health domains. Scientific papers, demonstrations, and practice reports are presented.

Hammond invited by HL7 Brazil to speak during the On-line International Seminars on Health Information Technologies and Standards Conference

On June 14, 2018, the Health Level 7 International office in Brazil held their fifth online conference of seminars related to the adoption of standards and their role in the use of health information systems.  The next step is to ensure the interoperability of standards across all environments to ensure the survival of health information systems.   W. Ed Hammond, PhD, Director of the Duke Center for Health Informatics presented Advances and Perspectives in Health Information Standards to outline the future of the field.

 

Tennenbaum serving on the Board of Scientific Counselors (BoSC) for the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications

Jessica Tennenbaum, PhD has been appointed to a multi-year term on the Boards of Scientific Counselors (BSCs).  BSCs  were established in 1956 “to advise the Scientific Directors (SDs) on the quality of the intramural research programs for which they are responsible.”  BSCs are composed of “individuals who have outstanding scientific credentials and who are committed to providing rigorous, objective reviews. Although the principal purpose of these independent evaluations is to advise the SDs, the reports of the BSCs are distributed to the Director, National Institutes of Health, the Deputy Director for Intramural Research, and the appropriate Institute or Center (IC) Director.”  The Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications is one of two intramural Centers within the National Library of Medicine.

Pfizer Clinical Research Informatics team visits Duke

In March, 2018 Ed Hammond, PhD, FACMI, FAIMBE, FIMIA, FHL7, FIAHSI and Amy Nordo, MMCi, BSN, CPHQ hosted a team from Pfizer to progress their partnership in the eSource collaboration project between the FDA, CDISC, Industry and Research Sites.  During their visit, they enjoyed a tour of the Innovation Studio, a brainstorming session with the Duke Clinical Research Institutes (DCRI) and a discussion with Matthew Harker, Director of the Analytics Center of Excellence (ACE) Research Customer Solutions at Duke University Health System.

Nordo serves on the Panel “Role of Electronic Health Records in Bridging Research with Health Care” at the Bridging Clinical Research and Clinical Health Care Collaborative Event

Amy Nordo, MMCi, BSN, CPHQ was invited to participate on a panel consisting of industry, NIH and CDISC partners to represent the work currently being conducted by academic medical centers in eSource.  This two day conference , held April 4-5 in National Harbor MD, brought together stakeholders from all areas impacted by clinical research to collaborate on ways to bridge the gap between clinical care and clinical research.

Hammond elected to the inaugural class of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics

Ed Hammond, PhD, FACMI, FAIMBE, FIMIA, FHL7, FIAHSI has been selected by his peers to participate in the inaugural meeting of the International Medical Informatics Academy (“the Academy”), to establish directions, policies, voting procedures and a leadership team.  This election is a validation of his accomplishments in the field as one of the global leaders.  The first official meeting will take place on April 24th in Gothenburg, Sweden in conjunction with MIE 2018.