Informatics Research Seminar: Development of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Care Application

Speaker: Andrew Wang, MD
Presented from Duke University

Broadcast Link: Seminar

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.

Informatics Research Seminar: Advanced Analytics Adoption at UNC Health Care System — A Case Study

Speaker: Polly Mitchell-Guthrie, MBA
Presented from UNC-CH

Broadcast Link: Seminar

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.

Informatics Research Seminar: Weighing the Odds — Problem List Omissions and Patient Portal Utility among Obese Patients

Speaker: Juhee Kim, ScD & Akshat Kapoor, PhD
Presented from ECU

Broadcast Link: Seminar

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 17th International HL7 Interoperability Conference 2017 (IHIC)

Athens, Greece

W. Ed Hammond, PhD will be a Keynote Speaker at the upcoming IHIC 2017 Conference.

The IHIC is a forum for implementers and scientists to present and discuss concepts, models and implementations for innovative interoperable e-Health solutions. The conference aimed to play the role of an interface between science, research, and practice with regards to interoperability in the health and social care domain to share experiences and best practices. Scientific papers, demonstrations, and practice reports were presented at this conference.

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Informatics Research Seminar: Using EMR Data for Clinical Research– Experience and Practical Implications

Speaker: Alexander Turchin, MD, MS
Presented from Duke University

Broadcast Link: Seminar

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.

Informatics Research Seminar: Evidence Based Data Study on Weight Loss Programs

 

Speaker: Nia S. Mitchell, MD, MPH
Presented from NCCU

Broadcast Link: Seminar

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.

Informatics Research Seminar: Statin Study from NHANES

Speaker: Michael Pencina, PhD
Presented from Duke University

Broadcast Link: Seminar

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.

Informatics Research Seminar: Data Collection: Precision Medicine and Learning Health Systems

Speaker: Stephanie Bryant, MS
Presented from NCCU

Broadcast Link: Seminar

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.

Abstract:
The presentation on “Data Collection: Precision Medicine and Learning Health Systems”  will describe how data networks store, display and transmit health related information in various forms encompassing paper, digital communication systems, and mobile computing systems. Large scale data collection efforts acquire health related data from multiple sources via health data networks and systems. Issues and challenges of large scale data collection efforts in gathering high quality health data will be discussed. Technologies that address some of the challenges of large scale health data collection systems will be introduced.

Precision medicine and learning health systems are current initiatives in large scale health data collection. These initiatives extend the concepts of health data networks to include complex analysis and dissemination of multisource health related information. The aims and challenges of these initiatives will be discussed. The presenter will share aspects of her doctoral research focusing on technologies and progress toward a nationwide learning health system.

Biosketch:
Stephanie Bryant, MS,  is currently a doctoral candidate at Indiana State University in the Technology Management program, specializing in Digital Communication Systems. Her background includes Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Computer Engineering, consisting of topics in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Ms. Bryant has more than 20 years of experience researching and developing integrated software solutions that may contain hardware components for research and production environments. Her qualification and skills encompass technology research, software system development, and technical management. Ms. Bryant has authorship in more than 15 journal articles, presentations, and technical reports. Her doctoral research focuses on exploring technology trends and progress in realizing a nationwide Learning Health System (LHS), a large scale system of systems for collecting, analyzing, and sharing knowledge and insights derived from health related information.

Informatics Research Seminar: Medication Reconciliation– Two Halves of the Story

Speaker: David Michael, MD
Presented from ECU

Broadcast Link: Seminar

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.

Abstract: 
Medication reconciliation is defined by the Institute for Health as the process of creating the most accurate list possible of a patient’s medications.  Even though this sounds simple, up to 67% of patients admitted to the hospital have unintended medication discrepancies.  These discrepancies often persist at discharge and can lead to patient harm.   Medication reconciliation is too often used to describe both halves, the medication history and the clinical decisions of what medications the patient should take.   Upon analysis, we discovered disparate processes for each from hospital to hospital.  Standardization of the process with ongoing feedback through clinical decision support through our EHR has led to significant improvements, decreasing the number of patients at risk by as much as 80% on some services.   What we learned and what strategies we’re putting into place will be discussed.

Biosketch:
David Michael, MD is a general internist with over 20 years as a primary care physician.  As a primary care physician, he became interested in informatics when using a predictive analytics tool to change behavior and modifiable risk.  Dr. Michael became the first Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Vidant Health in 2011 and board certified in the new specialty of Clinical Informatics in 2014.  The new Vidant Health Clinical Informatics Team has continued to grow under his leadership.  The team continues to impact the optimization and usability of the Epic EHR, Population Health initiatives and analytics. Dr. Michael completed medical school at The Ohio State University and his residency in internal medicine at The Brody School of Medicine at ECU.  He is board certified in internal medicine and clinical informatics.  He is a member of ACP, AMIA, AAPL, and AMDIS.  He serves on the national physician committee for HIMSS.