Ryan Shaw, PhD, Receives Grant Using Mobile Technology to Enhance Long Term Weight Loss

Ryan Shaw, PhD, RN, Associate Professor at Duke’s School of Nursing will collaborate with researchers from the University of Wisconsin on an RO1 NIH/NIDDK funded grant that will continue previous research using mobile technology to achieve and maintain long-term weight loss . For the complete story, click here.

What lifetime achievement award, given by the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI), is the most prestigious honor in the field of Informatics?

The Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence. The first award was given to Dr. Collen in 1993 for his profound influence on creating a new model of healthcare payment, and introduction of computers to track health status of patients and screening for health maintenance. Dr. Collen’s work with industrialist Henry Kaiser led to the establishment of Kaiser Permanente, the first nationwide healthcare provider to feature a comprehensive prepaid health plan.

Since 1993, The Morris F. Collen Award has been given yearly to one individual (with the exception of co-recipients in 2001) who is a pioneer and represents excellence in informatics.  In 2003, it was awarded to Dr. W. Ed Hammond in recognition of  his development one of the nation’s first electronic health record systems and significant work on health care standards, including founding HL7. The National Library of Medicine produced a video tribute of Dr. Hammond’s accomplishments upon his award.

Today, after almost 60 years at Duke Dr. Hammond is still hard at work as a teacher, mentor, collaborator, consultant and worldwide speaker with the same goal he had at the beginning of his career: to promote research and education that is designed to improve human health.

For more information on the recipients of the Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence visit the AMIA website.

Since 1993, The Morris F. Collen Award has been given almost every year to one individual (with the exception of co-recipients in 2001). In 2003, it was given to Dr. W. Ed Hammond, who has been teaching and working at Duke since 1968. Having earned a B.S. and PhD in Electrical Engineering and a Post Doc from the Duke School of Medicine, Dr. Hammond has been a member of the Duke community for more than 50 years. A video tribute of his accomplishments was produced courtesy of the National Library of Medicine and can be found with all of the Collen Award recipients on the AMIA website.

Hammond and Tenenbaum present at the 13th University Conference on Health Information Systems in Buenos Aires

Ed Hammond, PhD, Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Director of the Duke Center for Health Informatics, and Jessie Tenenbaum, PhD, Assistant Professor of the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, were invited presenters at the 13th University Conference on Health Information Systems. The conference was organized by the Department of Health Informatics of the Italian Hospital and held at Hotel Abasto in Buenos Aires November 14-16, 2018. The sponsor for the conference was the Sadosky Foundation, a public-private institution formed by representatives from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, the Chamber of Software and Information Services (CESSI) and the Chamber of Information and Communications of the Republic of Argentina (CICOMRA), whose goal is to promote a closer interaction between Academia and Industry in fields related to information and communications technology.

The purpose of this annual conference was to disseminate the use of information and communication technologies applied in the field of health to professionals in health informatics in Argentina and Latin America. Per the conference program, “One of our greatest goals is to promote scientific exchange in the subjects of our specialty. For this, in this new version we have expanded the variety of dissertations and we will have important international exhibitors Peter Embi, Eta Berner, Jessica Tenenbaum, Ed Hammond and Heimar Fatima de Marin, among others.”

Dr. Hammond presented, “Adopting Standards for a Changing Health Environment,” and “The Future in Health Informatics.”  Dr. Tenenbaum’s talk was on “Translational Bioinformatics in the Precision Medicine Era.”

NEW AMIA 10 X 10 Course Registration Open Now!

AMIA 10×10 Data Standards for Learning Health Systems

January 22, 2019 —  March 27, 2019  now enrolling!

This course will explore the concept of learning health systems and closely examine the specific data standards required to support data exchange and re-use in this context. Learners will appreciate the heterogeneity and complexity of existing standards and identify opportunities to use them in organizational and research activities, including observational studies, pragmatic trials and quality improvement projects. Standards Development Organizations and processes for developing and defining standards will be discussed. Specific topics covered will include tools related to the planning phases for health information systems, as well as standards that support interoperability, including information models, terminology and coding systems, data transport syntax, and structured documents.  The development, functionality, uptake, and usability of standards from national and international perspectives are discussed, along with models for continuous use of clinical data for quality improvement and research. Students will have an opportunity to define a clinical question and various standards that support the application and evaluation of evidence in health care settings.

Topics:  Identifying and evaluating standards, understanding interactions between standards, terminologies and coding systems (SNOMED CT, ICD, CPT, LOINC, RxNorm, ICNP), data exchange standards (HL7 v2, v3, FHIR), HL7 CDA, standards for quality measurement and clinical decision support (HQMF, QDM, CQL, CDS Hooks), and common data models.

Instructor

Rachel Richesson, PhD, MPH, FACMI
Associate Professor, Division of Clinical Systems & Analytics
Duke University School of Nursing
Associate Director for Research
Duke Center for Health Informatics

Logistics: Online & on-demand. Weekly videos, assignments, and online discussions. Optional live discussion via web-ex & face-to-face meeting at AMIA Informatics Summit on March 24, 2019 in San Francisco.

Tuition: $2,395  (discounted pricing for groups of 5 or more.)    49.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

AMIA’s 10×10 program uses content from partnering certified informatics training programs and other AMIA educational initiatives.

These courses are ideal for those looking to advance their health care profession with informatics training.

For more information and to register: https://www.amia.org/amia10x10/duke

AMIA 2019 – Clinical Informatics Conference

Applied clinical informatics professionals, this is YOUR conference.

This is where clinicians, data scientists, HIT developers and researchers gather to learn about implementing team-based, integrated healthcare driven by data, evidence, and best practice. This is the “doing conference” where workshops and presentations provide attendees tools to help them in their day-to-day practice. This is where evidence- and experience-based clinical informatics are explored to improve the quality and safety of health care.

The AMIA 2019 Clinical Informatics Conference (CIC) will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on April 30th-May 2nd.

 

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.