Gabriel’s New Beginnings

Davera Gabriel, Senior Nurse Informaticist, will begin her new role on the HIMSS Interoperability and Health Information Exchange (HIE) committee for FY 20/21, where she hopes to leverage her “boots on the ground standards and data harmonization implementation experience to support HIMSS’ efforts to bridge the data divide between the healthcare and clinical research enterprises it serves, to maximize benefits of interoperable data envisioned for Learning Health Organizations.” See the HIMSS website for additional information.

Davera has joined Johns Hopkins University as a Senior Research Terminologist at the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR).  Working under the direction of Clinical Research Information Officer (CRIO), Dr. Christopher Chute, Davera will have broad responsibility for organizing biomedical ontologies, terminologies, and classifications in computable form on terminology servers to serve the requirements of data science and translational research for the Johns Hopkins CTSA, the NCATS Center for Data to Health (CD2H), NCI Center for Cancer Data Harmonization (CCDH), the NCATS Translator grant program and other ICTR partner initiatives.

“I could not be more pleased with this opportunity to bring a translational research perspective and ‘on-the-ground’ data harmonization experience to national initiatives which seek to leverage the impressive emergence of the HL7 Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR) to realize the benefits of a Learning Health Ecosystem” said Ms. Gabriel.  “The experience and insights I gained from working on clinical trials at-scale at the DCRI is a key and invaluable component of the knowledgebase needed to provide data services that bridge remaining gaps between wet lab science to clinical care to public health research and other health discovery initiatives.  In my new role, I am looking forward to continued work with the Duke Center for Health Informatics and Trial Innovation Network colleagues to advance the great promise that Translational Clinical and Bioinformatics offers to improve human health.”

 

Stead Recipient of Duke 2019 Distinguished Alumnus Award

In the late 1960’s at Duke University, William Stead, MD was a medical student on a research team headed by W. Ed Hammond, Phd,  a new professor in  the Division of Biomedical Engineering at Duke.  They, with the rest of their team, created one of the first electronic medical records in the U.S., The Medical Record (TMR). Fifty years later, Dr. Hammond still teaches at Duke and Dr. Stead is a Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, and the Chief Strategy Officer of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University. The two are good friends and have shared numerous milestones in Informatics in the past 50 years.  When the most recent Duke University School of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award was presented to Dr. Stead in November 2019, Dr. Hammond was by his side.

William (Bill) Stead, AB’70, MD’74 has throughout his career worked to further the adoption of information systems in the field of medicine.  He began working in Informatics before there was such a discipline and has been instrumental in shaping how universities create a new generation of medical informaticists. He is a member of and has chaired numerous informatics committees and boards, has received the American Medical Association (AMIA) Morris Collin lifetime achievement award, was a leader in the creation of AMIA, and the inaugural recipient of a leadership award created in his name.   Here is the link for additional information.

AMIA 2019 Annual Symposium – Duke Very Well-Represented

AMIA 2019 Annual Symposium

November 16-20 | Washington, D.C. – Washington Hilton

Duke Participants:

Workshop-Collaborative

W. Ed Hammond, PhD, DCHI Director

FHIR: Implementing the HL7 Interoperability Platform- A Community of Implementers for Research, Patient Care and Value-based care– “Interoperability is not a destination. It is a path to better health.”

 

Panel

Adrian Hernandez, MD, Vice Dean, Clinical Research at Duke

If You Build It, They Will Come: The National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet): From Conception to Execution

Michael Pencina, PhD, Professor in Duke Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Department
Eric Poon, MD, Duke Medicine Chief Health Information Officer

Informatics-Enabled Learning Health Systems: Strategies for Success from Four Academic Medical Centers

Keith Marsolo, PhD, Associate Professor at Duke University, Population Health Sciences

Advancing the Collection and Integration of Patient-reported Outcome Data Implementation Architectures Using FHIR Technical Specifications

Jessie Tenenbaum, PhD, Assistant Professor at Duke University

Clinical Text Mining in Mental Health

 

Oral Presentations

James Tcheng, MD, Professor at Duke Health System

Achieving Data Liquidity: Lessons Learned from Analysis of 38 Clinical Registries (The Duke-Pew Data Interoperability Project)

Carrie Moore, MD, PhD, Duke Department of Surgery

Large-scale Database Integration and Analytical Evaluation of Medical Data: Building a Clinical Repository for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Therapy in Critically Ill Patients

Kay Lytle, DNP, RN-BC, NEA-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, CNIO at Duke Health System

Analyzing Flowsheet Data to Refine and Validate Information Models

 

Scientific Posters

Hyeoneui Kim, PhD, Professor at DUSON

Extracting the Effectiveness of Physical Activity Interventions from Abstracts (Board 038)
Representing the Intensity of a Physical Activity (Board 045)

Anna Diane, PhD Student, DUSON

Patient Perceptions of Data Visualizations in Diabetes Self-Management (Board 090) and
Patient Perspectives of Utilizing Multiple Mobile Health Technologies to Self-Manage Type II Diabetes (Board 089)

 

Learning Showcase

Randy Sears, Strategic Services Associate, Duke MMCi Program

Update on Duke University’s Master of Management in Clinical Informatics (MMCi) Program

Masters of Interdisciplinary Data Science (MIDS) CLASS ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN:

The Duke Center for Health Informatics (DCHI) is offering four courses for the Spring semester MIDS concentration in Biomedical Informatics.

For more information, please contact Dr. Vivian West (vivian.west@duke.edu).

 

Course (Class No.) Class Title Instructor
IDS 690-06 (10863) Healthcare Analytics Dr. G. McPeek-Hinz
IDS 690-07 (10864) Healthcare Systems Dr. W.E. Hammond
IDS 690-08 (10868) Healthcare Information Infrastructure Dr. B. Willis
IDS 790-03 (10326) Informatics Research Seminar Dr. V. West

MCBIOS & MAQC Announce Joint Conference in April 2020 at SAS

The Midsouth Computational Biology & Bioinformatics Society (MCBIOS) is holding its 17th Annual Meeting, Precision Public Health – A 2020 Vision, April 6-8, 2020 in Cary, NC at the SAS Institute.  There are a variety of opportunities to participate.  See MCBIOS2020 for more information.

 

Gabriel appointed to HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Committee for FY 20-21

DCRI Senior Informaticist Davera Gabriel has been selected by HIMSS for a two year appointment to the Interoperability & Health Information Exchange (I&HIE) Committee.  The purpose of the committee is to promote standards-based interoperability and new information technologies for secure and accessible health information exchange that leads to improving care while lowering costs. The committee supports HIMSS’ activities on both national and global levels.

In her role, Davera hopes to leverage her “boots on the ground standards and data harmonization implementation experience to support HIMSS’ efforts to bridge the data divide between the healthcare and clinical research enterprises it serves, to maximize benefits of interoperable data envisioned for Learning Health Organizations.” See the HIMSS website for additional information.

And the Winner is….Duke Breathe FHIR Team!

Duke Breathe FHIR team members  (l-r) Yifei Wang, Allison Young and Brinnae Bent with their faculty mentor Dr. Ed Hammond. Members of the team not pictured:  Sa Cheng, Ruiqi Wang and Daniel Witt.
HL7 Student Track Cup Redmond 2019.
Duke Breathe FHIR team members  (l-r) Allison Young, Brinnae Bent and Yifei Wang present their project. Members of the team not pictured:  Sa Cheng, Ruiqi Wang and Daniel Witt.

Student teams from all over the world competed in an Online Hackathon for the HL7 Student Track Cup Redmond 2019.

Duke’s team was one of three finalists, winning 3-day passes to the HL7 FHIR Development Days Conference.  Three team members and their mentor, Dr. Ed Hammond traveled to Redmond, WA to compete against McMaster University from Hamilton, Ontario and Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA.  Each team was given 10 minutes to present their work to a panel of FHIR experts who judged the projects based on the effective use of standards, originality of their solution and their presentation.

As a final project for their Data Representation and Standards course, the six students under the guidance of Dr. Ed Hammond created SPiRE: A Smart Phone App for Managing Adolescent Asthma.