Healthcare Analytics Symposium, July 14-16, 2014

Submitted by Pam Barth, Senior Analyst – IT, Duke Health Technology Solutions, and Monica Horvath, PhD, Team Lead, Health Intelligence and Research Services, Duke Health Technology Solutions

Two members of the Health Intelligence and Research Services (HIRS) team presented at the Healthcare Analytics Symposium in Chicago July 14-16, 2014.

April Chester, MSA, MSW, presented a session titled “Fundamentals of Data Preparation in Healthcare Analytics.” Chester’s presentation discussed the ways in which data errors can be introduced in each stage of the data lifecycle, some strategies for recognizing such errors, and the missed opportunities for not recognizing and adjusting for such errors.

Sohayla Pruitt, MA, presented “Big-Geo-Data EHR Infrastructure Development for On-Demand Analytics,” describing Duke Medicine’s implementation of an enterprise EHR and its supporting analytics team that serves the geospatial analytical needs of the organization. Pruitt discussed the organizational need for the delivery of information, including helping to provide greater insight to patients’ risk, environmental history, and compliance with a care plan based on sociocultural factors that may be reflected as a component of geospatial information. Additionally, Pruitt discussed the on-demand nature of these data, including visualization, the automated processes, and robust hardware and software solutions that support the on-demand geospatial information delivery.


              April Chester, MSA, MSW

presents at the Healthcare Analytics Symposium

Duke @ AMIA Annual Conference 2012

November 3-7, 2012
Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL

A Usability Problem: Conveying Health Risks to Consumers on the Internet
C. Johnson; R. Shaw 

(This paper won the Harriet H. Werley award, a cash prize given to a paper judged to make the greatest contribution to advancing the field of nursing informatics.)

Assessment of Technology for Enabling Self Care in Older Adults (poster)
V. West; W.E. Hammond     

Cardiovascular Imaging Data Standards: A Graduate Student’s Perspective (poster)
K. Luse; D. Armstrong; K. Groff; C. Huang; T. Lorimer  

Compact Clinical Guideline: Representation and its Use in Clinical Care (abstract of poster)
K. Mane; P. Owen; C. Schmitt; J. Mostafa; K. Gersing  

Development of a Multifunctional System to Facilitate Recruitment into a Community-Based Registry and Biorepository (poster)
M. Smerek; A. Walden; J.  Frund; A. Waters; C. Franklin; G. Del Fiol

Heuristic Evaluation in Personal Health Record (PHR) System Usability (poster)
H. Dodson; L. Spearman   

Ontology-Based Federated Data Access to Human Studies Information (article)
I. Sim; S. Carini; S. Tu; L. Detwiler; J. Brinkley; S. Mollah; K. Burke; H. Lehmann; S. Chakraborty; K. Wittkowski; B. Pollock; T. Johnson; V. Huser

(This paper won an award as one of the top five “Distinguised Papers” at AMIA 2012.)

The “Cost Awareness Real Time (C.A.R.T)” Informatics Application (poster)
A. Castleberry; H. Dodson; D. Harris; L. Murray; L. Spearman 

The Paths Toward Informatics Careers in the Post-HITECH Era (panel)
N. Theera-Ampornpunt; T. Kelley; E. Ramly; R. Shaw; S. Khairat; F. Sonnenberg

(The three AMIA 2012 Scientific Chairs selected this panel as one of the “Best of AMIA 2012 ‘Hot Picks’.”)

Will Family Health History Tools Work for Complex Families? Scenario-Based Testing of a Web-Based Consumer Application (presentation)
J. Peace; W. Bisanar; N. Licht  

Duke @ Clinical Translational Research and Education Meeting 2012

ACRT/AFMR/SCTS Joint Annual Meeting

April 18-20, 2012, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC


Harmonization of HSDB Administrative Data Elements with the BRIDG Model (poster)
Swati Chakraborty, Steve Sandberg, Simona Carini, Samson Tu, Ida Sim, Meredith Nahm

Leveraging Longitudinal Electronic Health Record Data to Reclassify Chronic Diseases (poster)
Douglas Wixted, Meredith L. Nahm, Michelle Smerek, Anita Walden, Swati Chakraborty, Andrew Waters, Ashley Dunham, Jessica Tenenbaum, Rowena Dolor, L. Kristin Newby, Robert M. Califf

MURDOCK Study Community Registry and Biorepository:  Design and Rationale (poster)
S. Bhattacharya, A. A. Dunham, M.A. Cornish, J.D. Tenenbaum, K. Udayakumar, C.F. Pieper, M.L. Nahm, G.S. Ginsburg, J.G. McHutchison, V.A. Christian, M.L. Miranda, R.J. Dolor, R.M. Califf, L.K. Newby

THE MURDOCK Study: Disease Reclassification Through Advanced Biomarker Discovery and Integration with Electronic Health Records (poster)
Jessica D. Tenenbaum, Victoria Christian, Melissa Cornish, Rowena J. Dolor, Ashley A. Dunham, Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, Virginia B. Kraus, Jeanette J. McCarthy,
John G. McHutchison, Meredith L. Nahm, L Kristin Newby, Laura P. Svetkey, Krishna Udayakumar, Robert M. Califf


Duke @ HDWA 2012

October 2-4, 2012, Ottawa, Ontario

Conceptual Model for Research-Driven Data Marts (poster)
Shelley Rusincovitch, Howard Shang

Connecting the Dots Between Text and Data (poster)
Ilona Stashko, Howard Shang, Shelley Hwang, P. Kelly Marcom, Steve Power

Geospatially Enabling Duke’s Enterprise Data Warehouse Tool (slides)

Howard Shang, Sohayla Pruitt

New Data Delivery Methods (roundtable discussion)
Howard Shang

Research Data Warehousing (roundtable discussion)
Stephanie Brinson

2012 Conferences

DCHI Meetings, Conferences and Symposia


February 20-24, 2012 |  Venetian-Palazzo-Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, NV


March 19-23, 2012 |  Parc Hotel, San Francisco, CA


  • Duke University’s Third Annual Informatics Conference (summary)

April 18, 2012 |  Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, Durham, NC


  • Clinical and Translational Research and Education Meeting (Joint Annual Meeting for the Association for Clinical Research Training, the American Federation for Medical Research and the Society for Clinical and Translational Science (ACRT/AFMR/SCTS) (presentations)

April 18-20, 2012 |  Omni Shoreham Hotel |  Washington, DC


June 24-28, 2012 | Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA


  • National Forum on Data & Analytics in Health Care

August 9, 2012  |  Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, Washington, DC


  • North Carolina Healthcare Information & Communications Alliance (NCHICA) Annual Conference (exhibit booth)

September 9-12, 2012 |  Grandover Resort, Greensboro, NC


  • Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM) Annual Conference (presentations) (exhibit booth)

September 22-25, 2012  |  J.W. Marriott, Los Angeles, CA 


  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Annual Symposium

September 29-October 4, 2012  |  McCormick Place, Chicago, IL


  • Healthcare Data Warehousing Association (HDWA) Annual Conference  (presentations)

October 2-4, 2012  |  Ottawa, Ontario


  • American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Conference (presentations) (exhibit booth)

November 3-7, 2012  |  Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL

Duke @ AMIA Annual Conference 2011

Oct 22-26, 2011
Washington Hilton, Washington, DC

A Systematic Approach for Testing Complex Clinical Decision Algorithms Implemented through Web Services (abstract)
Ellis B. Johns, Mary E. Cooley, Barbara Halpenny, Toni-Ann Saunders, Jane Brzozowski, Janet L Abrahm, Kensaku Kawamoto, Guilherme Del Fiol, David Lobach

An Evidence-based Checklist of Interventions for the Postoperative Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (abstract) (poster)
B. Gammon, V. Mittal, K. Whiting

An Ontology of Normal Tissue Effects in Radiation Therapy (poster)
Y. Ge, T. Minta, L. Yuan, Q. Wu

“Cloud-Based” Decision Support: Enabling Decision Support for a Commercial Electronic Health Record System Using Web Services (abstract) (poster)
David F. Lobach, John H. Ramsey, Ronald C. Harman, Abhi Muthiyan

Comparison of SNOMED CT versus Medcin Terminology Concept Coverage for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (article)
Diane Montella, MD; Steven H. Brown, MS MD; Peter L. Elkin, MD; James C. Jackson, PsyD; S. Trent Rosenbloom, MD MPH; Dietlind Wahner-Roedler, MD; Gail Welsh, MD;Bryan Cotton, MD;Oscar D. Guillamondegui, MD; Henry Lew, MD; Katherine H. Taber, PhD; Larry A. Tupler, PhD; Rodney Vanderploeg, PhD; and Theodore Speroff, PhD

Comparison and Reconciliation of Tuberculosis Data Elements (poster)
Mary Parker, Anita Walden, Meredith Nahm

Demonstrating “Collect once, Use Many” – Assimilating Public Health Secondary Data Use Requirements into an Existing Domain Analysis Model (article)
Cynthia Barton, RN; Crystal Kallem, RHIA; Patricia Van Dyke, RN; Donald Mon, PhD; and Rachel Richesson, PhD

Do You Believe in Angels?  Intellectual Property, Entrepreneurship, and Early Stage Funding

Travis Good, MD, MBA, Seth Watkins, JD, PhD, Whitney Winston,

Evaluating Clinical Decision Support for Population Health Management

Eric L. Eisenstein, Kensaku Kawamoto, Kevin J. Anstrom, Rex Edwards, Janese M. Willis, Jessica Simo, Susan D. Yaggy, David F. Lobach

Family Health History for Nontraditional Families
Jane Peace, PhD, RN, FNP

Infobuttons for Clinical Decision Support (panel)
Howard R. Strasberg, Guilherme Del Fiol, Tom Yosick, Clayton Curtis

As of July 2011, Guilherme Del Fiol is faculty at University of Utah.

OpenCDS: Enabling Clinical Decision Support at Scale through Open-Source, Standards-Based Software and Resources (poster)
Kensaku Kawamoto, David Shields, Guilherme Del Fiol

As of July 2011, Guilherme Del Fiol and Kensaku Kawamoto are faculty at University of Utah.

Open-Source, Standards-Based Software to Enable Decision Support (panel)
Guilherme Del Fiol, Kensaku Kawamoto, James J. Cimino

As of July 2011, Guilherme Del Fiol and Kensaku Kawamoto are faculty at University of Utah.  Kawamoto is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University.

Standards in Clinical Decision Support: Activities in Health Level Seven and Beyond (workshop) (slides)
Robert A. Jenders,
Guilherme Del Fiol, Kensaku Kawamoto

As of July 2011, Guilherme Del Fiol and Kensaku Kawamoto are faculty at University of Utah.  Kawamoto is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University.

Usability Evaluation of a Personal Health Record (article)
Noa Segall, PhD; Jeffrey G. Saville, RN; Pete L’Engle; Boyd Carlson; Melanie C. Wright, PhD; Kevin Schulman, MD, MBA; and James E. Tcheng, MD

Visual Mapping of Patient Medical Profile to Clinical Guideline (article)
K. Mane, P. Owen, C. Schmitt, C. Bizon, K. Gersing