Hammond is Invited Chairperson of National Healthcare Informatics Summit

W. Ed Hammond, PhD, Director of the Duke Center for Health Informatics, was asked to be the Chairperson of the 2019 National Healthcare Informatics Summit held in Pasadena, CA, March 18-19, 2019.  This two day event focused on problems and solutions to the most critical issues facing the leaders of the nation’s healthcare organizations.  Representatives from hospitals and healthcare systems around the country were present to share, listen, learn and collaborate on solutions to the healthcare industries most pressing concerns.  Dr. Hammond’s presentation was entitled, “Make the Future.”

 

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.

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

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.

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.