Informatics Research Seminar: The integration of knowledge resources into EHR systems

December 16 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm


Speaker: Guilherme Del Fiol, MD, PhD



In this seminar, Dr. Del Fiol will focus on the integration of knowledge resources into EHR systems. He will present his experience with the design, implementation, and evaluation of the Intermountain Healthcare Infobutton Manager software component. He will also provide a quick overview of the HL7 Context-Aware Knowledge Retrieval (Infobutton) Standard, which has been widely adopted in the healthcare IT industry. Finally, he will summarize his ongoing research efforts on knowledge integration at Duke.


Guilherme Del Fiol, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Division of Clinical Informatics in the Duke Department of Community and Family Medicine. Dr. Del Fiol has over 14 years of experience in health informatics, including roles in the implementation of healthcare IT systems and applied clinical informatics research. Before joining Duke in August 2008, Dr. Del Fiol served as one of the lead architects of a corporate-wide clinical knowledge management infrastructure at Intermountain Healthcare, a large integrated healthcare network based in Salt Lake City, Utah. At Intermountain, he was also the lead architect of a software component (“Infobutton Manager”) that enables the integration of knowledge resources into electronic health records.
Dr. Del Fiol is an active member of the Health Level 7 (HL7) standard development organization, where he has bee leading the development of the HL7 Infobutton Standard. Within Duke, Dr. Del Fiol has been working on a number of grant-funded research projects devoted to the design, implementation, and evaluation of clinical decision support applications via Web services. He is also the lead informatician on the development of an application to support the MURDOCK Study. More recently, Dr. Del Fiol received a career development award from the AHRQ and a contract with the Veterans Hospital Administration which will fund the initiation of his independent research on knowledge integration into EHR systems within Duke.