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Informatics Research Seminar: Data Challenges with Real-Time Safety Event Detection & Clinical Decision Support

October 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Speaker: Eric Kirkendall, MD
Presented from Wake Forest

Broadcast Link: Seminar

At Duke, all seminars live or broadcast will be held in Hock Auditorium from 4-5 pm.


The Decision Support Analytics Workgroup (DSAW) at Cinncinati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) was founded by Dr. Eric Kirkendall. The collaborative continues to investigate the links between the effectiveness of clinical decision support (CDS), patient safety, and user efficiency. Many of the research projects have also incorporated artificial intelligence techniques (e.g., natural language processing) and other innovative methods to detect adverse events/harm across multiple hospital environments. The results have shown vast improvements in detecting and mitigating errors compared to traditional methods. This seminar will focus on how Decision Support Analytics and Healthcare Innovation are utilized to solve problems such as data challenges and real-time safety event detection when being used as part of clinical decision support.


Dr. Eric Kirkendall is a pediatrician that uses health information technology to maximize patient safety and quality in clinical care delivery, data management, and novel application/software development. He is the former Associate Chief Medical Information Officer in Cincinnati Children’s, overseeing the design, implementation, and optimization of the electronic health record and other associated technologies. Dr. Kirkendall was recruited to Wake Forest Baptist Health, to help lead NNGN™ (“engine”) – the Wake Forest Center for Healthcare Innovation. In that role Eric utilizes informatics tools and technologies to accomplish NNGN’s mission of rapidly translating innovation and discoveries into our clinical enterprise, promoting increased care quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness.



October 9, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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