e-News December 22, 2011

December 22, 2011
Happy Holidays!
December 2011 VOL 3 ISSUE 45  AMIA Twitter  AMIA Linkedin AMIA Scribd




 
JAMIA As the biomedical informatics field evolves, articles published in JAMIA continue to reflect the new trends and emerging science that appeal to the readership. Since it’s important for the biomedical community to be well-informed regarding research and analysis within the field, E-News has provided a list of the top 10 most-cited JAMIA articles published in 2011. Please click on each headline to view the abstract. Full text is available by logging into your account. The articles are listed in descending order.

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Lucila Ohno-Machado and the JAMIA Editorial Board have published a special online issue of JAMIA that features some of the best work in patient-centered systems, patient safety and clinical research informatics. The special web issue of JAMIA can be viewed by clicking here.

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Special Supplement from TBI and CRI 2011 Published in JBI: Registration Open for 2012 Joint Summits
 


2012 Joint Summits A special online-only supplement comprising expanded versions of the best papers from the AMIA Joint Summits on Translational Science held in March 2011 has been published in the Journal of Biomedical Informatics (JBI). The AMIA Joint Summits on Translational Science are a set of two joined conferences held annually with the Translational Bioinformatics Summit (TBI) immediately preceding the Clinical Research Informatics Summit (CRI). The Joint Summits provide a venue to gather translational bioinformatics and clinical research informatics professionals from academia, industry, government and non-profit sectors, along with those interested in the full translational science spectrum.
 
The JBI special supplement contains eight manuscripts from the TBI Summit and seven from the CRI Summit. It is available open-access on Science Direct, which can be accessed by clicking here. The 2012 Joint Summits on Translational Science will be held March 19-23 at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco. Registration is open and can be accessed by clicking here.   

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10x1010x10 with The Ohio State University offers students an introduction to the field of clinical research informatics. Beginning Jan. 6, the clinical research informatics-based 10x10 virtual course will highlight the key challenges and opportunities facing CRI, and will expose students to key models, approaches, tools, regulatory/ethical issues and initiatives driving CRI developments and practice. The course also provides students an understanding of the relationships that exist between CRI and the clinical informatics and bioinformatics domains.

10x10 with University of Minnesota School of Nursing
will examine theories and frameworks for nursing, public health and healthcare informatics. The 10x10 virtual course, which begins Jan. 9, will offer students the opportunity to analyze principles, theories and informatics standards to select, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of information systems. Students will evaluate the impact of informatics on the roles of nursing, other health care professionals and the consumer. The course also covers policy ramifications of computerized information systems, including data integrity, ethical implications, legal requirements and professional practice standards, trends and issues.
 
Also available through the 10x10 program in the New Year:
  • 10x10 with Kansas University – begins Jan. 30
  • 10x10 with University of Utah – begins Feb. 1
  • 10x10 with University of Alabama Birmingham – begins March 1
To register for any of the above courses and to view course descriptions, click here.

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JAMIA Journal ClubJoin Editor-in-Chief Lucila Ohno-Machado and guest author Don E. Detmer, MD, MA, FACS, Medical Director for Advocacy and Health Policy at the American College of Surgeons, Professor Emeritus and Professor of Medical Education at the University of Virginia, online to discuss: A global travelers' electronic health record template standard for personal health records.
Dr. Detmer’s article appears in Vol. 19, Issue 1 of JAMIA, the peer-reviewed research journal that reports on what’s happening in informatics in biomedicine and health six times a year and daily online!
 
The webinar begins at 3 p.m. EST, Thursday, Jan. 5. While it’s free, you must register in advance. To register and view archived presentations on the JAMIA Journal Club homepage, click here. AMIA members and non-members are welcome to participate. 

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Public Policy NewsHospitals across the country will have new resources and support to make health care safer and less costly by targeting and reducing the millions of preventable injuries and complications from healthcare acquired conditions, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced recently. As a part of the Partnership for Patients initiative, a nationwide public-private collaboration to improve the quality, safety and affordability of health care for all Americans, $218 million will go to 26 state, regional, national or hospital system organizations that have been selected to participate. For more information, or to view participating organizations, click here. To read the press release, click here. 

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed a new downloadable software application to help covered entities and others determine if they're meeting HIPAA's security requirements. The free toolkit comes with a comprehensive User Guide and a self-contained, stand-alone software application that can run on Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Click here to learn more.

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF) will accept and review investigator-initiated proposals that address systems modeling in health services research. The Service Enterprise Systems program in the Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) division of the Engineering Directorate will be the lead program on this interdisciplinary topic. Through this partnership, AHRQ and NSF look to foster new collaborations among health services researchers and industrial and systems engineers with a specific emphasis on the supportive role of health IT. For more information click here.

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At its December meeting, the AMIA Board of Directors gave a virtual standing ovation to Nancy Lorenzi, outgoing Board Chair, for her two-years of steadfast leadership. Gil Kuperman 2012-2013 Board Chair said of Lorenzi, “Her leadership in realigning AMIA’s strategic plan has charted AMIA on a course towards even more informatics leadership and service to members.” One of Nancy’s priorities was open communications with members. Her last leadership request is for each member to stay abreast of board discussions by visiting the Board Meeting Summaries on AMIA’s website. Click here to read more. 

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The AMIA election site is open today for members to vote on the proposed changes to AMIA’s Bylaws. As was announced during the recent 30-day open comment period, a major objective identified in AMIA’s Realigned Strategic Plan was the need to reconfigure AMIA’s bylaws and standard operating procedures to support a more streamlined and nimble organization. The new version removes many operational details and instead incorporates these details into handbooks and manuals that can be easily updated as the organization evolves. An e-mail was sent to each regular voting member from Susanne Vellucci at Susanne@amia.org. If you did not receive an e-mail and you are a voting member, please contact us.

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Renew your AMIA membership today and avoid a lapse in the perks afforded to members. Here are a few highlights:
  • Uninterrupted access to JAMIA, AMIA’s premier journal (enhanced content in 2012)
  • Weekly updates, AMIA E-News
  • World-class networking opportunities like AMIA’s new communites.amia.org
  • Educational opportunities and many different special events.
If you’re a member and haven’t received a renewal notice, please contact Ceira Blount at ceira@amia.org. You can also renew online by clicking here. Select the appropriate invoice and follow the check out process.  

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Editor’s Note: Due to the holiday season, E-News will not be published Thursday, Dec. 29, or Thursday, Jan. 5. The next edition of E-News will be Thursday, Jan. 12.
 

 
 
 
 

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