AMIA 2015 Year-in-Review Sessions

Tuesday, November 17

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Year-in-Review sessions are popular, standing-room-only, sessions.

S56: Featured Presentation - Informatics Year in Review

Continental 5, Ballroom Level

R. Altman, Stanford University; P. Flatley Brennan, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The annual Year in Review for Biomedical and Health Informatics is one of the highlights of the AMIA conference. This year's session consolidates and reflects research and publications in the field of Biomedical and Health Informatics. As in the past, this session will review a sample of notable publications and events that have occurred in the past two months. This includes new findings from the published literature, achievements in operational applications of informatics, changes in public policy and government, and emerging new technologies. This presentation will have two outstanding presenters who will review advances in two broad areas, biomedical informatics and Health informatics, and cover both quantitative and qualitative methods.

S57: Didactic Panel - The Best of Imaging Informatics Research 2015

Theme: Imaging Informatics
Continental 4, Ballroom Level

C. Kahn, University of Pennsylvania; B. Erickson, Mayo Clinic

Over the past decade, there have been rapid advances in imaging informatics research. As the storage and display of multidimensional image data has become commonplace and “off the shelf”, imaging informatics has focused increasingly on information not found in pixels and voxels. For example, new ontologies are now available to capture information in the imaging report. New structured data capture technologies and natural language processing capabilities provide discrete data that can be analyzed in concert with other data from the electronic medical record. Likewise, novel quantitative image analysis techniques give us new methods to diagnose clinical conditions and discern their time course. Machine learning methods applied both to images and imaging reports have accelerated our ability to extract meaningful clinical information from images. Several more practical advances, such as standardized work flow and analytic tools have modernized the practice of radiology and other clinical imaging specialties. Advances in imaging informatics research will be reviewed in this session.

S58: Didactic Panel - Looking Back and Moving Forward: A Review of Public and Global Health Informatics Literature and Events

Theme: Global eHealth
Continental 6, Ballroom Level

B. Dixon, Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health/Regenstrief Institute; J. Pina, RTI International; J. Richards, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; H. Kharrazi, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health; A. Turner, University of Washington School of Public Health

Over the past decade, the disciplines of public health and global health informatics have rapidly expanded and continue to evolve within the field of biomedical informatics. Increased attention and activity by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as many health ministries, the World Health Organization, and non-governmental organizations are generating new knowledge and lessons regarding the development, implementation, and use of information systems in health care delivery around the globe. Thus, a growing body of literature now contains important insights and lessons from international informatics activities, stimulating the need to synthesize the knowledge for the field. In this panel, a review of recent literature in the areas of public health and global health informatics will be presented. Key articles revealing trends, methods, and lessons will be summarized to bring attendees up-to-date on the use of informatics to improve population health as well as care in low resource settings.