A large fraction of information in electronic medical records is “locked” in narrative documents, such as provider notes, radiology reports, etc. Natural language processing technology can be used to extract information from narrative documents. However, it remains underutilized, because in many cases natural language processing solutions require advanced computer science expertise and/or expensive commercial software.
Statement of Purpose
Biomedical data has grown too large for most research groups to host and analyze the data from large projects themselves. Data commons provide an alternative by co-locating data, storage and computing resources with commonly used software services, applications and tools for analyzing, harmonizing and sharing data to create an interoperable resource for the research community. We give an overview of data commons and describe some lessons learned from the NCI Genomic Data Commons, the BloodPAC Data Commons and the Bionimbus Data Commons.
The Informatics Paper Club of the Air presented by the AMIA CIS-WG is a regularly scheduled Paper Club series that will address the gap in knowledge and performance by an ongoing review of literature and by exposing our clinical informaticists to evidence-based approaches and strategies with discussions centered on incorporating those strategies into their practices.
The following paper will be discussed:
Vawdrey DK, Wilcox LG, Collins S, Feiner S, Mamykina O, Stein DM, et al. Awareness of the Care Team in Electronic Health Records. Appl Clin Inform. 2011;2(4):395-405.
As EHR adoption becomes ubiquitous, interoperability and health information exchange (IHIE) remain unachieved goals for realizing the full potential of EHRs to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of care. Much attention and enthusiasm have accompanied several recent innovations that promise to finally “solve” longstanding barriers to IHIE, including FHIR, OAuth, Carequality, and Commonwell. But will they?
Few opportunities exist for physician trainees to gain training in clinical informatics, an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) -accredited, board-certified specialty. Currently, twenty-one (21) approved programs exist nationwide for the formal training of fellows interested in pursuing careers in this discipline. Residents and fellows in training have few avenues available to gain experience in clinical informatics, largely due to an already full curriculum.
This webinar is a one hour event sponsored by the AMIA Student Working Group, to help answer questions about opportunities in the new clinical informatics fellowship. With the recent ACGME accreditation of a two-year fellowship at many programs around the country, many questions remain about the current state of the fellowship and the future.
Patient care doesn’t take place at a single site nor is it provided by a single medical specialty. Complex care involves numerous providers, including nursing, collaborating over time which requires the ability to exchange patient information that can be integrated into the health record to increase knowledge.
What happens when you democratize DNA? 23andMe started 12 years ago with the belief that when you break down barriers to genetic information, you enable revolutions in healthcare and research. With the largest genotyped, phenotyped, consented and recontactable database of individuals in the world, we can do research in unprecedented ways. Find out how we are leveraging these capabilities in scientific discovery, therapeutics, and consumer product development.
The audience for this webinar are those who believe consumers will power the future of genetic research.
Please join SPC Neil Sarkar and AMIA’s VP of Education and Academic Affairs Jeffrey Williamson as they discuss the upcoming 2017 Annual Symposium. AMIA staff will also be sharing some tips and tricks for navigating the symposium.
After participating in this activity, the learner should be better able to: