Working Group

Canary: a free Natural Language Processing Platform for Clinicians and Researchers

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.

How Data Commons are Changing the Way that Large Biomedical Datasets are Analyzed and Shared

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.

AMIA CIS-WG Presents - The Informatics Paper Club of the Air XVI

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.

Taking Stock of Recent Innovations for Interoperability and Health Information Exchange: FHIR, OAuth, Carequality, and CommonWell

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? 

The UCLA Health Resident Informaticist Program – A Novel Clinical Informatics Training Program

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.

23andMe: The Power of Genetic Information

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.


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