Working Group

Integrated ICU Checklist in EHR

The AMIA Intensive Care Informatics Working Group is proud to present this webinar. 

The value of the ICU checklist has been recognized and validated in multiple studies, yet its adoption is not universal. One of the most challenging barriers for adoption is lack of integration within the EHR. Most EHR vendors do not offer a prebuilt tool that can be readily utilized. In this presentation, we will demonstrate the end result of development and optimization of the electronic ICU check list and how it is currently used across all ICUs in an academic medical center.

Workflow Analysis: Opening Pandora's Box

The AMIA Evaluation and People and Organizational Issues Working Groups are proud to present this webinar.

Workflow is considered a key element for the success in design and implementation of health information technologies. Workflow studies are needed to understand current practice as well as evaluate the impact of health information technologies in quality, safety, cost and efficiency of care. The researcher and designers generally use typical workflow analysis techniques such as qualitative theme analysis, time and motion analysis.

Addressing Current Issues in Interoperability and Health Information Exchange (IHIE) - Introduction to the AMIA IHIE Discussion Forum

This webinar will introduce the newly created AMIA discussion forum on Interoperability and Health Information Exchange and discuss its goals and planned activities vis-a-vis current challenges in clinical data interoperability, data exchange, and data aggregation.      

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

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 papers will be discussed:

Health Natural Language Processing Center (hNLP)

The Health Natural Language Processing (hNLP) Center targets a key challenge to current hNLP research and health-related human language technology development: the lack of health-related language data. Without shared data, the research community cannot build on each other’s scientific progress as they do in other disciplines where massive amounts of data are available. Even worse, the stakeholders and consumers of hNLP technology in health discovery and care have little access to robust hNLP technology, and are left with needing to implement all methods from scratch on their own data.

Participatory Design in Biomedical Informatics - Process, Benefits & Challenges

Biomedical informatics is intrinsically an interdisciplinary field, drawing on theory, methods, and expertise from multiple fields. When it comes to human-centered design of health information technology, biomedical informatics regularly draws on concepts from human factors engineering, usability, and sociotechnical systems. To date, however, the field of Design is underexplored and underutilized in biomedical informatics. Theory and Methods from the Design field, when paired with multiple other theoretical domains, can assist us with improving how health information technology works.

i2b2 Clinical NLP Data Sets

This webinar will give a tour of the i2b2 clinical data sets that have been developed for the i2b2 shared tasks since 2006.  The topics covered by the data sets include de-identification, smoking status classification, diagnosis of obesity and its comorbidities, medication extraction, concepts, assertions, and relations, coreference resolution, temporal relations, heart disease risk factors, and research domains for psychiatry.  All data sets are distributed through with a data use agreement.

Enhancing Rigor and Transparency in Translational Research - Adopting Tools that Support Reproducible Research

Reproducible research -- in which data generation, analysis and documentation is sufficient so that others may replicate results and the research process -- is a key component of implementing rigor and transparency in research.  Investigators have a responsibility to implement reproducible research practices, yet there are many challenges to doing so in a collaborative research environment within an academic medical center.  We will present an overview of reproducible research through motivating examples, but our focus will be on demonstrating recent advances in tools for the implementation


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