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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 i2b2.org/NLP 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

Funding agency perspectives: the current landscape for human factors & social science research within informatics

The AMIA People and Organizational Issues Working Group and Evaluation Working Group are proud to co-sponsor this webinar. 
The purpose of this webinar is to learn about federal agency priorities for human factors and social science research within informatics. Leaders from NLM, ONC, AHRQ, and NSF will present their strategic and funding priorities as related to these domains. Webinar participants will be invited to ask questions regarding these priorities.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the learner should be better able to:

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

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. 

We are continuing the theme of open notes from the last webinar. The following paper will be discussed during this webinar:

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

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. 

We are continuing the theme of open notes from the last webinar. The following paper will be discussed during this webinar:

Student Design Challenge - Words of Wisdom

Every year, the AMIA Annual Symposium features some of the organization's best and brightest students and their ideas with the annual Student Design Challenge (SDC). This year's submission deadline is rapidly approaching (June 30). The Student Working Group is hosting a webinar entitled, "Student Design Challenge: Words of Wisdom" to help students considering putting together a submission to make it the most successful possible. Webinar speakers feature past SDC finalists and winners, as well as the input of one of the SDC judges, Dr. Madhu Reddy.

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