2020 March JAMIA Journal Club Webinar

March 12, 2020
3:00PM
4:00PM
EDT
Fee: 
Free for AMIA members; $50 for non-members.
Presenters: 
Christopher Metts, MD

Using REDCap and Apple ResearchKit to integrate patient questionnaires and clinical decision support into the electronic health record to improve sexually transmitted infection testing in the emergency department

Article co-author Christopher Metts will discuss this month's JAMIA Journal Club selection:

Ahmad FA, Payne PRO, Lackey I, et al. Using REDCap and Apple ResearchKit to integrate patient questionnaires and clinical decision support into the electronic health record to improve sexually transmitted infection testing in the emergency department. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020;27(2):265–273. doi:10.1093/jamia/ocz182 [Article]
 

Presenter

Christopher Metts, MD
Assistant Professor, College of Medicine
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Christopher L. Metts, MD, is an attending clinical pathologist at the Medical University of South Carolina, and medical director of Outreach Laboratories in Charleston. He has recently returned to medicine after twenty years of entrepreneurship as founder of a software development firm. He is a full-stack mobile and web developer, serving as lead designer, programmer, and system administrator for hundreds of client projects. Dr. Metts is the sole developer of status/post, a native iOS application that has been employed in over fifty research projects at a dozen academic institutions in the US and Canada.  

Format

  • 35-minute discussion between the authors and the JAMIA Student Editorial Board moderators including salient features of the published study and its potential impact on practice.
  • 25-minute discussion of questions submitted by listeners via the webinar tools and moderated by JAMIA Student Editorial Board members
JAMIA Journal Club managers and monthly moderators are JAMIA Student Editorial Board members:

Manager

Maryam Zolnoori, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Digital Health Sciences and Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN



Moderator

Jason Thomas, PhD Student - NLM Predoctoral Trainee, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education Department, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

 

 

Citation

The PubMed citation for the paper under discussion is:

Ahmad FA, Payne PRO, Lackey I, et al. Using REDCap and Apple ResearchKit to integrate patient questionnaires and clinical decision support into the electronic health record to improve sexually transmitted infection testing in the emergency department. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020;27(2):265–273. doi:10.1093/jamia/ocz182 [Article]

Student Access

Students who are not AMIA members, but whose academic institutions are members of the Academic Forum, are eligible for a complimentary JAMIA Journal Club registration. Please contact Susanne Arnold at susanne@amia.org for the discount code. In the email, please include: full name, Academic Department, and the primary Academic Forum representative of that Academic Department. Note that AMIA Student memberships are $50, which allow access to JAMIA, all JAMIA Journal Clubs, and other webinars of interest to the biomedical informatics community. 

Statement of Purpose

Audio-enhanced computer-assisted self-interviews (ACASIs) have been documented in the literature as methods that facilitate obtaining accurate sensitive social information from patients in a variety of clinical settings. However, the integration of these methods into clinical care is somewhat limited. While some electronic health record (EHRs) systems provide the ability to deliver patient questionnaires, access to build and deliver these are contained within the proprietary systems, limiting the ability to adapt them for use in new settings. Additionally, modifications to the EHR can be costly and time-consuming, requiring involvement of system analysts and programmers to develop, modify, and maintain clinical decision support (CDS) tools.

With this project, we endeavored to develop a software platform to integrate clinical decision support related to risk-factors for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) into our emergency department workflow, provide EHR integration, and mechanisms to develop and maintain a CDS tool without the need for EHR system analysts or programmers. These goals were achieved through integration of the popular REDCap web application for CDS design and data collection, Apple’s ResearchKit for survey delivery to patients using an iPad, and an internally developed application to facilitate communication between the iPad and EHR.
 

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is professionals and students interested in biomedical and health informatics.

Learning Objectives

The general learning objective for all of the JAMIA Journal Club webinars is that participants will

  • Use a critical appraisal process to assess article validity and to gauge article findings' relevance to practice

After this live activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Design software platforms that leverage REDCap for content management, CDS logic, and depositing sensitive patient data in a HIPAA-compliant environment
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of using “native” apps vs. web apps in clinical settings
  • Recognize advantages of ACASIs for collecting sensitive information from adolescent patients
     

This JAMIA Journal Club does not offer continuing education credit.

In our dedication to providing unbiased education even when no CE credit is associated with it, we provide planners’ and presenters’ disclosure of relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that has the potential to introduce bias in the presentation: 

Disclosures for this Activity

These faculty, planners, and staff who are in a position to control the content of this activity disclose that they and their life partners have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests: 

JAMIA Journal Club planners: Michael Chiang, Jason Thomas, Maryam Zolnoori
AMIA staff: Susanne Arnold, Pesha Rubinstein

JAMIA Journal Club presenter Christopher Metts discloses that he is a stockholder in Infinite Arms, LLC.  

Contact Info

For questions about webinar access, email Susanne@amia.org.