e-News 6.28.12 - NI2012 winners/Dr. Curtis/HISB call for papers/Dr. Scarlat/NCVHA report

Thursday, June 28, 2012

AMIA e-News
JUNE 2012 VOL 4 ISSUE 25   
Clayton Curtis, MD, PhD

Who is Curtis Clayton?

“I’m a cultural translator and kind of institutional glue trying to keep the clinical and technical communities aware of each other and trying to use technology and health IT to improve patient care ... I grew up partly in Ethiopia and I’m a second generation U.S. Public Health Service commissioned officer … I traveled the length and breadth of a very large and very diverse country and it really did shape my outlook going forward.“

Curtis Clayton, MD, PhD, is the newest Face of AMIA. Dr. Clayton earned his MD as a family practitioner, going on to obtain a BS in engineering and a PhD in management information systems. He summarizes his life’s work succinctly by referring to the title of the 2010 President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology report: “Realizing the Full Potential of Health Information Technology to Improve Healthcare for Americans”.

NI 2012 Paper Award Winners. Congratulations!

The NI2012 Conference was a great success drawing upwards of 550 attendees.

22 Panels  -  80 Papers  -  15 Student Papers -  9 Theater Style Demonstrations  -  5 Workshops  -  5 Tutorials  -  245 Posters -   3 keynotes   -  1 plenary panel
Proceedings available here.

Diane J. Skiba, PhD, Professor, Healthcare Informatics, College of Nursing, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus; and NI2012 organizing committee member, reviewer and awards judge offered high praise for the Best Student Paper winner. "The concept analysis of a workaround was brilliant.  The analysis provides new insights into the meaning of workarounds and how important it is for the informatics discipline to examine and differentiate concepts and their links to theories. The authors state that terms like workaround are vague and lack the connection to theory base.  It is also assumed that workarounds are negative and should be eliminated. Based on this analysis, this might not be the case.  This paper is a must read."

Best Student Paper
Definition and Relational Specification of Work-around, Jennifer A. Browne, Carrie Jo Braden, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, USA
Distinguished Paper Awards
Workarounds Used by Nurses to Overcome Design Constraints of Electronic Health Records, Sarah A. Collins, Partners HealthCare, Wellesley, MA; Matthew Fred, Lauren Wilcox, David K. Vawdrey, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Changes in nurses’ work associated with computerised information systems: Opportunities for international comparative studies using the revised Work Observation Method By Activity Timing (WOMBAT), Johanna I. Westbrook, Nerida J. Creswick, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Christine Duffield, RN PhD, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney; Ling Li, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; William T. M. Dunsmuir, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Use of Narrative Nursing Records for Nursing Research, Hyeoun-Ae Park, College of Nursing, Seoul National University, Seoul, InSook Cho Inha University, Incheon, Hee-Jung Ahn, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea

NI 2012 Poster Palooza sponsored by AMIA NI-WG

AMIA-NG members shook up the old world order by launching Poster Palooza to let attendees vote on the best posters at NI2012. A good poster has visual appeal, scientific merit, and makes contribution to nursing informatics. No rules, vote early, vote often and highlight great work! Attendees voted online via surveymonkey. NI-WG members supported PosterPalooza as a fun way to bring attention to a rising stars, recognition to colleagues doing outstanding work in nursing informatics and promote personal work.

Posters + Palooza + NI2012 Attendees = A Ton of Fun!

Poster Palooza winner! Navigating telehealth in rehabilitation: One nurse’s orientation odyssey, Colleen A. Berding, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo.

AMIA co-sponsors HISB 2012: Analyzing Big Data for Healthcare and Biomedical Sciences

2nd Annual IEEE Healthcare Informatics, Imaging and Systems Biology Conference
University of California, San Diego, September 27 - 28, 2012

Call for Papers
Paper and abstract submission: July 24, 2012   The best papers will appear in JAMIA or JBCB (Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology)

General Chair: Lucila Ohno-Machado, UC San Diego; Steering Committee Co-Chairs: Xue-Wen Chen, University of Kansas; Tanveer Syeda Mahmood, IBM; Scientific Program Committee

  • Healthcare Informatics Christopher Chute, Mayo Clinic; Michael Matheny, Vanderbilt University
  • Imaging Sameer Antani, National Library of Medicine; Daniel Rubin, Stanford University
  • Systems Biology & Bioinformatics Phil Bourne,UC San Diego; Hsei-Wei Wang, National Yang-Ming University

Alexander Scarlat authors book on EHR

AMIA member, Alexander Scarlat, MD, Dr. Scarlat, is a board certified anesthesiologist with a degree in computer sciences and a background in clinical informatics has published a new book, Electronic Health Record: a Systems Analysis of the Medications Domain, which introduces the tools and methodology of Structured Systems Analysis as well as the nuances of the Medications domain. The book provides a top-down decomposition along two main paths: data in motion – workflows, processes, activities and tasks in parallel to the analysis of data at rest – database structures, conceptual, logical models and entities relationship diagrams.

Forward by John D. Halamka, MD
“…What is the ideal medication workflow? Simple – from doctor’s brain to patient’s vein without handwriting, handoffs, or hassle. Dr. Scarlat’s clear explanations empower healthcare professionals with tools that will enhance any IT project … it provides a framework that will enable clinicians to communicate with technologist. I plan to use this book in the BIDMC medication work, which seeks to achieve zero defects, cost reductions, and patient engagement …”

Meet Hongin Wang at UTHealth

AMIA member, Hongin Wang, PhD., is Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas health Science Center at Houston, School of Biomedical Informatics.
His research projects include: computational modeling of human attention; cognitive-affective interactions in human decision making; modeling human spatial cognition; brain and cognitive mechanisms of skill acquisition; and number sense, mathematical cognition.

AMIA Member Leads Newly Formed ARCH-IT

A new national group formed to provide a strong voice for the 62 Regional Extension Centers that provide assistance and guidance for the adoption and use of health information technology. AMIA member, David M. Bergman, Executive Director, leads the Association of Regional Centers for Health Information Technology, or ARCH-IT, represents Regional Extension Programs and the unique needs of the independent health care providers served by RECs in every state.

Friends of the National Library of Medicine 2012 Annual Awards Gala

The Honorees will be recognized in Washington, September 11. Purchase tickets or learn more about FNLM's programs, including NIH MedlinePlus magazine, Mentoring in Medicine.
  • Paul G. Rogers Public Service Award -- The Honorable John Edward Porter, Former U.S. Congressman from Illinois, Chair of Research!America and Vice-Chair of the Foundation for the NIH
  • Distinguished Medical Science Award -- Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Distinguished Health Communications Award -- Karen Hunter, Senior Vice President, Global Academic & Customer Relations, Elsevier
  • Michael E. Debakey Library Outreach Services Award -- Anna Ercoli Schnitzer, MLIS, Disabilities Librarian, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan

NCVHS Report: The Community as a Learning System:
Using Local Data to Improve Local Health

The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) posted a Report to the Secretary on The Community as a Learning System for Health: Using Local Data to Improve Local Health.

10x10 Nursing Informatics

University of Minnesota School of Nursing 10x10 Course Bonnie L. Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Nursing Informatics and serves as the Director of the University of Minnesota School of Nursing 10x10 offering. Dr. Westra is a member of the AMIA Board of Directors and the AMIA Nursing Informatics Working Group, as well as co-chair of the Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI). She sits on the Minnesota eHealth Advisory Committee and co-chaired the Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records. Her research focuses on standardized terminologies and secondary analysis of EHR data with an emphasis on improving the health of older adults in the community.

The UMN School of Nursing 10x10 course focuses on the analysis, modeling, standardization and development and deployment of the electronic health record and safe exchange of patient data. The course examines the implications of informatics for practice, including nursing, public health and healthcare in general.

10x10 Virtual Course Schedule July – August

REGISTER TODAY … earn valuable CMEs

July 9           Nursing Informatics – University of Minnesota School of Nursing                    
                    56.18 ANC credits/67.4 MBN credits available

July 23         Healthcare Interface Design – University of Texas Health Science Center     
                   (CMEs currently not available)

July 25         Introduction to Biomedical and Health Informatics – OHSU
                   56 Category 1 AMA PRA credits available

August 20    Survey of Biomedical Informatics – Nova Southeastern University
                   48 CME credits available

August 23    Information Technology in Healthcare Delivery – U. of Ala. Birmingham 
                   48 CME/ANCC credits available

August 27    Survey Course of the Field of Health Informatics – Kansas University
                   45 AMA Category 1 CME credits available

ONC announces 100,000 Providers Paid for EHR Incentive Programs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) have announced that as of May 31, 2012 over 100,000 eligible health care providers received a payment through the CMS Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs totaling more than $5.7 billion in EHR Incentive Program payments as of the end of May 2012.
For AMIA members who have not yet participated, CMS has developed resources to guide participants through the stages of the programs, including the CMS EHR listserv which keeps members informed of upcoming deadlines, program updates and newly-released materials.

Georgetown University’s Center on Education and Workforce Healthcare Report

Demand for healthcare is soaring in the U.S., double the rate of the national economy over the next eight years. Report available here.

JAMIA Mobile Optimized!

JAMIA now features easy to use mobile access. Full text and PDF exclusively for AMIA members and subscribers.  Login with your JAMIA user name and password. Your default login to JAMIA is this email address and your default password is “password” unless you have changed it to something more secure.  Need mobile access instructions? View this PDF. Forgot your login information? Click here.

Teleconference-Webinar: PCORI Will Host National Workshop to Advance Use of Electronic Data

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will convene a select group of researchers and thought leaders for the “National Workshop to Advance the Use of Electronic Data in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research,” in July, in Palo Alto, Calif. The workshop will focus on developing ideas for how PCORI can facilitate the creation or function of a national data infrastructure to support high quality patient-centered outcomes research.  All presentations, panels and discussion sessions will be available through a live interactive webcast.

Nominations: AMIA Board of Directors 2012 Deadline July 3

Are you ready and willing to serve the Association, its members and the profession? The Nominating Committee of AMIA welcomes nominations for five positions: Board Chair and four Directors. Experienced, thoughtful, forward-thinking individuals with diverse experience are sought for volunteer leadership. Members are encouraged to self-nominate or advance names of eligible candidates for positions by July 3.

The nomination process is open to all regular AMIA members. The Board plays a crucial leadership role determining governance, program and policy directives. Send nominations to Kristin Schelin, AMIA Director of Operations and Programs, kristin@amia.org.

More information on criteria

Nominations: AMIA Signature Awards due July 12

AMIA requests nominations for the AMIA New Investigator Award, the Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award, the Don Eugene Detmer Award for Health Policy Contributions in Informatics and the Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics.These awards are part of the AMIA Signature Awards program designed to highlight individuals whose work has embodied the innovative spirit of informatics and created lasting effects by transforming both the health care system and biomedical research. AMIA Signature Awards provide a path of recognition for the immeasurable talent its membership holds by showcasing their rich history of achievement.

Submit nominations to Jeff Williamson, AMIA Vice President of Education and Academic Affairs, jeff@amia.org by July 12. Submit only one nomination letter per candidate. More than one individual can co-sign a nomination letter when appropriate.

Award winners will be announced prior to the AMIA 2012 Annual Symposium. More details on criteria.

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