AMIA Awards University of Virginia Team First Prize in 2013 Student Design Challenge

Monday, December 16, 2013

Finalists Presented Novel Clinical Documentation Solutions to Informatics Experts at Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C.

BETHESDA, MD – Four finalist teams of graduate students from around the country presented solutions to re-invent electronic clinical documentation and its role in medical practice at AMIA’s first Student Design Challenge, sponsored by Salar. The finalists delivered presentations to a panel of judges and AMIA 2013 attendees during the AMIA Annual Symposium, November 15 – 20 in Washington, D.C.

The team from University of Virginia earned first place and a $1,000 cash prize for their presentation on The Electronic In-patient Progress Note: Less is More. Team members included medical students Cameron Coleman and Sara James; undergraduate students Lauren Dobry and Kevin McVey; team lead Dr. Lacey Colligan and faculty mentor Dr. Stephen Borowitz.

The Structured Concept Medical Encounter presented by a team from Vanderbilt University and Harvard University earned second place. Probabilistically Populated Medical Record Templates: Reducing Clinical Documentation Time Using Patient Cooperation from MIT received third place. Clinical Documentation for Event Log Viewing: A Medical Record Design and Usage Proposal presented by a team from the University of California, San Diego received fourth place.

“AMIA is proud to partner with Salar to present this opportunity that encourages students to work together across disciplines and produce innovative solutions,” said AMIA Chair Gilad J. Kuperman, MD, PhD, of New York Presbyterian Hospital. “We congratulate each of the finalists on outstanding presentations and hope that all of our members and attendees were inspired by the students’ vision.”  

AMIA’s Annual Symposium is the premier educational event in the field. The symposium presents leading-edge scientific research on biomedical and health informatics and over 100 scientific sessions. The Symposium presents work from across the spectrum of the informatics field -- translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics and public health informatics.

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AMIA, the leading professional association for informatics professionals, is the center of action for 4,000 informatics professionals from more than 65 countries. As the voice of the nation’s top biomedical and health informatics professionals, AMIA and its members play a leading role in assessing the effect of health innovations on health policy, and advancing the field of informatics. AMIA actively supports five domains in informatics: translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics, and public health informatics.