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Vanderbilt creates AI and natural language processing voice assistant for its Epic EHR

(From HealthIT News, April 5, 2018)   Vanderbilt creates AI and natural language processing voice assistant for its Epic EHR Caregivers can interact with the EHR using natural language queries and more quickly get the answers they need in an unobtrusive manner.   Vanderbilt University Medical Center has developed a voice assistant for caregivers to use navigating the hospital's Epic electronic health record.

Jerome and Denny study reveals safety signal from genes that mimic drugs

(From Medical Xpress, March 2, 2018) Study reveals safety signal from genes that mimic drugs March 2, 2018 by Paul Govern, Vanderbilt University Prospective mothers taking a new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs might incur higher risk of spina bifida in their future children, according to a study published in the journal Drug Safety by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Bradley Malin on Blockchain and Genomics

(From Wired Magazine, February 21, 2018) Solve Genomics With The Blockchain? By Adam Rodgers, Wired Magazine SCIENTISTS LUST AFTER genomes like the wolf from a Tex Avery cartoon, heart pounding in throat, tongue lolling, fist pounding on the table, submarine-dive-ahOOOgah!-alarm sounding—all out of desire for the hot, hot data curled coaxingly inside every one of your cells.

Kevin Johnson on Making Precision Medicine Patient Friendly

(From MedCity News, December 12, 2016)   How to Make Precision Medicine More Patient-Friendly by Neil Versel   Dr. Kevin Johnson, chief informatics officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has a theory about how to explain precision medicine to laypeople.

Jeremy Warner on Precision Cancer Medicine Apps

(from GenomeWeb, November 9, 2016) Vanderbilt's Precision Cancer Medicine App Brings Genomic Data to Point of Care by Uduak Grace Thomas NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Enabling precision medicine at the point of care requires ready access to genomic information within the clinical workflow as well as tools to help clinicians make sense of the information presented to them.

WebMD Article on Josh Peterson and the Challenges of E-Prescribing

(from WebMD, November 29, 2016) Hospital E-Prescribing: Trouble for Older Adults? by Kathleen Doheny ​ TUESDAY, Nov. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preprogrammed doses of medications that can raise the risk of falls are often set too high for older hospital patients, new research shows.