VUMC DBMI — Events

DBMI Grand Rounds Spring 2024

Events are in HYBRID FORMAT. Please attend events in-person at 2525 West End Avenue, Room 8110. Microsoft Teams links are available for remote attendees. NOTE: Our Research Colloquiums are hosted under VU's ZOOM licenses and can be accessed by attendees.

Contact lina.sulieman@vumc.org and mia.garchitorena@vumc.org if you have questions!


DBMI Grand Rounds: Wednesday, February 28, 2024:

Speakers: Tara B. Horr, MD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Director, Vanderbilt Home-based Hospice & Palliative Care; Founding Medical Director, Vanderbilt Hospital-at-Home; Outpatient Clinical Service Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine; Chief Medical Advisor, Vanderbilt Home Care Services; Michelle Lewis, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine at VUMC

Talk Title: "Vanderbilt Hospital at Home, Building a Hospital Without Walls"

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LOCATION/TIME

2525 West End Ave, Room 8110
12:00 to 1:00 pm CT
 

Microsoft Teams link provided here.
Meeting ID: 233 636 555 884
Passcode: LuqDjo

NOTE: Lunch provided first come, first served


DBMI Special Seminar: Tuesday, March 5, 2024:

Speakers: Oliver Bear Don't Walk IV, PhD, MS, (he/him, they/them) Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education at the University of Washington and a citizen of the Apsáalooke Nation.

Talk Title: "Leveraging Social Determinants of Health Information to Promote Equitable Machine Learning in Healthcare"

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LOCATION/TIME

2525 West End Ave, Room 8110
12:00 to 1:00 pm CT
 

Microsoft Teams link provided here.
Meeting ID: 275 292 005 483
Passcode: 57eJWy

NOTE: No CME or lunch provided for this event.


DBMI Grand Rounds: Wednesday, March 6, 2024:

Speaker: Lindsey Knake, MD, MS, Assistant Professor and Associate Chief Health Information Officer of Pediatrics, University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital

Talk Title: "A Guide to Exploring Epic's Cosmos Universe: Insights from Studying Tiny Babies"

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LOCATION/TIME

2525 West End Ave, Room 8110
12:00 to 1:00 pm CT

Microsoft Teams link provided here.
Meeting ID: 230 896 207 684
Passcode: fEmPHQ

NOTE: Lunch provided first come, first served


DBMI Grand Rounds: Wednesday, March 20, 2024:

Speaker: Jessica Ancker, PhD, MPH, FACMI, Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Vice Chair for Educational Affairs, Department of Biomedical Informatics; Professor of Health Policy at VUMC.

Talk Title: TBD

LOCATION/TIME

2525 West End Ave, Room 8110
12:00 to 1:00 pm CT
Microsoft Teams link provided here soon.


DBMI Grand Rounds: Wednesday, March 27, 2024:

  • Theresa Cullen

DBMI Special Seminar: Thursday, March 28, 2024:

  • Parisa Rashidi

DBMI Grand Rounds: Wednesday, April 3, 2024:

  • Nigam Shah

DBMI Special Seminar: Thursday, April 4, 2024:

  • Zhi Yu

DBMI Grand Rounds: Wednesday, April 10, 2024:

Speaker: Cathy Ivory, PhD, RN, RN-BC, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, FAAN, Associate Professor and Senior Director of Nursing Research, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Talk Title: TBD

LOCATION/TIME

2525 West End Ave, Room 8110
12:00 to 1:00 pm CT
Microsoft Teams link provided here soon.


DBMI Grand Rounds: Wednesday, April 17, 2024:

  • Kit Delgado

DBMI Special Seminar: Friday, April 19, 2024:

  • Philip Payne (Washington University)

DBMI Grand Rounds: Wednesday, April 24, 2024:

  • Eric Horvitz

  • DBMI Special Seminar: Tuesday, February 13, 2024:

    Speaker: Alvin Jeffery, PhD, RN-BC, CCRN-K, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing & DBMI
    Talk Title: "From Databases to Decision-Making: An Early Career Scientist's Journey in Clinical Prediction, Probabilistic Phenotyping, and Information Visualization"

    WATCH A RECORDING HERE.

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    DBMI/VCLIC Grand Rounds: Wednesday, February 7, 2024:

    Speaker: Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center (VCLIC) team
    Title: "VUMC Clinical Informatics Update"

    WATCH A RECORDING HERE.

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    DBMI Grand Rounds: Wednesday, January 31, 2024:

    Speaker: Daniel Stein, MD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Embold Health (Nashville)
    Talk Title: "Driving Innovation through Physician Quality"

    WATCH A RECORDING HERE (for internal VUMC audiences only)

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    DBMI Grand Rounds: Wednesday, January 24, 2024:

    Co-Sponsored by the Department of Biostatistics at VUMC

    Speaker: Anru Zhang, PhD, Eugene Anson Stead, Jr. MD Associate Professor; Associate Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistical Science at Duke University School of Medicine
    Title: "Time-Aware Analyses for Critical Care Electronic Health Records"

    WATCH A RECORDING HERE (for internal VUMC audiences only)

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  • DBMI Special Seminar - Thursday, December 14, 2023:

    Speaker
    : Chao Yan, PhD, Postdoc in DBMI
    Title: "Maximizing the Utility of EHRs and Usage Data Through Insights and Innovations"

    WATCH A RECORDING HERE.

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    DBMI/Ethics Grand Rounds - Wednesday, December 13, 2023:

    Speaker: Peter Embi, Yaa Kumah-Crystal, Brad Malin, Susannah Rose; Moderator: Ellen Clayton
    Title: "Ethical Implications of AI in Clinical Care and Research"
     

    RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE.


    DBMI Grand Rounds - Wednesday, December 6, 2023:

    Speaker
    : John Halamka, MD, MS, President of the Mayo Clinic Platform
    Title: "Platform Transformation in Healthcare"

    WATCH A RECORDING HERE.

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    DBMI Special Seminar - Thursday, November 30, 2023:

    Speaker
    : Katherine Musacchio Schafer, PhD, MS, MEd, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, VA Quality Scholars
    Title: "Developing Treatment Recommendation Systems: A Study within Suicide Prevention"

    WATCH A RECORDING HERE.

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    DBMI Grand Rounds - Wednesday, November 8, 2023:

    Speakers
    Kate Clouse, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
    Title: "Real-World Implementation of a Location-Based Smartphone App to Improve Postpartum Engagement in HIV Care in South Africa"

    RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE.

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    DBMI / VCLIC Grand Rounds - Wednesday, November 1, 2023:

    Speakers
    Craig Joseph, MD; Jerome Pagani, PhD
    Title: "Designing for Health"

    RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE

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    DBMI Grand Rounds - Wednesday, October 25, 2023:

    Speaker: Matt Weinger, MD, MS

    Title: "Current Concepts in Patient Safety for Clinicians & Informaticians"

    RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE.

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    DBMI Grand Rounds - Wednesday, October 11, 2023:

    Speaker: Micky Tripathi, PhD, MPP

    Title: "Update from the National Coordinator: Enabling FHIR Exchange"

    RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE.

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    DBMI Grand Rounds - Wednesday, October 4, 2023:

    Title: "Opportunities and Challenges in the Use of AI/ML in Population Health Informatics"

    RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE.

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    Michael Matheny, MD, MS, MPH, FACMI, FAMIA
    Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Medicine & Biostatistics
    Director, Center for Improving the Public's Health through Informatics (CIPHI)


    DBMI Grand Rounds - Wednesday, September 20, 2023:

    Speaker: Kadija Ferryman, PhD
    Title: "The Social Life of Race in Clinical Data"

    RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE.

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    WEDNESDAY, September 13, 2023
    12:00 - 1:00 PM CT  

    Speaker: Ethan Gershon, MD
    Title: "The EHR Vendor Viewpoint"

    WATCH THE RECORDING HERE.

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  • WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2023
    12:00 - 1:00 PM CT  

    Event Type: Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center (VCLIC) Seminar
    Title: "National Strategies, Priorities, and Challenges to Reducing Documentation Burden and Evaluating Impact"

    WATCH THE RECORDING HERE.

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    Sarah Rossetti, RN, PhD
    Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Nursing
    Columbia University


    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2023
    12:00 - 1:00 PM CT  

    Speaker: Charles Friedman, PhD
    Title: "Sociotechnical Infrastructure for Realizing a Robust Learning Health System"

    WATCH THE RECORDING HERE.

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    WEDNESDAY, February 8, 2023 

    Speaker: Eric Venner, PhD
    Title: "Implementing Genomic Medicine at the HGSC"

    WATCH THE RECORDING HERE.

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    WEDNESDAY, February 1, 2023
    12:00 - 1:00 PM CT  

    Speaker: Adam Wright, PhD, FACMI, FAMIA, FIASHI
    Title: "Update on Clinical Informatics at Vanderbilt"

    WATCH THE RECORDING HERE.

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    THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2023
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

    Event Type: DBMI Special Seminar
    Title: "Augmenting Postoperative Transitions of Care"

    WATCH THE RECORDING HERE.

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    Joanna Abraham, PhD, FACMI, FAMIA
    Associate Professor
    Department of Anesthesiology and the Institute for Informatics
    Washington University School of Medicine

    Abstract:
    In this talk, I will discuss my ongoing research on postoperative patient care transitions. Informed by contextual inquiry approaches and mixed methods, we conducted a series of studies to investigate the current operating room to ICU handoff workflow and to develop design requirements for a socio-technical handoff tool. This handoff tool is augmented by machine learning predictions of patient risks of postoperative complications and by perioperative telemedicine teams to support resilience to communication errors. I will discuss the planned trial and new directions for safety research in perioperative medicine. 


    Wednesday, January 25, 2023
    12:00 - 1:00 PM CT  

    Event Type: Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center (VCLIC)
    Title: "Turning Digital Fumes into a Breath of Fresh Air"

    RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE SOON

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    Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD
    Professor of Medicine
    Director of the Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research
    University of California, San Francisco

    VCLIC is excited to host Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research at UCSF, on January 25th, 2023 from 12:00-1:00 pm CT. Dr. Adler-Milstein will present on Turning Digital Fumes into a Breath of Fresh Air: While EHR data is heavily used for clinical research, there is also significant potential for behavioral and social science research. In my talk, I will describe EHR event logs as a novel source of data that captures individual clinician and clinical team behaviors and give examples of how such data can be applied to address policy- and practice-based questions related to EHR user interface design, clinician burnout, and clinical process outcomes.


    WEDNESDAY, January 18, 2023
    12:00 - 1:00 PM CT  

    Event Type: DBMI Seminar
    Title: "Genomic Exploration and All of Us"

    WATCH A RECORDING HERE (only accessible to those with VUNet ID)

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    Josh Denny, MD, MS
    CEO
    All of Us Research Program, NIH

    Abstract:
    The All of Us Research Program launched in May 2018 and more than 50,000 diverse participants have joined the effort, with more than 360,000 contributing biospecimens to date. Participants contribute biospecimens, health surveys, EHR data, and activity monitor data, such as Fitbit data. In May 2020, the program launched the beta version of the Researcher Workbench. Researchers can access individual-level data and suite of tools for analysis of common and rare diseases. In March 2022, the program released ~100,000 whole genomes, which has revealed nearly 600 million genetic variants observed in our population. All of Us is committed to catalyzing a robust data ecosystem that drives discovery and improves health. 

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Appreciate AoU's release of 100,000+ genomes reveals above genetic variants in the population
    2. How this can lead to a robust data ecosystem that drives discovery and improves health
    3. How you can access this vast ecosystem

    TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2023

    Event Type: DBMI Special Seminar
    Title: "Using Raw Audit Logs to Measure Physician Workload, Cognitive Burden and Burnout"

    RECORDING AVAILABLE HERE 

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    Thomas Kannampallil, PhD, FAMIA
    Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
    Associate Chief Research Information Officer
    Inaugural Director for Acute Care Innovation Research, Department of Anesthesiology
    Washington University School of Medicine

    Abstract:
    In this talk, Dr. Kannampallil will discuss the use of raw audit logs—trails of clinicians' click stream activities on an EHR—to measure physician workload cognitive burden and burnout using a combination of statistical and machine learning approaches. In a series of studies, we developed data pipelines and open-source tools for translating raw clickstream data into meaningful EHR use metrics that were used for (a) assessing workload, (b) creating objective measures of errors, and (c) assessing the relationship between workload (and cognitive burden) on errors. He will also describe new directions for research using audit logs including novel mathematical and machine learning techniques to characterize tasks, measuring interactive communication (using Epic SecureChat), and comparing audit log-based workload measures and reimbursements.


  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022
    12:00 - 1:00 PM CT  

    Event Type: DBMI Seminar
    Title: "Clinical Informatics within Perioperative Medicine: Potential Spaces for Innovation"

    WATCH A RECORDING HERE.

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    Robert Freundlich, MD, MS, MSCI
    Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Biomedical Informatics
    Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, Informatics Research Division Chief
    VUMC

    Matthew Zapf, MD
    Instructor of Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology Research Informatics Division
    Director, Center for Evidence Based Anesthesia, Adult Anesthesiology 
    VUMC

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Understand the many roles of an anesthesiologist within a large academic medical center. 
    2. Describe the challenges/highlights of the work from our Anesthesia Research Informatics Group. 
    3. Consider possible opportunities for collaboration. 

    Abstract:
    Anesthesiologists work in a wide variety of roles within the perioperative space from preoperative clinics to intraoperative management and postoperative care. The Anesthesia Research Informatics department leverages the massive amount of available perioperative data to improve patient care and efficiency. There are exciting possibilities for unique collaborations between the VUMC Department of Biomedical Informatics and the Anesthesia Research Informatics Departments. 


    WEDNESDAY, December 7, 2022
    12:00 - 1:00 PM CT  

    Event Type: DBMI Seminar
    Title: "Defining & Redefining Human Disease Across the Phenome"

    WATCH A RECORDING HERE

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    Spiros Denaxas, PhD
    Professor of Biomedical Informatics
    Institute of Health Informatics
    University College of London
    Associate Director at the British Heart Foundation Data Science Centre
    Health Data Research UK

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe the characteristics of structured EHR and provide research use cases. 
    2. Understand methods that work across the human phenome such as phenome-wide association studies (PHEWAS).
    3. Describe key concepts of phenotyping algorithm creation and evaluation.

    Abstract:
    Electronic health records (EHR) are an invaluable research resource for studying the aetiology and prognosis of individual diseases. Working with EHR, however, is challenging due to their complex and messy nature. This talk will focus on the opportunities and challenges in the process of creating and evaluating EHR phenotyping algorithms and explore different ways of scaling analyses in terms of breadth and depth. 


    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2022
    11:00 - 12:00 PM CT  

    Event Type: DBMI Special Seminar
    Title: "Applying Clinical Informatics to Reinvent the EHR: Moving from Billing Diary to Clinical Assistant"

    WATCH THE RECORDING HERE.

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    James Cimino, MD, FACMI, FACP, FNYAM, FAMIA, FIAHSI
    Distinguished Professor of Medicine
    Director, Informatics Institute 
    The Heersink School of Medicine
    University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)


    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2022
    12:00 - 1:00 PM CT  

    Event Type: DBMI Seminar
    Title: "Informatics, AI and Learning Health Systems: Looking to the Future at VUMC and Beyond"

    WATCH A RECORDING HERE. NOTE: DO NOT DISTRIBUTE OUTSIDE OF DBMI.

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    Peter Embí, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI, FAMIA, FIAHSI
    Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics
    Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation
    Professor of Medicine
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    peter.embi@vumc.org


    OCTOBER 19, 2022 

    Event Type: Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center (VCLIC) Seminar
    Title: "Beyond Resiliency Training: Strategies to End Burnout"

    WATCH THE RECORDING HERE

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    Dara Mize, MD, MS, FAMIA
    Assistant Professor, DBMI and Department of Medicine
    HealthIT Clinical Director
    VUMC

    The dissonant relationship between clinicians and the EHR is well-documented. Personal, organizational, and external factors also influence clinician well-being and contribute to burnout. This session will review the current state of clinician burnout, describe drivers of clinician well-being and demonstrate opportunities for informaticists to respond to the burnout problem.


    OCTOBER 5, 2022 

    Event Type: DBMI Seminar
    Title: "EHR Data Quality in Genetic Research: Why You Should Worry & What You Can Do About It"

    WATCH THE RECORDING HERE

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    Lisa Bastarache, MS
    Research Associate Professor, DBMI

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe how biobanks are used for genetic study.
    2. Understand high-throughput phenotyping techniques.
    3. Learn how to conduct replication experiments with biobank data.

    Abstract:
    Genetics researchers increasingly rely on EHRs as a source of phenotypic data. While EHRs have enormous potential to help us further map the phenotype/genotype terrain, generating accurate phenotypes using real-world EHR data can be challenging. In this talk, I will discuss the way EHR data quality impacts genetics research with concrete examples from both the common/complex and rare disease domains, and describe ways that analysts can detect error and enhance the quality of their EHR-based phenotypes.
     


    SEPTEMBER 21, 2022

    Event Type: DBMI Seminar
    Title: "Enabling Clinical Research and Innovation through a Clinical Informatics Core"

    WATCH THE RECORDING HERE

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    Allison McCoy, PhD, FAMIA, ACHIP
    Assistant Professor, DBMI
    Director, Clinical Informatics Core, Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center (VCLIC)

    Abstract:
    Clinical researchers frequently require special data extracts or unique electronic health record intervention development, often on a short timeline. It can be hard to meet the needs of researchers using standard IT processes. The Vanderbilt's Clinical Informatics Core facility serves the unique needs of researchers using dedicated informatics resources. The core offers the following services to researchers: clinical data extraction and analysis, design and build of EHR interventions, predictive model implementation, value set and logic development, and general clinical informatics consultation. In its first year of operation, the core has facilitated the completion of grant submissions, funded grant research, and publications that would not have been previously feasible. Investigators are satisfied with the cost, quality, and timeliness of the work completed by the core, and they are likely to both recommend the core to colleagues and use the core for future work.

    Learning Objectives:
    - Describe the unique informatics needs of researchers.
    - Define a research core facility and the special capabilities and requirements of a core.
    - Describe how an informatics core facility can meet the unique needs of researchers.



    APRIL 20, 2022 

    Event Type: DBMI Seminar
    Title: "Population-Based Biomedical Informatics Approaches to Study Factors Associated with High Rates of Childhood Brain Cancer in Kentucky and Appalachia"

    WATCH THE PRESENTATION HERE

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    Eric Durbin, DrPH, MS
    Director of the Cancer Research Informatics Shared Resource Facility at the Markey Cancer Center
    Assistant Professor in the Division of Biomedical Informatics at UK College of Medicine
    Director of the Kentucky Cancer Registry
    Director of Cancer Informatics at the Kentucky Cancer Registry


    APRIL 13, 2022 - 12:00 PM (CT)

    Event Type: DBMI Seminar
    Title: "Unique Privacy Needs of the Adolescent Patient in the Electronic Health Record and Patient Portal" 

    WATCH THE PRESENTATION HERE
     

    Speaker:

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    Marianne Sharko, MD, MS
    Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics and Population Health Sciences
    Health Informatics Division
    Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP) Scholar at Weill Cornell Medicine


    MARCH 23, 2022 - 12:00 PM (CT)

    Event Type: DBMI Seminar
    Topic: "Improving Use of Health Information System: Educational Approaches"

    WATCH THE PRESENTATION HERE

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    Aviv Shachak, BSc, MSc, PhD, FIAHSI
    Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation (Dalla Lana School of Public Health)
    Associate Professor (cross-appointed), Faculty of Information
    University of Toronto
    Cross-Appointed Researcher, Wilson Centre for Research in Education
    University Health Network and University of Toronto
     

    Abstract:
    The benefits of health information technology (HIT) depend on the way they are being used. Education and training are often needed to move from basic to advanced, value-adding use. This talk will describe a number of educational approaches we used to address non-technical challenges of using electronic medical records (EMRs) in primary care: exploratory (productive failure) learning, video tutorials, and simulation. The challenges addressed by these approaches included improving EMR data quality at the point of data entry, use of advanced EMR features for chronic disease management, and impact of the EMR on patient-clinician communication. While these approaches are promising, there is a need for innovation and diversity of educational approaches to address use of advanced HIT features, identified challenges with HIT, and usage in context, as well as for rigorous evaluation.

    Learning Objectives:
    -Describe the rationale behind these three educational approaches.
    -Explain the strengths and limitations of each of the educational approaches presented.
    -Select an appropriate educational approach for improving use of current and future HIT (e.g. AI-based applications).


    MARCH 16, 2022 - 12:00 PM (CT)

    Event Type: DBMI Seminar
    Topic: "Getting to the Heart of It: Making Health Information Actionable for Patients with Cardiac Conditions"

    WATCH THE PRESENTATION HERE

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    Ruth Masterson Creber, PhD, MSc, RN, FAHA, FAAN
    Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences and Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Weill Cornell Medicine

    Abstract:
    Ruth Masterson Creber, Ph.D. M.Sc., RN, is an associate professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences and cardiothoracic surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine. She leads the Patient Decision Support lab at Weill Cornell Medicine. As a trained nurse, epidemiologist and health informatician, she has an independent, interdisciplinary program of research focused on using consumer health informatics tools to support patients with cardiovascular disease management across the care continuum. She will present strategies for making health information actionable for patients who are managing complex cardiac conditions.

    Learning Objectives:
    -Identify two strategies for developing patient centered consumer health informatics tools.
    -Describe how to measure comprehension and why we need to move beyond preferences when evaluating tools with patients.
    -Describe why we have an ethical responsibility to return information to patients.