FHIR Application Building Workshop: March 10th, 2021 from 1:00-4:00 pm CST


The FHIR App Building Workshop will be a wonderful opportunity to get hands-on experience with FHIR App development! VCLIC and HealthIT will cohost a 3-hour workshop for those wishing to learn how to conceptualize, build/develop, test, and put into production a FHIR application that meets all standards and interfaces with Epic. Participants will build an app, which will involve a user interface for summarization and visualization. There will be an Epic App Orchard overview at the end of the session.

To sign up, please email elise.russo@vumc.org or complete this REDCap form: https://redcap.link/FHIRworkshop

Panel: How to kick-start your career in clinical informatics, March 10th, 2021 at 12:00 pm CST



Technology now touches almost everything we do in healthcare. The world of clinical informatics can be a new experience for many of us, with all the additional education requirements, new terms, and new ways of seeing the world all around us. However, once you have the training and desire needed to pursue a career in clinical informatics, how do you kick-start your career? This panel of experts will help to answer this question, and many more you may be having. How can I get my department to buy down my time to do more informatics work? How can I become more integrated with HealthIT at my organization? Where do I go now that I finished my training? How can I get connected to the data? Come join us and bring your questions for this interactive discussion with panelist from several different backgrounds and experiences. 


  • Scott Nelson, PharmD, MS, CPHIMS, FAMIA 


  • Lindsey Knake, MD 

  • Dara Mize, MD, MS, FAMIA 

  • Yaa Kumah-Crystal, MD, MPH, MS, FAMIA 

  • Jake Lancaster, MD, MS 

  • Claude Pirtle, MD, MS 

  • Sharidan Parr, MD, MSCI, MS 

  • Josh Peterson, MD, MPH 


The Zoom link for this talk is here. (DBMI Personnel, please note that this is the link for the Wednesday seminars on your calendar as sent by Rischelle). 

Upcoming Events

  • Final VCLIC Seminar (April 7th from 12:00-1:00 pm CST) 
  • Lab Activity: Tableau workshop (April 7th, 2021 at 1:00 pm CST)
  • Design Challenge Final Presentations (early April 2021)

In Conversation with Judy Faulkner: February 17th, 2021 at 12:00 pm CST


Judy Faulkner, CEO of Epic systems corporation will join VCLIC and DBMI for a presentation and conversation moderated by Dara Mize, MD. Judy will speak about Epic’s values and culture; available and upcoming resources for researchers, clinicians, and developers; the EHR vendor-customer relationship; and EHR policy. 

We are thrilled to host this talk and hope to "see" you there on February 17th at 12:00 pm CST. 

The Zoom link for this talk is here. (DBMI Personnel, please note that this is the link for the Wednesday seminars on your calendar as sent by Rischelle). 

Disparities Data Lab: February 9th, 2021 from1:00-3:00 pm CST

data disparities lab


Allison McCoy, PhD and Bryan Steitz, PhD will offer an interactive, hands-on session for anyone interested in learning about available data sources at VUMC within Epic (e.g., SlicerDicer, Reporting Workbench, Clarity) and developed locally (e.g., Synthetic Derivative and Research Derivative). Participants will receive de-identified data sets from these sources and will gain hands-on experience in manipulating the data sets in programs such as Microsoft Excel and Tableau to answer questions about health disparities, patient portals, and telemedicine. 

Please email elise.russo@vumc.org with any questions.

"Patient and Clinician Perspectives on Open Notes: How Note Transparency Can Forge Better Care and Stronger Relationships,” January 27th at 12:00 pm Central  






Sigall Bell, MD   

Director of Patient Safety & Discovery, OpenNotes, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School 


Liz Salmi 

Senior Strategist of Research Dissemination, OpenNotes, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 


OpenNotes aims to strengthen patient-clinician relationships through more transparent communication. In this presentation Liz Salmi and Sigall Bell, MD, will share their experiences; first from the perspective of a patient who reads their notes and then from a physician researching the impact of open notes over the last decade. 

Based at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, OpenNotes is not a product or software, but a non-profit academic research and advocacy group studying the effects of sharing visit notes with patients and families on patient engagement, safety, and quality of care. 

Please join us on January 27th at 12:00 pm Central by using this Zoom link. (DBMI Faculty please note that this is the link for the Wednesday seminars on your calendar as sent by Rischelle—this talk will be the DBMI seminar for Wednesday the 27th of January). 


VCLIC November Seminar: 

Best practices for effective mHealth: how to reach, engage and improve outcomes in underrepresented groups

On Tuesday, November 10th at 1:00 pm, we are honored and excited to have Lindsay Mayberry, MS, PhD and Lyndsay Nelson, PhD present their phenomenal work on using text messages to engage patients, especially those who are underserved.

Please register for the webinar here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oemT9vD_QHOd0dwTtFFCPw 






Lindsay Mayberry, MS, PhD Lyndsay Nelson, PhD


VCLIC Special Seminar: 

How design thinking can put theory into practice

On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 at 1:00 pm, we are thrilled to have Thomas Reese, PharmD, PhD, a researcher in the School of Medicine at the University of Utah and ambulatory care pharmacist in a clinic for underserved patients, present on designing information displays for critical care. 

Please register for Dr. Reese's talk herehttps://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yNx1MtyLRNmWdVkzoH9s4g

Tom Reese


Bio: Thomas Reese, PharmD, PhD is a researcher in the School of Medicine at the University of Utah and an ambulatory care pharmacist in a clinic for underserved patients. He serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association. Broadly, Dr. Reese is interested in improving healthcare decisions through health IT and evidence-based interventions. While Dr. Reese’s research training was focused on the human-computer interaction, he has experience with interoperable clinical decision support and health services research.

VCLIC October Seminar: 

Telehealth: A Virtual Background (get it?!)

In conjunction with the DBMI Colloquium series, VCLIC is excited to have DBMI Faculty and VCLIC Member Yaa Kumah-Crystal, MD, MPH, MS present on her work related to increasing telehealth access and use for VUMC providers and patients. She will be joined by Trent Rosenbloom, MD, MPH, fellow DBMI Faculty member and one of this year's VCLIC Theme Champions!





Yaa Kumah-Crystal, MD, MPH, MS Trent Rosenbloom, MD, MPH


The lecture will take place on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 at 12:00 pm central time (during the "usual" DBMI colloquium bloc). 

Zoom link (no registration required): https://vanderbilt.zoom.us/j/95141172180?pwd=MkdGb1FqTk9JdWFGcDZLeWFDQkIxZz09

*Please note that this is the link the department has set up and sent out previously, so if you already have the invitation from Rischelle on your calendar, you are all set!


VCLIC Keynote and 2020-2021 Focus Area Kickoff Seminar 

In partnership with the Department of Biomedical Informatics Retreat Week, the Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center held our first event:

Making Health Care More Equitable through Technology

A Seminar given by VUMC's own Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI 

Friday, September 18th, 2:00-3:00 pm


Dr. Wilkins