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  • May 8, 2020: Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series: Bioinformatics- Dr. William Tierney

    May 8, 2020: Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series: Bioinformatics- Dr. William Tierney Friday, May 8 | 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. | Zoom MeetingPlease join us for the Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series-Bioinformatics with William M. Tierney, M.D., Professor, Department of Population Health, Chair, Department of Population Health, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin. The seminar is titled “From ‘Big Data’ to ‘Little Data’ — From Information Disarray to Action.” Register for the webinar below.Abstract: We are in the Information Age, yet in healthcare, we are drowning in disjointed, poorly organized data but often starving for actionable information. Health care is an information business where managing patients’ care is mainly done by managing their information. The quality, effectiveness, costs, and outcomes of care depend on having the right information on the right person in the right place at the right time and in the right format (the “five rights of health information”) for health care providers and planners to make the right decisions. This presentation will trace the recent explosion in health informatics and how it can and will be involved in everything between artificial organs to managing the health of populations.Learning objectives:Describe the sources of data that can impact health and healthcare.Understand how those data must be managed to provide actionable information to those caring for and[…]

  • April 24, 2020: Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series: Bioinformatics- Dr. John Osborne

    April 24, 2020: Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series: Bioinformatics- Dr. John Osborne Friday, April 24 | 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. | Zoom MeetingPlease join us for the Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series-Bioinformatics with John D. Osborne, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UAB Department of Medicine, Informatics Institute. The seminar is titled “De-identification of UAB Clinical Text using Transfer Learning.”Abstract: De-identification or the removal of “individually identifiable health information” (PHI) from clinical data sets protects the privacy of healthcare patients and is a legal requirement in the United States under the Privacy Rule of HIPAA. An unintended consequence of this requirement is that software utilizing clinical text for data mining, clinical decision support and other tasks often lacks the appropriate data sets needed for algorithm development. In this presentation, we will review the state of clinical text de-identification and describe our integrated de-identification pipeline built into our Phenotype Detection and Registry System (PheDRS) at UAB. We will detail how UAB researchers can remove PHI from their clinical text by utilizing the “UBRITE Deidentified Translational Data Repository” IRB. Finally, we will discuss current efforts in our lab to development a state of the art de-identification tool utilizing transfer learning and neural networks.Zoom Meeting Linkhttps://uab.zoom.us/j/491849069Password:  355832Dial by your locationMeeting ID: 491 849 069Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/akxQ3Fsf3

  • April 17, 2020: Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series: Clinical Informatics- Dr. Mohanraj Thirumalai

    April 17, 2020: Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series: Clinical Informatics- Dr. Mohanraj Thirumalai Friday, April 17 | 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. | ZoomPlease join us for the Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series-Clinical Informatics with Mohanraj Thirumalai, Ph.D., MEng, MS, Assistant Professor, Health Services Administration, UAB School of Health Professions. The seminar is titled “The Role of Telehealth in Reducing Health Disparities.”Abstract: Health disparities among people with disabilities (PWD) are well documented. These disparities only increase when PWD are also situated in rural settings. Limited availability of specialist physicians, appropriate environments for healthy behaviors, and lack of specialty services partially account for the disparities. Telehealth services have a great potential to reduce these disparities, as is witnessed by all populations during this time of a pandemic. Specifically, this talk will focus on a mix of telehealth projects delivered over a span of 15 years, including not only research based projects but also projects implemented for use in communities. Zoom Meeting Linkhttps://uab.zoom.us/j/491849069Dial by your locationMeeting ID: 491 849 069Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/akxQ3Fsf3

  • April 10, 2020: Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series: Bioinformatics- Dr. Alex Rosenberg

    April 10, 2020: Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series: Bioinformatics- Dr. Alex Rosenberg Friday, April 10 | 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. | Zoom MeetingPlease join us for the Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series-Bioinformatics with Alex Rosenberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UAB Department of Microbiology, Informatics Institute. The seminar is titled “Bioinformatics for B-Cell Receptor Repertoire Sequencing.” 

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