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  • March 5, 2021: PowerTalk Seminar Series: Clinical Informatics with Dr. Charles Safran

    March 5, 2021: PowerTalk Seminar Series: Clinical Informatics with Dr. Charles Safran Friday, March 5 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Zoom Meeting Please join us for the Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series-Clinical Informatics! “Building tools to support family centered care: the InfoSage experience" Charles Safran, M.D., MS, FACMIProfessor of MedicineHarvard Medical School Abstract: InfoSAGE (Information Sharing Across Generations) is an AHRQ-supported research project that seeks to understand and address the information and care coordination needs of older adults aged 75 and above and their families involved in their care. Research participants use an online private social network, built for the project (https://www.infosagehealth.org), to find resources and manage tasks and communications. Our approach uses health information technology in a new way, creating a community-based platform to improve care coordination, patient and family empowerment, and ultimately improve patient safety. New technologies provide great opportunities to enhance the quality and safety of healthcare. However, consumer healthcare IT is biased to the young, relatively independent user. It is rare to see underlying designs capable of simultaneously supporting specific physical and cognitive limitations of a user, or more general needs of an elderly population, despite published guidelines relating to readability, presentation of information, ease of navigation, and incorporation of other media. It is even rarer to see[…]

  • Feb. 26, 2021: Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series: Bioinformatics- Dr. Steven Bethard

    Feb. 26, 2021: Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series: Bioinformatics- Dr. Steven Bethard Friday, Feb. 26 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Zoom Meeting Please join us for the Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series-Bioinformatics! “Adapting Natural Language Processing Models Across Clinical Domains” Steven Bethard, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorSchool of InformationUniversity of Arizona Abstract: One of the most common questions from new users of the open-source Apache cTAKES clinical natural language processing (NLP) software is “Why didn't cTAKES correctly find phenomenon X in my data?” The problem is usually that cTAKES's statistical model for phenomenon X is trained on data that does not have examples like those in the user’s data. Inevitably, the next question is, “How can I add this example?” to which the answer is a politer version of, “Machine learning doesn't work that way.” But maybe it should. In this talk, I will present some of the challenges to building robust clinical language processing models that can work across a variety of clinical domains, and some recent progress in machine learning techniques that can address these challenges. Register for Zoom Meeting Click here to register for the seminar. Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to access the webinar. 

  • Feb. 19, 2021: PowerTalk Seminar Series: Clinical Informatics with Dr. Catherine Craven

    Feb. 19, 2021: PowerTalk Seminar Series: Clinical Informatics with Dr. Catherine Craven Friday, Feb. 19 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Zoom Meeting Please join us for the Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series-Clinical Informatics! “‘Notas Abiertas Para Todos: OpenNotes For All': Mount Sinai Health System's OpenNotes Spanish-Language Preferred Patient Navigator Program” Catherine Craven, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Population Health, Division of Clinical Research InformaticsJoe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of MedicineUniversity of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) Abstract: Dr. Catherine K. Craven, Ph.D., MA, MLS, FAMIA, conceived of, garnered grant funds for, and then implemented a Spanish-language preferred patient navigation program to introduce the large Spanish-language preferred patient population at Mount Sinai Health System, New York City, to their providers' medical notes and for most participants, to connect them to their patient portal accounts for the first time. Dr. Craven will present the following: how this New York State Health Foundation-funded project formed; project components, team roles, and supporting executives; key project management aspects including promotion to and communication with patients; number of patients navigated and number of faculty and staff who were educated about ON and this program. In addition, she’ll discuss patient anecdotes from the navigation sessions and key findings from three formal rounds of program evaluation, each comprising[…]

  • Feb. 12, 2021: Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series: Bioinformatics- Dr. Nathan Price

    Feb. 12, 2021: Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series: Bioinformatics- Dr. Nathan Price Friday, Jan. 22 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Zoom Meeting Please join us for the Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series-Bioinformatics! "Multi-omic Analysis of Health and Disease Across Thousands of People" Nathan Price, Ph.D.Co-CEO, Onegevity HealthProfessor, Institute for Systems BiologyCo-Director, Hood-Price Integrated Laboratory for Systems Biomedicine Abstract: Healthcare in the 21st century will need to become increasingly focused on wellness as a key strategy for dealing with the chronic diseases that account for 86% of healthcare costs in the US. To enable the precision health strategies of the future — what we call ’scientific wellness’ — it is necessary to generate large amounts of data on healthy people to quantify wellness states and to observe the earliest transitions to disease in order to enable predictive and preventive medicine. I will discuss how such 'deep phenotyping’ data has been used to: (1) inform about how our gut microbiome and blood metabolites are related; (2) how the gut microbiome becomes more unique to each individual in healthy aging (3) map out the manifestation of genetic risk in the body, giving clues about how we might design intervention strategies to preemptively reduce disease risk on a personalized basis; (4) how the success of lifestyle/dietary-aimed[…]

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