- January 20, 2022When Rutgers University and RWJ Barnabas Health (RWJBH), New Jersey’s largest healthcare system, partnered as part of the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ-ACTS) to combine their clinical enterprises and jointly manage research activities, the two entities’ academic and corporate cultures were sometimes at odds with one another.
- May 11, 2022In re-imagining its Clinical Data Warehouse (CDW), Spectrum, the Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education — home to the Stanford Clinical & Translational Science Award (CTSA) — has focused on improving the quality of its research data and increasing the frequency with which it refreshes that data. As a result, researchers can now participate in many more data studies than before, including Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) network studies and study-a-thons such as COVID-related descriptive studies.
- April 14, 2022Coordination Among University and Health System Enables Path to Standardized Data In their efforts to recruit more than one million patients for a significant research study, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) and the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute realized the need to standardize medication data in their joint venture, the Northwestern Medicine
- March 23, 2022The Ohio State University (OSU) is on a journey to modernize its research informatics infrastructure by increasing access to clinical data for researchers by adopting a new data classification, integrating research tools into the electronic health record (EHR) for improved care, and deploying general discovery infrastructure all on a governance process that is reliable and transparent.
- -University Of Alabama At Birmingham
What? 6th Annual Translational and Transformative Informatics Symposium (ATTIS 2022) When? April 22, 2022 from 8am-5pm. Why? To offer faculty, postdoc trainees, and graduate students an opportunity to report progress on the latest informatics research and applications in biomedical sciences. Keynote Speakers: Roel Veerhaak, PhD, Prof. and Associate Director of Computational Biology at The Jackson
- -Stanford University
Register to attend Stanford University's webinar regarding Data Quality on Thursday, June 9, 2022, 2:00 pm ET. You will hear from Rajnesh Prasad, Ruth O'Hara, Priya Desai, Nigam Shah, Patricia Moussatche, and Somalee Datta regarding Stanford University's efforts to improve the quality of its research data and the increase in the frequency with which it refreshes data.
- -Northwestern University At Chicago
Register to attend Northwestern University's webinar regarding Data Standardization on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 3:00 pm ET. You will hear from Pearl Go, MA, Keith Herzog, MPPA, PMP, Richard T. D'Aquila, MD, Daniel Schneider, MS, and Kristi Holmes, PhD on the features of Northwestern University's joint venture to standardize medication data in an effort to recruit patients for a significant
- February 24, 2022A consortium among Minnesota health-care providers, organizations, and the University of Minnesota designed to use electronic health record data for research and quality improvement quickly shifted into a vital surveillance tool in tracking the COVID-19 pandemic.
- -The Ohio State University
Register to attend Ohio State University's webinar regarding Process Improvements on April 13, 2022 at 1:00 pm ET. You will hear from Timothy Huerta, PhD, MS on how Ohio State University follows a strategic plan that is designed to develop infrastructure capacity for research and to equip researchers with tools and resources to accelerate biomedical discovery.
- -University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Register to attend the University of Minnesota's webinar regarding Resources on March 22, 2022 at 3:00pm ET. You will hear from Paul Drawz, MD, MHS, MS and Steve Johnson, PhD on how the University of Minnesota, Hennepin Healthcare and 11 health organizations created a consortium in March 2020 to use electronic health records to collect data for five diseases. The arrival of COVID-19 changed the
Listen to the Rutgers' recorded webinar regarding Data Completeness that was held on February 17, 2022 at 1:00pm ET. You will hear from David J. Foran, PhD; James Barr von Oehsen, PhD and Frank A. Sonnenberg, MD, FACP, FACMI on how Rutgers Biomedical/Health Sciences partnered with New Jersey’s largest healthcare system to combine clinical enterprises and jointly manage research activities. The
- University of Virginia
Electronic medical record (EMR) data is encoded in patient charts through the course of clinical care and subsequent patient billing. Coded data in the electronic records (such as information stored as ICD/CPT/LOINC/RxNorm codes) provide vast amounts of valuable patient data. However, effectively applying data science tools to EMR data requires understanding dataset limitations and avoiding common
- University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesInformed consent forms (ICFs) and practices vary widely across CTSA institutions. A recent survey identifies “Collecting and Disseminating Best Practices'' and “Template Broad Consent Documents” as informed consent priorities among CTSAs. We have previously developed a “plain language” informed consent template, which was widely adopted by our CTSA hub and meets recommended reading levels for
- -Georgetown University
Register now for the 10th Annual Health Informatics & Data Science Symposium at Georgetown University. This event will be held, virtually, October 8th from 9 AM - 12:30 PM. Featured are presentations from Dr. Anant Madabhushi, Ph.D.; Dr. Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD., Ph.D.; Iker Huerga, M. Sc.; as well as our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Amy Abernathy who will speak on the topic: "Future of Digital Health
- CLICThis webcast provides an overview of concepts and approaches that hubs may consider in reaching data interoperability.
- CLICThe interview-style webcast includes a variety of appropriate competencies for informatics personnel, as well as suggestions for best training practices.
- CLICThis webcast identifies appropriate personnel for your informatics research team and suggestions for addressing their training needs.
- CLICThe webcast identifies key partners and their importance in improving the Informatics metric.
The webcast describes methods for implementing data governance, ensuring data provenance and improving the ETL process
- CLICThis webcast explores the importance of data standardization and warehousing for clinical research.
- CLICThis webcast examines common data quality issues and provides suggestions for correcting them.
- June 24, 2021
Congratulations to SC CTSI Clinical Research Informatics leadership team members Neil Bahroos, MBA, Daniella Meeker, PhD, and Juan Espinoza, MD on their stellar presentation at the annual CTSA Spring Meeting on April 14, 2021. Their virtual breakout session was so popular that attendance filled up and had to be capped. Bravo! Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) are social and economic conditions
- -Center for Data to HealthSage Bionetworks, in collaboration with Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Mayo Clinic, will present NLPSandbox.io with Hongfang Liu, PhD and Thomas Schaffter, MSc, PhD. The CD2H NLP Sandbox is an open platform for benchmarking modular natural language processing (NLP) tools on both public and private datasets. Academics, students, and industry professionals are invited to browse the available
- To accelerate translation, researchers need access to a broad range of data from a variety of sources (electronic health records, imaging, genetics, behavioral, etc.). These sources manage and store data differently, which creates the need for standardization. The Informatics Common Metric, which is in its second year, addresses the need to harmonize data across the CTSA Program. This will enhance
- The webcast provides examples of how data interoperability was used in the N3C program for the COVID-19 pandemic. The first five webcasts are an introduction to informatics, created to build foundational knowledge and to define key terms. We encourage you to watch them in order.
- CLICThe webcast demonstrates the impact of organizational maturity on metric improvement. The first five webcasts are an introduction to informatics, created to build foundational knowledge and to define key terms. We encourage you to watch them in order.
- The webcast describes the purpose of the Informatics metric and its value to the CTSA Program. The first five webcasts are an introduction to informatics, created to build foundational knowledge and to define key terms. We encourage you to watch them in order.
- CLICThe webcast provides definitions and examples of commonly-used Informatics terms and phrases. The first five webcasts are an introduction to informatics, created to build foundational knowledge and to define key terms. We encourage you to watch them in order.
- CLICThe webcast describes the process used to identify themes from the 2019 Turn-the-Curve plans submitted by consortium hubs for their Informatics metric. The first five webcasts are an introduction to informatics, created to build foundational knowledge and to define key terms. We encourage you to watch them in order.
- May 28, 2021A leader in Informatics and creator of Harvard Catalyst Profiles discusses his innovative work to make COVID-19 research data available to the world. Griffin Weber, MD, PhD is the co-faculty lead for Harvard Catalyst’s Informatics team. He’s an associate professor of medicine and biomedical informatics at Harvard Medical School and at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), where he directs