- 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.
- April 19, 2023HERSHEY, Pa.— One challenge researchers face is in accessing and analyzing big data, modern artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) methodologies to answer important clinical research questions necessary for larger studies. Up until recently, large sets of data from biomedical and health research, such as electronic health records (EHR), were out of reach as there was no
Refining your search: A team approach to identifying patient cohorts using data from the electronic health recordApril 13, 2023Finding the right patients for clinical trials can be a struggle and require much time and effort. Clinical researchers have wondered whether screening the electronic health record (EHR) could improve the process. Could it provide enough information to determine whether a patient is a good fit for a study? Clinical research tools like i2b2 promise to make such EHR searches easier for clinicians
- November 17, 2022
Melissa Haendel, PhD, professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and her team of data scientists have been working at a lightning-fast pace for two years, unlocking some of the mysteries of long COVID. Not only have they been instrumental in the development of the largest national, publicly available HIPAA-limited dataset in
- October 06, 2022
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) announced the 2022 Signature Award and Leadership Award recipients. Mayo Clinic researcher Hongfang Liu, Ph.D, received the Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics. This award recognizes people at any career stage for a specific technological, research, or educational contribution that advances biomedical informatics. Dr. Liu's
- September 21, 2022
Two projects have been given the green light to explore new technology and practices that have the potential to save lives and reduce health care inequity through the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research’s Strategic Priorities Pilot Award – Learning Health System. A collaboration with the Columbia University Learning Health System initiative, the Columbia University Irving
- September 15, 2022Georgia CTSA investigator Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, is the Executive Director at Winship and leads the growth and development of cancer research, clinical care, and education. A study led by Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University offers new insight into what causes resistance to the non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) medication osimertinib that may prove valuable in developing more effective
Research data warehouse best practices: catalyzing national data sharing through informatics innovationJournal of the American Medical Informatics
Understanding enterprise data warehouses to support clinical and translational research: enterprise information technology relationships, data governance, workforce, and cloud computingJournal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Among National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) hubs, effective approaches for enterprise data warehouses for research (EDW4R) development, maintenance, and sustainability remain unclear. The goal of this qualitative study was to understand CTSA EDW4R operations within the broader contexts of academic medical centers and technology.
Translational Artificial Intelligence (AI): The Need to Translate from Basic Science to Clinical Value-University Of Alabama At Birmingham
Part of the Informatics PowerTalk Seminar Series and presented by William Hersh, MD, FACMI, FAMIA, FIAHSI, FACP. Register here: http://uab.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItc-iurT0qHtcVLhdKzodO8U782c89gWpZ
- -CLICWe are pleased to announce the extension of the Insights to Inspire program – Conversations Toward Solutions. This last 60-90 minute workshop is designed to explore the experiences and challenges hubs have faced with common data issues across the consortium. These workshops are an opportunity to learn from one another through mutual engagement, to have conversations about how we’ve addressed
- -CLICWe are pleased to announce the extension of the Insights to Inspire program – Conversations Toward Solutions. This second 60-90 minute workshop is designed to explore the experiences and challenges hubs have faced with common data issues across the consortium. These workshops are an opportunity to learn from one another through mutual engagement, to have conversations about how we’ve addressed
- -CLICConversations Toward Solutions is an extension of the Insights to Inspire Program. Three workshops have been designed to explore the experiences and challenges hubs face with common data issues. The facilitated 60-90 minute workshops are open to anyone in the consortium wishing to join the conversation. The first workshop in the series, Access to Electronic Health Records, occurred on Monday
Using Informatics to Advance Translational Science: Environmental Scan of Adaptive Capacity and Preparedness of Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program HubsJournal of Clinical and Translational Science
- 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, 2022In 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 Enterprise Data Warehouse (NMEDW). The path to standardization required coordination between the two organizations.
- 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
The Informed Consent Navigator: A CTSA Tool Advancing Equity by Producing Readable and Compliant Consent DocumentsUniversity 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.