• A 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
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    Pennsylvania State Univ Hershey Med Ctr
    Penn State Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT) hosts its virtual Smart Health Research Colloquium from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. on April 28. Registration is required here. Kal Pasupathy, faculty member in the Mayo College of Medicine and the Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Deliver, will present “Informatics and Data Science: Enhancing Health and Care Delivery through Learning
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    This webinar will outline changes to the 2020 data that hubs will need to submit for the Multi-Year Report. Access to scientific data is essential for developing new treatments and prevention strategies. The intention has been to evolve the Informatics Common Metric over time. The goal of the Informatics metric is to measure the quality and completeness of data in research data warehouses across
  • John Baratta, MD, MBA helped start the UNC COVID Recovery Clinic—where patients can get help for their ongoing symptoms and doctors can gather valuable data. “We don’t have a lot of specific, scientific answers because it’s just all so new,” Baratta says. “Through research, that’s what we and others have to figure out.” To start finding answers for patients with "long COVID," the clinic team, with

  • Registered nurse Rachel Pryor had collected 2,000 COVID-19 antibody tests and 2,000 surveys. And she needed to know, in the early weeks of the pandemic, what they said about the risk of the novel coronavirus for health care providers. “The prevalence of antibodies in providers was one way for the health care system, and the community in general, to better understand the prevalence of COVID-19,”
  • Melissa A. Haendel, PhD, has been named Chief Research Informatics Officer (CRIO) for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, a newly created position responsible for transforming the campus use of information and information systems to accelerate biomedical discoveries, streamline health system operations, and continuously improve patient care. The CRIO office will lead efforts to
  • UVA-iTHRIV Brain Institute
    University of Virginia

    The Foundations of Biomedical Data Science virtual seminar series is an exciting and topical set of regularly scheduled, weekly, webinar presentations covering the basics of data management, representation, computation, statistical inference, data modeling, & other topics relevant to “big data” biomedicine. The seminar series provides fundamental topic introductions suitable for individuals at all

  • The purpose of this survey is to solicit information on the creative innovations and adaptations made by the hubs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Anita Walden (CD2H/N3C), Nicole Garbarini (NCATS), Heidi Spratt (UTMB), Charisse Madlock-Brown (UTHSC), and Sally Hodder (WVU) give an overview and update on the status of the N3C and governance policy, with a focus on Clinical Domain Teams, IDeA-CTR partnership, and engagement. N3C overview and status updates Data agreements; status and process Domain Teams, value, and opportunities Social
  • University Of California Davis

    The UC Davis CTSC applied the CTSA program goals to assist the division of pulmonary and sleep medicine with the recruitment, examination, and treatment of a diverse array of participants into an industry-funded COVID-19 vaccine trial. The project encompassed all five of the CTSA program goals and resulted in a robust study population. The first 80 subjects were recruited, screened, and scheduled

  • University Of Miami School Of Medicine

    The COVID-19 pandemic, while a significant disruptive event for research, resulted in a novel focus area for clinical and translational (C/T) researchers. Miami CTSI rapidly responded to this critical need by leading a collaborative effort to facilitate COVID-19 research and education initiatives for researchers and community stakeholders, while implementing innovative solutions to continue other

  • An award-winning smartphone app spearheaded by the University of Minnesota integrates a patient’s responses with the healthcare provider’s electronic health records (EHR) system.

    Center for Data to Health

    The OHDSI community will welcome both network veterans and newcomers from all parts of the world to join in an 18-hour celebration of open science, international collaboration, and community fun on Monday, Oct. 19 during the 2020 OHDSI Global Symposium. The highly anticipated panel on “Building Trust: Evidence and its Communication” led by George Hripcsak, Chair and Professor of Biomedical

  • Electronic health records are painting a detailed picture of COVID-19 testing, infections, and hospitalizations. This statewide effort—which includes CTSI and several healthcare providers—could help identify disparities and inform interventions to improve outcomes for all Minnesotans.

  • The University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW ICTR) is looking for a Director of Scientific Computing to collaborate with researchers, clinicians, informaticians, IT teams, and external partners and to develop state-of-the-art computing environments at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH). Under the direction of the Chief of Biomedical Informatics

  • THE POSITION: NCI is seeking an innovative leader to serve as its Associate Director for Informatics & Data Science, Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT). The NCI is the principal agency of the Federal Government for cancer research and for carrying out the National Cancer Program. CBIIT accelerates cancer research by empowering scientists and clinicians with the

  • J Biomed Inform

    To probe the complexity of modern diseases, multidisciplinary approaches are increasingly applied. Typically underpinning such studies are collaborations between wet bench experimentalists and dry lab bioinformaticians. Despite the need, bioinformatics collaborators remain difficult to find.

  • JAMIA Open

    The Accrual to Clinical Trials (ACT) network is a federated network of sites from the National Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Consortium that has been created to significantly increase participant accrual to multi-site clinical trials. The ACT network represents an unprecedented collaboration among diverse CTSA sites.

  • Journal of Clinical and Translational Science

    OBJECTIVES/GOALS: Innovations with positive health impact are a high priority for NCATS and CTSAs. Program design that uses the Causal Pathway approach incorporates performance indicators that assess impact. We applied Causal Pathway thinking to an ongoing national program to enhance the evaluation of program impact. We report Lessons Learned.

  • Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA

    Among National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) hubs, adoption of electronic data warehouses for research (EDW4R) containing data from electronic health record systems is nearly ubiquitous. Although benefits of EDW4R include more effective, efficient support of scientists, little is known about how CTSA hubs have implemented EDW4R services.

  • AMIA 2020
    American Medical Informatics Association

    Join us at the AMIA 2020 Virtual Annual Symposium for a special fireside chat with Anthony S. Fauci, MD. Dr. Fauci is Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health. As AMIA is the nexus of informatics professionals, one of the topics Dr. Fauci will discuss is the challenges of clinical and public health data when tracking

  • Behind-the-scenes efforts at Harvard University lead to large-scale contact tracing in Massachusetts. Contact tracing, along with testing and quarantining, is a cornerstone of infectious disease control in absence of a vaccine. Thanks in part to behind-the-scenes efforts at Harvard University, Massachusetts was first in the nation to start large-scale contact tracing of those testing positive for
  • Journal of Biomedical Informatics

    Health information technology (HIT) can address important problems in clinical care and biomedical research. These problems include lack of compliance with clinical practice guidelines [1], insufficient use of preventative medicine services [2] and numerous impediments to clinical/translational research [3].

  • Journal of Association of American Medical Colleges

    Clinical and translational research increasingly requires computation. Projects may involve multiple computationally oriented groups including information technology (IT) professionals, computer scientists, and biomedical informaticians. However, many biomedical researchers are not aware of the distinctions among these complementary groups, leading to confusion, delays, and suboptimal results.

  • CD2H-teal
    Center for Data to Health

    Join the CD2H Informatics Maturity Core monthly community meeting led by Adam Wilcox, with guests Dale Sanders and Boyd Knosp Dale Sanders of HealthCatalyst will present the Healthcare Analytics Adoption Model, which began when he lead the enterprise data warehousing at Intermountain Healthcare, and eventually was adopted by HIMSS as its measure for analytics assessment. Discussion will cover the

    American Medical Informatics Association

    AMIA’s Virtual Clinical Informatics Conference (CIC) is where practitioners in health informatics, including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, technicians, HIT developers, data analysts, C-suite executives, and all members of the health care team, come together at their home conference. The collective goal is to advance healthcare systems driven by data, evidence, and best practice with

  • For the ICTS, Valentine’s Day was all about the love of informatics. On February 14, the ICTS hosted their third annual Symposium and Poster Session held at the Eric P. Newman Education Center on the campus of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The day-long event featured presentations, breakout discussions, and a poster session focused on the application of informatics tools

  • CD2H is pleased to announce the projects for Phase III. Over 20 proposals, including ongoing infrastructure projects, were independently reviewed by a panel of community leaders, hub PIs, and the CD2H Steering Committee. Nine projects best fit the Phase III strategy, and will be facilitated within their respective CD2H cores under the direction of the core leaders, community co-chairs, and project