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Biomedical Infomatics Archives

Natural language commands vital to making EHRs seamless, ‘delightful’

Jul. 18, 2019—Next Up: Yaa Kumah-Crystal, a pediatric endocrinologist and informatician, wants computers to be as seamless in exam rooms as they are in other parts of life.

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Research bolsters thyroid function, atrial fibrillation link

Jan. 31, 2019—A study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has strengthened the link between thyroid function and atrial fibrillation (AF), an irregular heart rhythm that increases the risk of stroke and other heart-related complications.

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Seven named as fellows of Medical Informatics Association

Dec. 20, 2018—Seven Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees are among an inaugural group of 130 fellows of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

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Emergency Medicine’s Jones thrives on variety

Jan. 5, 2017—Last May, Ian Jones, M.D., associate professor of Emergency Medicine and executive medical director of Emergency Services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, stopped in his tracks when news reports flashed about lava overflowing the crater lake at the summit of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.

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New software tracks cancer mutations, survival

Jun. 2, 2016—A team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has developed and tested software that scans electronic health records in real time to monitor cancer patient survival (from time of diagnosis) according to which genes, if any, are found to carry mutations.

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Bioinformatics expert Omenn to speak Feb. 25

Feb. 18, 2016—Gilbert Omenn, M.D., Ph.D., director of the University of Michigan Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 25.

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Precision medicine

Feb. 11, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Joshua Denny, M.D., M.S., associate professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine and a recognized leader in the national Precision Medicine Initiative, delivered last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Grants spur effort to add genetic data to EMR

Sep. 10, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers have received two major federal grants — totaling $7.6 million over four years — to support groundbreaking research aimed at making genetic information a routine part of patients’ electronic medical records.

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Photo: Discovery Lecture

Dec. 18, 2014—At her recent Flexner Discovery Lecture, Suzanne Bakken, Ph.D., R.N., the Alumni Professor of Nursing and Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University, shares a laugh with Vanderbilt’s William Stead, M.D., left, and Kevin Johnson, M.D., M.S.

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Standardized social, behavioral data key to EHR success

Nov. 13, 2014—In recent years the federal government has used financial incentives and penalties to promote use of electronic health records (EHR), but in these regulations the issue of EHR data interoperability — that is, data standardization — has been left largely unresolved, dimming prospects for data exchange, population health surveillance and systematic improvement across health networks.

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Fisk, VU planning novel academic bridge program

Oct. 31, 2013—Fisk University and Vanderbilt University have begun planning for a novel academic bridge program comprising a three-year accelerated Fisk undergraduate degree, weighted toward courses in natural science, mathematics or computer science, followed by a computer science master’s degree from Fisk, bridging to a Biomedical Informatics Ph.D. from Vanderbilt.

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VU employee wins inaugural Health App Challenge

Sep. 19, 2013—The inaugural Health App Challenge from Vanderbilt University attracted participants from as far away as India, but the winner is an imaging software engineer on campus.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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