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biomedical informatics Archives

VUSM to offer master’s degree in applied clinical informatics

Jun. 25, 2015—A new program being offered this fall through Vanderbilt University School of Medicine will offer health care professionals the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in the growing biomedical informatics field.

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The changing face of health care IT

Jun. 23, 2015—Changes coming to our clinical systems at Vanderbilt aim to better serve our patients and to maintain the highest standard care in an increasingly competitive and cost-conscious environment.

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Upgrade enhances e-health records for patient transitions

Dec. 11, 2014—People who study health care delivery tend to be interested in the ins and outs of patient information — how it’s gathered, how it’s used. One important focus is provider-to-provider communication associated with patient transitions between care settings.

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Stead honored by American Medical Informatics Association

Dec. 5, 2013—On the evening of Nov. 16, in Washington, D.C., William Stead, M.D., associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs and chief strategy officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, received a welcome surprise. The setting was the National Press Club and the occasion was the annual leadership dinner of the American Medical Informatics Association, where the field’s top awards are presented.

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Endowed chair celebration honors nine Vanderbilt faculty

Jan. 21, 2013—The extraordinary academic achievements of nine Vanderbilt University endowed chair holders were recognized during a Jan. 17 ceremony at the Student Life Center.

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New faculty: Cathy Ivory is committed to nursing science and research

Nov. 16, 2012—Cathy Ivory is conducting foundational research work in perinatal nursing informatics and introducing master’s students to the world of nursing informatics.

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Tool helps plumb electronic records

Aug. 24, 2012—A tool developed for one institution’s electronic health records can work at other institutions, potentially facilitating the use of these records in research studies.

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Flu Tool guides patient decision-making

Aug. 14, 2012—Studies of Flu Tool, a computer application that guides health care decision-making, suggests that patients are willing to use these types of resources.

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Obesity turns “good” cholesterol bad

Mar. 21, 2012—Studies offer new insights into how obesity impairs the function of HDL, the “good” cholesterol.

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Matchmaker for clinical studies

Feb. 8, 2012—ResearchMatch.org is a web-based registry that is connecting participants and researchers for clinical studies.

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Informatics team creates gene app, wins national contest

Dec. 9, 2011—Members of informatics team have been recognized by National Library of Medicine for gene app.

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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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