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Department of Biomedical Informatics Archives

VUMC study to use artificial intelligence to explore suicide risk

Jan. 15, 2020—Investigators will use computational methods to shed light on suicidal ideation and its relationship to attempted suicide, predict suicidal ideation and suicide attempt using routine electronic health records (EHRs) and explore the genetic underpinnings of both.

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Student research lauded at informatics symposium

Dec. 19, 2019—Two studies from Vanderbilt University Medical Center took awards at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium.

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AI’s Future Potential Hinges on Consensus: NAM Report

Dec. 18, 2019—The current explosion of investment and development in health care AI is happening without an underpinning of consensus of responsible, transparent deployment, which potentially constrains its potential.

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Gregor Mendel would be proud

Dec. 12, 2019—A computational method that uses hospital billing codes and electronic health records can identify genetic disease cases before clinical teams do.

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VUMC’s Denny selected to lead national ‘All of Us’ program

Dec. 11, 2019—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected Joshua Denny, MD, MS, vice president of Personalized Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, to be the chief executive officer of the federal All of Us Research Program.

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VUMC, Nashville Fire Department test real-time medical record system to improve handoff of incoming emergency patients

Nov. 26, 2019—VUMC and the Nashville Fire Department are testing a system to automatically generate patient acuity scores and abbreviated care records of in-transit patient procedures based on computer interpretations of signals from sensors and video cameras.

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Getting the goods on obesity

Nov. 19, 2019—Obesity and two post-operative complications linked with it have associated genetic variants in common, suggesting that obesity may be the culprit.

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VUMC’s Osterman awarded Microsoft Investigator Fellowship

Nov. 7, 2019—Travis Osterman, DO, MS, has been awarded a Microsoft Investigator Fellowship.

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How to fake a medical record

Nov. 4, 2019—Simulated electronic health records could avoid patient privacy risks and help speed discovery.

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VUMC assumes new role in FDA safety monitoring

Oct. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is assuming an expanded role in U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) medical product safety monitoring.

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AI maps routes to heart disease

Oct. 7, 2019—Machine learning on unlabeled electronic health record data has shed light on the emergence of cardiovascular disease.

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Lindsell appointed to HEAlth Data Science Center co-directorship

Oct. 3, 2019—The HEAlth Data Science (HEADS) Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is undergoing a reorganization to further refine the center’s mission, and Christopher Lindsell, PhD, has been named a new co-director.

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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.

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

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VUMC campus

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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