Adam Wright Archives
The problem with the problem list
Apr. 10, 2023—Algorithms to infer missing problems and suggest that they be added to electronic health records improved problem list completeness, with benefits for clinical care, patient comprehension of health conditions and population health.
Machine learning predicts delirium
Jan. 23, 2023—Using machine learning based on electronic health records of ICU patients predicted new-onset delirium with 82% sensitivity, Vanderbilt researchers found.
Directorships honor VUMC leaders and philanthropic partners
Sep. 8, 2022—by Doug Campbell Last week, Vanderbilt University Medical Center held a Directorship Celebration to honor 21 leaders from across the enterprise in clinical care, research, education and administration. “Endowed directorships support the excellence of our leading physicians and scientists,” said Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, CEO of VUMC and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine....
Pushing (anti-overdose) drugs
May. 23, 2022—An automated alert to encourage clinicians to coprescribe naloxone for patients at risk of opioid overdose increased naloxone prescriptions per opioid prescription 16-fold.
VUMC Clickbusters program helps reduce EHR alerts
Mar. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt's Clickbusters program is helping to stem alert fatigue associated with the Medical Center's clinical IT system.
Miller, Wright land top biomedical informatics awards
Nov. 4, 2021— by Mia Garcitorena Vanderbilt biomedical informatics leaders Randolph Miller, MD, and Adam Wright, PhD, received major awards at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium in San Diego on Oct. 30. Miller, who is professor of Biomedical Informatics, emeritus, received the Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence in Medical Informatics, which is internationally...
Award recognizes hands-on contributions to health IT at VUMC
Jun. 9, 2021—Chetan Aher, MD, assistant professor of Surgery, and Wael Alrifai, MD, assistant professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics, are the inaugural winners of the Physician Builder Award, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center (VCLIC). They received trophies made from Lego building blocks and gift certificates.
Strength in numbers
May. 3, 2021—Voluntary data sharing across a region’s health systems and ambulatory care practices is important for measuring and improving health care quality and safety, Vanderbilt researchers report.
Health care equity focus of tech design challenge
Apr. 15, 2021—A proposal titled “Capture of Smoking History in EHR for Assessment of Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility” has won the inaugural VCLIC Design Challenge, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center (VCLIC).
Eight named to hold VUMC endowed directorships
Mar. 25, 2021—Eight leaders from across Vanderbilt University Medical Center have been named as holders of endowed directorships.
Study finds patients defer routine health care during pandemic
Jul. 29, 2020—During February and March at two large academic medical centers in Nashville and Boston, screening for high cholesterol and high blood sugar dropped 81-90% and initiation of drug therapy for these conditions dropped 52-60%.
New center seeks to strengthen clinical informatics
Jan. 29, 2020—For many years, VUMC has been recognized as a leader in clinical informatics — the application of computer science and information science to the delivery of health care services.