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Department of Biomedical Informatics Archives

Suicide prediction method combines AI and face-to-face screening

May. 13, 2022—New Vanderbilt research is pointing to solutions for efficient clinical prediction of suicide attempt or suicidal thinking in adults.

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Report lays out solution for pandemic patient privacy

May. 10, 2022—Health information privacy experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the University of Texas at Dallas and IBM have collaborated on a public case reporting framework keyed to the dynamics of pandemics.

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Experts seek uniform patient confidentiality policies for adolescents

May. 9, 2022—New Vanderbilt research outlines how laws concerning adolescent patient confidentiality and independent adolescent consent for health care services vary substantially from state to state, are often unclear, and often run counter to patient confidentiality standards advocated by medical societies.

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When science spills onto social media

Apr. 21, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers report that social media posts can offer insights into how the public feels about genome editing, with stances varying across platforms and differing from those of academics and policy makers.

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AAMC launches Health Equity Inventory at VUMC

Apr. 21, 2022—The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has launched a pilot project with Vanderbilt University Medical Center to develop a cloud-based tool to inventory community-based activities to address health inequities.

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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.

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U.S. precision medicine research program releases genomic data

Mar. 17, 2022—The All of Us Research Program released an initial large batch of genomic data on its cloud-based research platform, the Researcher Workbench, including whole genome sequences of 98,600 research participants and genotype data from 165,200 participants.

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Chatbot takes first prize in Mental Health Innovation challenge

Mar. 3, 2022—A chatbot — a computer program that simulates and processes human conversation — was the winning entrant in Vanderbilt's recent Mental Health Innovation Challenge and Hackathon.

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Mobile app from VUMC supports field research around the world

Feb. 10, 2022—In 2015 a team at Vanderbilt launched the Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) Mobile Application. As of a year ago, the app had been enabled by 802 organizations around the world and had been used for 9,871 projects involving 19,636 end-users.

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Osterman plays key role in major oncology EHR initiative

Feb. 3, 2022—Vanderbilt's Travis Osterman, DO, MS, is leading an integral component of the Minimal Common Data Elements (mCODE) initiative, establishing common data standards for oncology clinicians and researchers.

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Smartphone app supports EHR efforts in low-income countries

Jan. 26, 2022—A smartphone app developed at Vanderbilt is assisting health care efforts in low- and middle-income countries.

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New method enhances efforts to identify drug repurposing targets

Jan. 20, 2022—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have developed a new method for identifying drugs for the repurposing trials that can lead to new indications for drugs already in use.

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