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Department of Biomedical Informatics Archives

Machine learning aids injury prevention in cardiac cath labs

Feb. 2, 2023—  by Paul Govern Acute kidney injury, or AKI, is a common complication of cardiac catheterization, posing higher costs, longer hospital stays and increased short-term and long-term mortality risk. In a large, randomized trial conducted over a period of 18 months at 19 medical centers of the Veterans Health Administration, a quality improvement implementation trial...

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Were named to lead DBMI’s diversity initiatives

Feb. 2, 2023—Martin Were, MD, MS, has been named as the inaugural vice chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt. 

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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.

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Vanderbilt’s Walsh elected fellow of ACMI

Dec. 20, 2022—Vanderbilt’s Colin Walsh, MD, MA, was recently elected to the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) class of 2022.

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Surgical risk persists for patients who’ve had COVID

Dec. 14, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers report that the trend of decreasing postoperative risk for people who have had COVID persists longer than previously known, for as long as 13 months after COVID.

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Suicide notes

Nov. 21, 2022—Natural language processing of notes in electronic health records can identify suicidal behavior and could be used to directly improve real-time risk prediction algorithms.

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Study supports removing race from estimate of kidney function

Nov. 17, 2022—An in-depth analysis by Vanderbilt investigators of published research studies supports removing race from the calculation of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) — an assessment of kidney function.

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Osterman appointed chair of mCODE executive committee

Oct. 20, 2022—Vanderbilt's Travis Osterman, DO, MS, has been appointed chair of the executive committee for the Minimal Common Data Elements (mCODE) initiative.

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Grant boosts student diversity in biomedical data science

Oct. 20, 2022—Meharry Medical College, Fisk University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received a grant to engage and support diverse undergraduate and graduate students who participate in biomedical informatics and biomedical data science summer research programs. 

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Study to search EHR for undiagnosed genetic diseases

Oct. 13, 2022—A team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center will explore computational solutions to help address the problem of missed or delayed diagnosis for patients with rare genetic diseases.

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Embí elected to TN HIMSS board of directors

Oct. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt's Peter Embí, MD, MS, has been elected to the Tennessee Chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (TN HIMSS) board of directors.

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Conference highlights REDCap’s global reach

Sep. 29, 2022—REDCap administrators from around the world recently attended the 14th edition of REDCapCon in Boston, hosted this year by Harvard Catalyst, Harvard University’s center for clinical and translational science.

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