Department of Biomedical Informatics

Many groups turning to REDCap for COVID-19 tracking

REDCap, a software application created and developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has found widespread use in the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jonathan Wanderer, MD, MPhil, is the director of the eStar Physician Builders Program at VUMC.

eStar Physician Builders develop creative workflows

Through its eStar Physician Builders Program, Vanderbilt University Medical Center supports physicians and other health care team members in devising new content and tools for VUMC’s health information technology system.

Study explores health impact of social isolation, loneliness

For older adults, social isolation and loneliness are associated with greatly increased likelihood of early death, dementia and heart disease, according to a recent report by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

Clinical investigation society lauds Vanderbilt scientists

Five faculty members of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine are among 80 physician-scientists who will be inducted this year into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), an elite honor society of physician-scientists from the upper ranks of academic medicine and industry. They are:

Researchers gathered Feb. 25 in Light Hall for presentations in celebration of VUMC’s fourth annual REDCap Day. REDCap (short for Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. It’s specifically geared to support online or offline data capture for research studies and operations. Developed at VUMC by Paul Harris, PhD, MS, (shown above) and released in 2004, REDCap has 1.2 million users in 135 countries. For more information visit projectredcap.org.

REDCap Day 2020

Researchers gathered Feb. 25 in Light Hall for presentations in celebration of VUMC’s fourth annual REDCap Day. REDCap (short for Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases.

Genetics and EHRs

Lisa Bastarache, MS, research assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics, and Tony Capra, PhD, associate professor of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Informatics, described the intersection of genetics and electronic health records during last week’s Cutting-Edge Discovery Lecture.

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