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Department of Biomedical Informatics Archives

Osterman, Wanderer named associate chief medical information officers

Aug. 3, 2023—Travis Osterman, DO, MS, and Jonathan Wanderer, MD, MPhil, have been named associate chief medical information officers in HealthIT at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Colin Walsh elected to the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics

Jul. 24, 2023—Vanderbilt’s Colin Walsh, MD, MA, was recently elected to the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI) class of 2023.

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Novel treatments for fake patients

Jul. 7, 2023—A customizable framework uses simulated patients to distinguish effects of a new treatment from “learning effects” for clinicians; it should help identify training opportunities and hasten treatment improvements.

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VUMC patient portal welcomes millionth user

Jun. 28, 2023—by Paul Govern One million patients and patient delegates have joined My Health at Vanderbilt, or MHAV. As of June 23, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center patient portal had 1,000,126 registered users. MHAV was launched in 2004 to support patient engagement with VUMC. It gives patients secure comprehensive access to their VUMC medical record, seamless...

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Paul Harris named Vice President for Research Informatics

Jun. 27, 2023—Paul Harris, PhD, has been appointed to a new role as Vice President for Research Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Embí to help steer national AI code of conduct initiative

Jun. 27, 2023—Vanderbilt's Peter Embí, MD, MS, has been named to a National Academy of Medicine committee working to produce a code of conduct for the development and use of artificial intelligence in health, medical care and health research.

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ChatGPT tested for clinical decision support

Jun. 1, 2023—by Paul Govern A recent study finds promise in the artificial intelligence program ChatGPT for speeding review and improvement of computer system alerts used to support day-to-day clinical decision-making. In a blinded test at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a panel of four physicians and one pharmacist reviewed suggestions from ChatGPT 3.5 mixed with suggestions from...

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VUMC app used by research participants around the world

May. 24, 2023—MyCap is a secure, customizable mobile computing application (for smartphone or tablet) used to collect data from research participants on a remote basis. At Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where MyCap was created and launched in 2018, some 107 projects have used the app, and by 2021, research participants in 135 countries had installed the free app.

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Bauml, Wright land eStar Physician Builder Awards

May. 11, 2023—Vanderbilt radiologist and clinical informatics fellow Julie Bauml, MD, and internal medicine specialist Aileen Wright, MD, have received 2023 Physician Builder Awards.  

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Study finds genetic screening of adults would be cost-effective

May. 9, 2023—A Vanderbilt analysis of population genetic testing concludes with a recommendation to U.S. health policymakers to adopt routine testing of adults ages 40 and under for three genetic conditions posing high risk of life-threatening illness.

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Malin receives a Vanderbilt distinguished service award

Apr. 20, 2023—Bradley Malin, PhD, has received one of Vanderbilt University’s top honors, the Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor Award.

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COVID on Twitter: town vs. country

Apr. 11, 2023—A natural language processing analysis of 407 million tweets from May 2020 to January 2022 captures the rural-urban divide regarding COVID-19.

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