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Department of Biomedical Informatics Archives

Survey finds patients value immediate access to test results

Mar. 22, 2023—A survey sent to more than 43,000 patients living in several states around the country finds that 96% of patients who use patient web portals prefer immediate online access to their clinical test results.

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Study evaluates polygenic risk score for prostate cancer risk prediction

Mar. 16, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that prostate cancer polygenic risk score has limited utility for enhancing prostate cancer screening.

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Osterman named Associate Vice President for Research Informatics

Mar. 9, 2023—Travis Osterman, DO, MS, has been appointed to a new role as Associate Vice President for Research Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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REDCap day highlights tool’s new features, global impact

Feb. 16, 2023—REDCap Day (Research Electronic Data Capture) is an annual event featuring presentations and workshops for the Vanderbilt and Meharry Medical College research community.

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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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