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Department of Biomedical Informatics Archives

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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VUMC to lead AI ethics core for NIH project

Sep. 22, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers will lead and comprise the greater part of an artificial intelligence research ethics core for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) program called Bridge to Artificial Intelligence, or Bridge2AI.

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Multisite project seeks to use patients’ voices to help diagnose disease

Sep. 22, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is partnering with 11 institutions on a $14 million NIH-funded project that aims to establish voice as a biomarker used in clinical care.

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Policy experts discuss abortion ruling and health data privacy

Sep. 22, 2022—Vanderbilt policy experts discuss how the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade and newly enacted state laws limiting or banning abortion can be expected to bring new scrutiny to the privacy vulnerabilities of electronic health records.

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PheWAS reveals post-COVID-19 diagnoses

Sep. 8, 2022—Using a high-throughput informatics technique and electronic health records, Vanderbilt researchers found that COVID-19 survivors had an increased risk for more than 40 new diagnoses.

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Simple Beginnings

Sep. 8, 2022—Vanderbilt held its annual Simple Beginnings ceremony for new doctoral students last week in Light Hall.

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