Department of Biomedical Informatics Archives
Rosenbloom appointed to National Library of Medicine’s Biomedical Informatics, Library and Data Sciences Review Committee
May. 18, 2021—Trent Rosenbloom, MD, MPH, professor and vice chair of Faculty Affairs in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, has been appointed to the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Biomedical Informatics, Library and Data Sciences (BILDS) Review Committee.
Clinical informatics program named HIMSS Approved Education Partner
May. 18, 2021—Vanderbilt’s Master of Science in Applied Clinical Informatics program (MSACI) was recently named an Approved Education Partner (AEP) by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Vanderbilt’s Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) and the School of Nursing also received HIMSS AEP approval.
Strength in numbers
May. 3, 2021—Voluntary data sharing across a region’s health systems and ambulatory care practices is important for measuring and improving health care quality and safety, Vanderbilt researchers report.
Malin appointed to CDC’s Board of Scientific Counselors
Apr. 29, 2021—Bradley Malin, PhD, professor of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics and Computer Science, has been appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through 2024.
Recognition initiative shares patients’ praise of VUMC employees
Apr. 28, 2021—A significant focus of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s mission is “Personalizing the patient experience through our caring spirit and remarkable capabilities.”
Extracting accurate COVID data from scanned forms
Apr. 19, 2021—A switch to paper forms during the COVID-19 pandemic might have hobbled research, but using software with a novel user interface made it possible to accurately extract information from scanned forms.
DBMI program for undergrads receives grant renewal from NSF
Apr. 15, 2021—The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a three-year grant renewal for Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program for Access to Training in Health Informatics (REU-PATHI).
Health care equity focus of tech design challenge
Apr. 15, 2021—A proposal titled “Capture of Smoking History in EHR for Assessment of Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility” has won the inaugural VCLIC Design Challenge, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center (VCLIC).
Team analyzed clinical notes to identify COVID symptoms
Apr. 15, 2021—At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health authorities first had to identify and draw attention to common signs and symptoms of the disease.
COVID-19 met with intensive teamwork
Apr. 1, 2021—Team members serving COVID-19 inpatients were more densely connected, interacting far more than their medical ICU counterparts.
COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium study highlights racial disparities, increased mortality for patients facing dual diagnoses
Mar. 19, 2021—The COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19) published new findings in the Annals of Oncology showing heightened mortality and racial disparities for patients with cancer diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Artificial intelligence calculates suicide attempt risk at VUMC
Mar. 15, 2021—A machine learning algorithm that predicts suicide attempt recently underwent a prospective trial at the institution where it was developed, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.