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Department of Biomedical Informatics Archives

VUMC research shows patient privacy, ‘big data’ can coexist

Jan. 28, 2016—A new study, led by investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), confirms that the scientific pursuit of so-called big data from hospitals and clinics needn’t conflict with patient privacy.

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VUMC’s Jackson elected fellow of ACMI

Jan. 7, 2016—Gretchen Purcell Jackson, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Pediatric Surgery, Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics, is one of 13 fellows recently elected to the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI).

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Harris honored by American Medical Informatics Association

Nov. 19, 2015—Paul Harris, Ph.D., MS, professor of Biomedical Informatics and Engineering, has received the Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

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Computer extracts cancer stage

Nov. 13, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators developed a computerized natural language processing algorithm to extract cancer stages from electronic medical records.

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Data diving for health

Sep. 23, 2015—To most effectively use electronic health records for research, investigators should query multiple components of the record to identify patients with specific diseases.

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Medical informatics group elects Lehmann

Sep. 10, 2015—Christoph Lehmann, M.D., professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was recently elected president-elect of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA).

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Drug signaling networks

Jul. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators have developed a new algorithm to understand the networks of signaling molecules that control drug action.

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VUSM to offer master’s degree in applied clinical informatics

Jun. 25, 2015—A new program being offered this fall through Vanderbilt University School of Medicine will offer health care professionals the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in the growing biomedical informatics field.

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The changing face of health care IT

Jun. 23, 2015—Changes coming to our clinical systems at Vanderbilt aim to better serve our patients and to maintain the highest standard care in an increasingly competitive and cost-conscious environment.

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NIH director set for Discovery Lecture

May. 21, 2015—National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., will deliver a special Discovery Lecture at Vanderbilt University Medical Center next Thursday, May 28.

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Tools for exploring ‘omics’ data

May. 18, 2015—The NetGestalt computing portal integrates vast amounts of data to aid users in finding biologically and clinically relevant information.

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VUMC’s Denny named to NIH precision medicine group

Apr. 2, 2015—Josh Denny, M.D., M.S., associate professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, will help guide planning for the precision medicine initiative announced by President Obama in his January State of the Union Address.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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