Department of Biomedical Informatics

Studies by Andrew Glazer, PhD, Giovanni Davogustto, MD, and colleagues found that genetic testing with information from electronic health records can reveal undiagnosed heart rhythm disorders.

Studies combine genetic testing, electronic health records to find undiagnosed diseases

Combining genetic testing with information from electronic health records revealed undiagnosed heart rhythm disorders and new conditions associated with inherited cancer gene mutations.

When science spills onto social media

Vanderbilt researchers report that social media posts can offer insights into how the public feels about genome editing, with stances varying across platforms and differing from those of academics and policy makers.

AAMC launches Health Equity Inventory at VUMC

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has launched a pilot project with Vanderbilt University Medical Center to develop a cloud-based tool to inventory community-based activities to address health inequities.

An initiative at VUMC is helping to reduce automated alerts that are often triggered in the electronic health record.

VUMC Clickbusters program helps reduce EHR alerts

Vanderbilt’s Clickbusters program is helping to stem alert fatigue associated with the Medical Center’s clinical IT system.

U.S. precision medicine research program releases genomic data

The All of Us Research Program released an initial large batch of genomic data on its cloud-based research platform, the Researcher Workbench, including whole genome sequences of 98,600 research participants and genotype data from 165,200 participants.

Kelli Stewart, center, discusses her ideas during last week’s Mental Health Innovation Challenge and Hackathon.

Chatbot takes first prize in Mental Health Innovation challenge

A chatbot — a computer program that simulates and processes human conversation — was the winning entrant in Vanderbilt’s recent Mental Health Innovation Challenge and Hackathon.

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