electronic health records (EHRs)

Bariatric surgery linked to cardiometabolic health improvements: study

Bariatric surgery can lead to significant cardiometabolic health improvements using a variety of measures, including blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and hemoglobin A1C, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.  

AI aids efforts to cut nuisance alerts for health care teams: study

A new study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center demonstrates the promise of artificial intelligence to help refine and target the myriad computerized alerts intended to assist doctors and other team members in day-to-day clinical decision-making.

Liver disease specialist Ashley Spann receives two career development awards

Vanderbilt’s Ashley Spann, MD, MSACI, is the inaugural recipient of the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Hepatology Award from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

New algorithms show promise for predicting bipolar disorder risk

In a new study across three major U.S. health care systems, researchers developed and tested algorithms to predict who will develop bipolar disorder.

Stanford, Essentia Health join VUMC-based clinical research network

The STAR Clinical Research Network, based at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has added two new partners — Essentia Health, a Minnesota-based rural health care system, and Stanford University School of Medicine, one of the country’s leading academic medical centers.

Team uses COVID-19 to test automated acute disease profiling

An automated solution for creating phenotyping algorithms, PheNorm, worked well to identify symptomatic COVID-19 cases in electronic health records, suggesting that automation could speed high-throughput phenotyping of acute disease.

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