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Informatics Grand Rounds

NAVIGATING THE RIVER OF DATA TO WISDOM

Date/Time:   
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location:   
Medical Education Center Room 300 (Reardon Classroom)

 

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Speakers:   
Julie Jones, RN, MS (PRISM Department, Fletcher Allen Health Care) and Annie Moore-Cox, PhD, RN (NEC Corporation of America)

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The University of Vermont (Center for Clinical and Translational Science – Informatics Unit, Continuing Education, and Dana Medical Library), Fletcher Allen Health Care, and the State of Vermont are pleased to introduce a monthly Informatics Grand Rounds series that will provide a venue for learning about concepts and activities across the spectrum of informatics, from bioinformatics to clinical informatics to public health informatics. This series will feature the latest research and applications in informatics by local, regional, national, and international speakers.

Informatics has become a core element across the entire spectrum of biomedicine, from bench biology to medicine to public health. This transdisciplinary and integrative field combines biomedicine and health care with computer science, management and decision science, cognitive and social science, biostatistics, engineering, and information and communication technology. Recent national emphasis on personalized medicine, clinical and translational science, electronic health records, health care reform, public health surveillance, and global health has further highlighted the value and need for advancing informatics methods and applications.

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Informatics Grand Rounds


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NFORMATICS GRAND ROUNDS

“AUTOMATED USE OF CLINICAL LABORATORY RESULTS IN ADULTS”
Benjamin Littenberg, MD
Henry and Carleen Tufo Professor of Medicine and Professor of Nursing University of Vermont

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location:
Medical Education Center Room 300 (Reardon Classroom)
(Information about remote participation will be provided closer to the date)

Abstract:
The aggregation of patient-level clinical data into registries has great potential to improve the quality and reduce the costs of health care. The Vermedx Diabetes Information System is a laboratory-based patient registry with clinical and public health applications developed with support from the National Institutes of Health. I will present the design, implementation and evaluation of the system and discuss its impact and current applications as well as prospects for the future of such registries.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Littenberg is the Henry and Carleen Tufo Professor of Medicine as well as Professor of Nursing, Director of General Internal Medicine, and Associate Director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Vermont. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and trained in internal medicine at Hartford (Connecticut) Hospital. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Stanford University before becoming Assistant Professor of Medicine at Dartmouth. Following an appointment as Associate Professor of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, he assumed his present position in 1999.
He also founded and serves as Chief Medical Officer of Vermedx, Inc., a privately-held company whose NIH clinical trial-validated chronic disease decision support tools for providers and patients is being utilized in primary care environments in New England, New York, California, and Texas.
Dr. Littenberg’s research centers on technology assessment and quality improvement. Recent projects include new ways to measure quality of care in chronic disease, novel strategies for reporting test results to patients, the effect of the built environment on health outcomes, safety improvements in outpatient prescriptions, and strategies to address health literacy. In Vermont, Dr. Littenberg has developed statewide registry-based approaches to quality and safety improvement with the Vermont Breast Cancer Surveillance System and as Principal Investigator of the Vermont Diabetes Information System. He serves on the Association of University Radiologists GE-AUR Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) Advisory Board, the Brookings Institution High Value Health Care Project Expert Panel for Lab Data Integration for Diabetes Care Improvement, the National Quality Forum’s Cancer Care Performance Measures Cancer Technical Panel, and the New York City Department of Health A1C Registry Advisory Board.
Informatics Grand Rounds is a joint initiative between the University of Vermont (Center for Clinical and Translational Science Biomedical Informatics Unit, Continuing Education, and Dana Medical Library), Fletcher Allen Health Care, and the State of Vermont.

Informatics Grand Rounds Series opens June 29


Speakers Neil Sarkar PhD MLIS, James D. Michelson MD, and Hunt Blair will present “Bioinformatics and Health Informatics Across the State of Vermont” in the inaugural session of the Informatics Grand Rounds Series on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm in the UVM/FAHC Medical Education Center Room 300 (Reardon Classroom).
The University of Vermont Center for Clinical and Translation Science (CCTS) – Informatics Unit, UVM Continuing Education, Dana Medical Library, Fletcher Allen Health Care, and the State of Vermont are sponsoring the series to promote learning about concepts and activities across the spectrum of biomedical informatics.
Dr. Sarkar is Director of the UVM CCTS Informatics Unit, Dr. Michelson is Medical Informaticist at FAHC, and Mr. Blair is Deputy Director for Health Care Reform, Office of Vermont Health Access.