DMICE Faculty, Staff and Fellows Participate in AMIA Informatics Summit, March 25-29

The Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) will be well represented at the AMIA 2019 Informatics Summit, to be held March 25-29 at the Park 55 Hotel in San Francisco, California.

Kate Fultz Hollis, M.S., M.B.I. ’17, DMICE research associate, will be leading a workshop on innovative tools for research reproducibility and data sharing on March 25th. The workshop will help participants understand challenges and define clinical and pre-clinical reproducibility as it related to clinical research informatics; identify places in research workflow to incorporate reproducible practices, programs, and software; and create a workflow that enables reproducibility practices and sharing data.

Kate developed a second workshop for AMIA Summit on research data governance: a tutorial introduction, and one of the instructors is alumnus Nelson Sanchez-Pinto, M.D, M.B.I. ’15, assistant professor of pediatrics and preventive medicine, Northwestern University School of Medicine. This workshop will include a presentation of background knowledge of principles of research data governance as well as an opportunity to role-play various data governance-related positions in an organization.

On March 26th, David Dorr, M.D., M.S., professor and vice chair, will present on assessing the benefits and challenges of Clinical Quality Language (CQL) – a HL7 specification for representing logic criteria for clinical quality measures. Historically, electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) have had logic encoded in the Quality Data Model (QDM). This project assessed interpretability of human-readable CQL-representations of eCQMs compared to QDM-representations. The researchers found that individuals may have differing preferences for models of logic-expression that delineate eCQM criteria.

Matthew Brush, Ph.D., former postdoctoral fellow and currently research assistant professor in the OHSU Library, will participate in a panel on open, expert-curated, harmonized, and standardized precision oncology knowledge, ontologies and APIs on March 27th. The panel will illustrate how the data represented in knowledge bases drives the modeling work in translational research networks, which in turn informs the development of pre-clinical standards for genomic data and knowledge, which ultimately informs the development of standards for clinical systems for use at point of care.

Clinical Informatics Fellow Brian Tran, M.D., will present on burnout and electronic health record use among academic primary care physicians with varied clinical workloads on March 28th.

Professor and chair William R. Hersh, M.D., will lead an in-person session of the OHSU 10×10 (“ten by ten”) course on March 27th.  This continuing education course, offered online in partnership with AMIA, is an introduction to biomedical and health informatics. Since the inception of the course in 2005, over 2500 people have completed it.