Archive for 2014
November 10, 2014
Last week I went to a presentation at the City Club of Cleveland by Susan Crawford from the Berkman Center for the Internet and Society. She is the author of The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance. Just a couple of gems from her presentation:
She sees 3 layers – Fiber, Sensors and Screens. That is, a layer of fiber as the backbone of the digital city, sensors everywhere to collect data about the city and screens to visualize data in ways that are meaningful for decision makers and citizens
- “Data on the walls of the city” – again, making data available everywhere to improve the life in the city. This brought to mind the opening of Fulton Center in New York City – the transportation hub which has screens everywhere.
Worth following this topic and read her book.Share this:
April 22, 2014
Case Western Reserve University has an annual research day called Research ShowCase. I was privileged to be on the Program Board, chaired by Pete Zimmerman, Ph.D. Being both a former poster presenter and an Case alumni, made the event more meaningful. The event included hundreds of posters from post-docs, graduate students, undergrads and even high school students. The event had coverage by the Plain Dealer on this past Sunday including a slide show.
Robotics was a big hit as usual, but at Case, they are now experimenting with Biologically Inspired Robotics. See the video:
Other interesting exhibits included:
- Research Computing which is developing a high performance cluster for everything from medical imaging to metallurgy and astronomy.
- A Digital Health Management Consultant: Markov Models Made Accessible - making these complex statistical models simple, with a nice demo using health financial data.
- The Center for Statistical Research, Computing, and Collaboration with an emphasis on innovative interdisciplinary research.
Looking forward to working on next year’s showcase.
April 2, 2014
Full title is, “Chronic Kidney Disease in an Electronic Health Record Problem List: Quality of Care, ESRD, and Mortality” published in the American Journal of Nephrology. It has implications for CKD but other chronic conditions as well regarding the appropriate use of problem lists in the EMR. With CKD, diabetes and other chronic conditions which can be initially diagnosed with a lab test (eGFR for CKD), early identification is possible. But if the patient is not formally given the diagnosis in the problem list, it may lead the lack of early preventive care which can slow the progression of a chronic illness.
On another note, I am also actively blogging for HIMSS and posting blogs from HIMSS volunteers. Check out the HIMSS blog.Share this:
March 3, 2014
Last week I had two book chapters published.
First, a new social media book published by HIMSS titled Applying Social Media Technologies in Healthcare Environments edited by Christina Thielst, an early adopter of blogging in Health IT. My chapter is on “Social Media Hubs: Strategy and Implementation.” The book addresses a wide range of issues including legal and public health.
The second chapter is an update to Health Informatics: Practical Guide for Healthcare and Information Technology Professionals now in its 6th edition. My chapter is on eResearch, reviewing how information technology can support all aspects of the research workflow. The book is expanded adding several new chapters and is now endorsed by AMIA and available to AMIA members at a discount. Bob Hoyt, the editor from the University of West Florida, has created a companion website as a resource to informatics faculty and students called www.informaticseducation.org.
Both books are available in paper and as ebooks.
Another book chapter is nearing publishing. Will have an announcement about that soon.Share this:
January 15, 2014
Two automated reports I came across thanks to the Twitterati.
First is SlideShare personalized year in review shows a definite peak in November after I uploaded two presentations I made in Houston on Social Media Intro and Social Media in Healthcare. My total views on SlideShare are approaching 100,000 with over 20,000 in 2013 alone. And it is not only my most recent uploads which draw the traffic, some over five years old also draw ongoing interest and have 7000 views. Slideshare has been a source of speaking invitations as well.
Delicious has a similar reporting method. The Delicious Annual Report reminds me I joined in 2007 and has a nice constellation view of some of the content. It includes a word cloud, top finds and popular links. However, in starting my new job, I have decided to transition to Evernote in which I can save hyperlinks but also notes and other content.
Research Gate shows 329 publication views for 2013 with a Research Gate score of 11.33.
For Twitter, I found Simply Measured, should showed not only that I have 6380 followers but also my Klout score of 61.6 and 10,706 total tweets (not for last year only). Also displayed are key words (health care, top), audience distribution, audience by time zone,