Archive for April, 2014
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: