Posts Tagged ‘research’
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.
March 6, 2010
This is my other presentation at HIMSS 2010. One of the real values of EMRs is the secondary use of the data for research. While respecting patient privacy, this kind of research can be rapidly developed from EMR data. We recommend the following steps:
- define the cohort of patients you want to study/monitor
- define the data elements you want included
- review and verify data elements with subject matter experts
- set up a regular interval to extract the data
- generate some test queries to verify the process
- monitor to use of the data (ongoing governance)
Our initial experience with a Chronic Kidney Disease registry has been a success. We recommend that research issues be considered in any purchase and implementation of an EMR.Share this: