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October 19, 2017 • News
October 19, 2017 • News
Regenstrief study to determine whether health information exchange improves emergency care
INDIANAPOLIS — Are patients less likely to be hospitalized if emergency departments have access to their complete medical record via health information exchange? Regenstrief Institute scientists are conducting the first study of health information exchange use over multiple years to evaluate whether it improves patient outcomes in emergency departments. The innovative work will measure actual […]
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September 28, 2017 • News
September 28, 2017 • News
IU, Regenstrief, LifeOmic announce collaboration to revolutionize medicine
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University, the Regenstrief Institute and Indianapolis-based technology company LifeOmic have announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration to advance the development of precision medicine, a personalized approach to disease treatment and prevention. Under terms of the agreement, LifeOmic receives a blanket license to a broad range of intellectual property owned by IU and Regenstrief as […]
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September 16, 2017 • News
September 16, 2017 • News
Indiana Chapter of HIMSS Announces Indiana Medicaid Data Challenge
Indianapolis, Indiana, September 13th, 2017 – The Indiana Chapter of HIMSS announces the Indiana Medicaid Data Challenge, to be held at Regenstrief Institute in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 8AM to 5PM. Teams of participants will compete to demonstrate innovative visualization and analysis of Medicaid healthcare information that is being de-identified and […]
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September 15, 2017 • Announcements
September 15, 2017 • Announcements
Center for Cancer Population Analytics and Patient-Centered Informatics earns Signature Center status
Following three successful years of formative work, the Center for Cancer Population Analytics and Patient-Centered Informatics has been named an IUPUI Signature Center.  Led by Indiana University Associate Professor of Medicine and Regenstrief Research Scientist David Haggstrom, MD, MAS, the center’s scientific core – representing productive collaborations with the IU Schools of Medicine, Informatics and […]
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September 07, 2017 • News
September 07, 2017 • News
Many ICU survivors depressed: IU study finds young and African Americans at highest risk
INDIANAPOLIS – Intensive care unit survivors, growing in number as clinicians and medical technology save more lives, are psychologically as well as medically fragile. The first study to examine antidepressant use and depressive symptoms after an ICU stay, has found that even if prescribed antidepressants, a significant percentage–about a third–had symptoms of depression at the […]
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August 08, 2017 • News
August 08, 2017 • News
Regenstrief developing and testing novel, real-world automated patient identification
INDIANAPOLIS – Matching patients to their medical records from multiple health care providers is critical to medical care, but can be challenging to accomplish because their records can be incomplete or inaccurate, and patients often share similar names. How, for example, to match medical records to the correct “John Jones” or “Maria Garcia” from their […]
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August 07, 2017 • Announcements
August 07, 2017 • Announcements
Alexia Torke appointed associate chief, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Alexia Torke, MD was appointed associate division chief for the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics for the Indiana University School of Medicine effective July 1, 2017. The announcement was made by Greg Sachs, MD, chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. Torke will be assuming responsibility to assist the Division […]
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July 11, 2017 • News
July 11, 2017 • News
IU, Regenstrief study: Early home health worker visit lowers risk of hospital readmission
INDIANAPOLIS – A visit by a home health worker, such as a nurse or physical therapist, within a week of an older adult’s discharge from a skilled nursing facility appears to lower the risk of hospital readmission within 30 days by nearly half according to a new Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief […]
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July 06, 2017 • News
July 06, 2017 • News
Regenstrief & IU to offer unique public and population health informatics training program
Regenstrief & IU to offer unique public and population health informatics training program INDIANAPOLIS — The Regenstrief Institute, internationally recognized for its research and training programs in clinical informatics, will now train researchers in the increasingly important fields of public and population health informatics. The unique new program, in collaboration with Indiana University School of […]
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June 05, 2017 • News
June 05, 2017 • News
IU and Regenstrief studying decreasing dementia after delirium for older ICU survivors
IU and Regenstrief studying decreasing dementia after delirium for older ICU survivors INDIANAPOLIS – Researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute are developing and testing the nation’s first program to deliver via telemedicine specially designed cognitive training and physical exercise programs to the homes of hospital intensive care survivors […]
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May 15, 2017 • News
May 15, 2017 • News
New IU collaborative care model focuses on full recovery of those injured after age 50
INDIANAPOLIS – An estimated 1.4 million Americans over age 50 are hospitalized for severe injuries annually–most often due to motor vehicle crashes or falls. The majority have the potential for full recovery from the trauma, yet a large percentage do not reach their full potential. With the support of a new $2.5 million, five-year award […]
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May 12, 2017
May 12, 2017
Regenstrief Center for Biomedical Informatics names new leader
INDIANAPOLIS – Shaun Grannis, MD, MS, FAAFP, Regenstrief Institute investigator and associate professor of Family Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, has been appointed director of the Regenstrief Institute Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI). Dr. Grannis, an internationally recognized expert in informatics and biosurveillance, was named a Regenstrief Institute investigator in July 2004 and has been serving as interim director since January 2016.
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May 05, 2017 • News
May 05, 2017 • News
Regenstrief investigator promoted to acting associate dean
INDIANAPOLIS – NiCole Keith, PhD, FACSM, was promoted to acting associate dean for Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis’ School of Physical Education and Tourism Management. Keith moves into this position while Rafael E. Bahamonde, PhD, FACSM, serves as interim dean during the search for a permanent replacement to outgoing dean James "Jay" Gladden, PhD who began his position as dean of University College and associate vice chancellor for undergraduate education on February 1st.
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April 19, 2017 • News
April 19, 2017 • News
AMA, Regenstrief Institute Help Increase EHR Training in Med Schools
Developed as part of AMA’s initiative to create the medical school of the future, new training platform will help ensure physicians and other health care professionals learn how to use EHRs to deliver patient care in modern health system CHICAGO – With the majority of today’s physicians graduating from medical school without comprehensive training using […]
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April 11, 2017 • News
April 11, 2017 • News
IU, Regenstrief study explores adherence and tolerability to Alzheimer’s medications
INDIANAPOLIS — Researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute have performed the first study conducted in the United States under real-world conditions comparing patient adherence and tolerability to a class of drugs known as cholinesterase inhibitors. Although there are no known cures for Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, drugs […]
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March 23, 2017
March 23, 2017
Study compares hospice care in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and patient homes
INDIANAPOLIS — A new study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute has found only minimal differences in the intensity of hospice services provided in nursing homes as compared to hospice services provided to patients in assisted living facilities or their homes. However the mix of services did vary by […]
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March 14, 2017 • News
March 14, 2017 • News
IU Center for Aging Research develops novel ICU delirium severity assessment tool
INDIANAPOLIS — Millions of intensive care unit patients in the United States experience delirium, an acute brain failure resulting in confusion and long-term memory problems. Researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research have developed and validated a novel easy-to-administer tool to score and track delirium severity in the ICU, enabling clinicians to make […]
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March 07, 2017 • Announcements
March 07, 2017 • Announcements
OPTIMISTIC improves care by avoiding unnecessary hospital stays for nursing home residents
INDIANAPOLIS – The OPTIMISTIC model of care, an innovative program developed and implemented by clinician-researchers to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations of long-stay nursing home residents reduced hospitalizations for diagnoses considered potentially avoidable by nearly 40 percent and total hospitalizations by 25 percent according to a study published in the March issue of the journal Health Affairs. […]
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March 02, 2017 • Announcements
March 02, 2017 • Announcements
New Regenstrief-McDonald chair supports data standards critical to health information exchange
INDIANAPOLIS – The Regenstrief-McDonald Chair in Data Standards has been established and endowed by the Regenstrief Foundation at Indiana University School of Medicine. The new position honors and perpetuates the legacies of two giants who have focused on improving human health — Sam Regenstrief, the namesake of the foundation and of the internationally respected Regenstrief […]
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February 24, 2017
February 24, 2017
Regenstrief Institute investigator inducted into medical informatics honor society
INDIANAPOLIS — Regenstrief Institute investigator John T. Finnell, MD, MSc, an associate professor of clinical emergency medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. He joins a select elected group of individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field […]
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February 21, 2017 • News
February 21, 2017 • News
Critical Care Recovery Center model receives national recognition for innovation
INDIANAPOLIS — The Critical Care Recovery Center, or CCRC, model developed and tested by the Indiana University Center for Aging Research, the Regenstrief Institute and Eskenazi Health has received the 2017 THRIVE Innovation Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. The honor recognizes the nation’s first collaborative care concept targeting the extensive cognitive, physical […]
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February 21, 2017 • News
February 21, 2017 • News
Regenstrief Institute and Health Catalyst Team to Reveal Hidden Meaning in Clinical Data for Better Patient Care
Partnership commercializes validated research and world-renowned expertise to extract clinical insights from text records ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — From the floor of the HIMSS17 Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Health Catalyst and the Regenstrief Institute announced today an agreement to bring Regenstrief’s artificial intelligence-powered text analytics technology out of the lab and into healthcare […]
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February 14, 2017 • Announcements
February 14, 2017 • Announcements
Nadia Nguyen Adams named to IBJ’s Forty Under 40 Class of 2017
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana University Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science Chief Operating Officer Nadia Nguyen Adams, MHA is working to empower doctors, nurses and other clinicians with the information, services, and support needed to provide the best care, at a lower cost, for better health outcomes for over 10 million residents of Indiana, Illinois, […]
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February 09, 2017 • News
February 09, 2017 • News
New $3.2 million NIH grant supports nation’s first mobile post-ICU recovery program
INDIANAPOLIS — Two million of the five million Americans admitted to intensive care units annually have or develop acute respiratory failure, predisposing them to long-term cognitive, functional and psychological impairments collectively known as post-intensive care syndrome. A new $3.2 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute funds the development and evaluation of […]
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February 02, 2017 • News
February 02, 2017 • News
Online video blogs (a.k.a. vlogs) as tools for patient engagement: Is seeing engaging?
INDIANAPOLIS – Online patient video journals or blogs–called vlogs–chronicling the good, the bad and the ugly of a specific medical condition can help both physicians and their patients, says Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research investigator Joy L. Lee, PhD, corresponding author of “Seeing is Engaging: Vlogs as a […]
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January 26, 2017 • News
January 26, 2017 • News
Expanding throughout Indiana, OPTIMISTIC study tests new CMS payment model
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana University’s OPTIMISTIC study has added an additional 25 facilities across Indiana as it expands its efforts to improve the health and health care of long-term nursing home residents. Over the next four years, the 19 central Indiana nursing homes that participated in OPTIMISTIC’s initial phase plus the 25 additional nursing homes from […]
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January 24, 2017
January 24, 2017
African-American veterans in mental health care are not as activated as White veterans
INDIANAPOLIS – Patients who are activated–meaning they have the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their health and health care–have better health outcomes. A new study provides evidence that male and female African-American veterans receiving outpatient mental health services are not as activated as White veterans. In addition to demonstrating an association between race and […]
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January 17, 2017 • News
January 17, 2017 • News
Rapidly meeting the mental health needs of older adults
INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly 20 percent of older Americans experience depression and the highest rate of suicide is among older adult Caucasian males. Despite the anticipated growth of mental health needs as the U.S. population ages, there is only one geriatric psychiatrist for every 23,000 older Americans. By 2030, there will only be one geriatric psychiatrist […]
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January 10, 2017 • News
January 10, 2017 • News
Older adults with obesity less responsive to memory training than those with lower BMIs
INDIANAPOLIS – In the first study to compare the results of cognitive training by body mass index (BMI) category, scientists from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research found that memory training provided only one-third the benefit to older adults with obesity than the benefit it provided to older adults without obesity. To determine responsiveness […]
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December 20, 2016 • News
December 20, 2016 • News
Commonly used drugs lead to more doctor’s office, hospital and emergency department visits
INDIANAPOLIS — Anticholinergic medications, a class of drugs commonly used by older adults, are linked to an increased rate of emergency department and hospital utilization in the United States, according to a study of community-dwelling Americans age 65 and older by Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indiana University Center for Health Innovation and Implementation […]
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November 22, 2016 • News
November 22, 2016 • News
Incoming Regenstrief Institute president Embi named chair-elect of AMIA board of directors
INDIANAPOLIS — Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, who joins the Regenstrief Institute as president and CEO on December 15, has been selected as the chair-elect of the board of directors of the American Medical Informatics Association, the largest international professional biomedical and health informatics association. The four-year term includes a one-year term as chair-elect, two […]
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November 21, 2016 • News
November 21, 2016 • News
Study finds occupational therapy unable to delay Alzheimer’s patients’ functional decline
INDIANAPOLIS – In the first study to investigate whether two years of in-home occupational therapy might help those with Alzheimer’s disease delay the loss of their physical function, researchers from the Indiana Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute have found that occupational therapy tailored to the individual patient’s needs did not delay the […]
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November 14, 2016 • News
November 14, 2016 • News
Ensuring medical care is consistent with patient goals
INDIANAPOLIS – It can be challenging to determine whether the medical care provided in a hospital or nursing home is consistent with the preferences of the patient and family as indicated in the patient’s advance planning documents. Currently nearly a quarter of hospitalized older Americans are unable to make end-of-life decisions for themselves. In the […]
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November 12, 2016 • News
November 12, 2016 • News
Regenstrief scientists receive prestigious award for innovation in biomedical informatics
  INDIANAPOLIS — Burke Mamlin, MD, and Paul Biondich, MD, of the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine will be honored on November 12 with the 2016 Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics. The award will be presented by the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), the largest international professional biomedical informatics […]
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November 09, 2016
November 09, 2016
A Global Framework for Health Information Exchange
Decision makers in low- and middle-income countries know the value of health information exchange (HIE). Unfortunately these nations may lack access to resources that accelerate the establishment of policies and procedures needed to support it.  A new framework published by the Regenstrief Institute aims to cull together HIE experience and implementation knowledge to assist HIE decision-makers […]
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November 03, 2016 • News
November 03, 2016 • News
New low cost workforce is effective in decreasing depression burden in primary care
INDIANAPOLIS — The Aging Brain Care Medical Home, a novel brain-focused population health management program implemented in the homes of older adults, lowered depression severity by more than 50 percent over six months according to a new study from the Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University Center for Aging Research, IU Center for Health Innovation and Implementation […]
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November 01, 2016 • News
November 01, 2016 • News
OPTIMISTIC study: Advance care planning in nursing homes challenging but critical
INDIANAPOLIS — The goal of advance care planning is to ensure that the health care an individual receives is consistent with his or her values and preferences. New research shows the critical need for advance care planning and highlights the challenges that healthcare institutions — especially nursing homes — face in supporting high quality advance […]
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October 28, 2016 • News
October 28, 2016 • News
Have a dental emergency? Your smartphone may soon be able to help you avoid trip to the ER
INDIANAPOLIS — Have a dental emergency? Your smartphone may be able to help you avoid an unnecessary trip to the hospital. A team mentored by Thankam Thyvalikakath, DMD, PhD, now of the Indiana University School of Dentistry and of the Regenstrief Institute, has developed and tested a novel mobile application enabling smartphones to capture and […]
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October 26, 2016
October 26, 2016
New tool from IU and Regenstrief measures communication experiences of inpatient families
INDIANAPOLIS — More than 13 million older adults are admitted to hospitals annually in the United States. Nearly a quarter need to have all decisions made for them by a family member, and almost half need help from family to make some decisions. Clinician-researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute […]
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October 25, 2016 • News
October 25, 2016 • News
Conference to create VA informatics research roadmap held at Regenstrief Institute
  INDIANAPOLIS — The Regenstrief Institute, an internationally respected leader in health services, informatics and aging research, recently hosted the 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development national field-based meeting on informatics research. Sixty-two invited participants from across the United States gathered Sept. 29-30 at the institute’s new headquarters to shape the […]
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October 24, 2016 • News
October 24, 2016 • News
OPTIMISTIC study: Unique nurse practitioner role leads to safer care in nursing homes
INDIANAPOLIS – Transfers of nursing home residents to and from the hospital frequently expose these frail, older adults to medication errors and poor follow-up care resulting in near or serious harm to one in four nationwide.   Research conducted as part of the OPTIMISTIC study, an innovative program developed and implemented at a growing number […]
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October 18, 2016 • Announcements
Regenstrief Institute selects Ohio State’s Peter Embi as new leader
October 18, 2016 • Announcements
Regenstrief Institute selects Ohio State’s Peter Embi as new leader
INDIANAPOLIS – Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, an internationally recognized expert in biomedical informatics, has been named the new president and chief executive officer of the Regenstrief Institute Inc., a global leader dedicated to improving health and healthcare through innovations and research in biomedical informatics, health services, and aging.
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October 06, 2016 • Announcements
October 06, 2016 • Announcements
Debra K. Litzelman awarded Mastership in the American College of Physicians
INDIANAPOLIS — Debra K. Litzelman, MA, MD, MACP, has been awarded Mastership in the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. Dr. Litzelman is the D. Craig Brater Professor of Global Health Education and Professor of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), a Senior Research Scientist at the Regenstrief […]
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September 29, 2016 • Announcements
Thomas Inui honored as distinguished alum by Johns Hopkins University
September 29, 2016 • Announcements
Thomas Inui honored as distinguished alum by Johns Hopkins University
INDIANAPOLIS – Thomas Inui, MD, a Regenstrief Institute investigator and a past president and CEO of the institute, has been awarded a 2016 distinguished alumnus award by the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Inui is the Joe and Sarah Ellen Mamlin Professor Emeritus of Global Health Research and a professor emeritus of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.
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September 13, 2016 • News
September 13, 2016 • News
Imperiale named IU’s first Lawrence Lumeng Professor in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Imperiale named IU’s first Lawrence Lumeng Professor in Gastroenterology and Hepatology INDIANAPOLIS — Regenstrief Institute investigator Thomas F. Imperiale, M.D., has been named the inaugural Lawrence Lumeng Professor in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Imperiale is an internationally respected health services researcher and a clinical gastroenterologist. Dr. Imperiale’s research, which […]
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September 08, 2016 • News
IU and Regenstrief’s OPTIMISTIC named one of 20 top geriatric studies of 21st century
September 08, 2016 • News
IU and Regenstrief’s OPTIMISTIC named one of 20 top geriatric studies of 21st century
INDIANAPOLIS – The OPTIMISTIC study, an innovative program developed and implemented by clinician-researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations of long stay nursing home residents, has been recognized by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society as one of 20 articles published from 2000 to […]
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September 01, 2016 • Announcements
New Regenstrief Institute website is live
September 01, 2016 • Announcements
New Regenstrief Institute website is live
Welcome to the new online home of Regenstrief Institute. We invite you to learn about a place where for over 45 years, people from disciplines have come together to create pathways to better health through healthcare research, infrastructure and systems innovation, and education and knowledge-sharing. Data and technology may be our tools, but caring for […]
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August 18, 2016
August 18, 2016
Regenstrief project assembles health information from different electronic medical records
If you are rushed to a hospital in an emergency, is your complete medical record available to those caring for you? Will they know all medications you have been prescribed and whether you are taking them as directed? Does your primary care physician know your complete medical history?
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July 21, 2016
July 21, 2016
VA and Regenstrief researchers working to identify risk factors for colon cancer under 50
July 21, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS — While the incidence of colon cancer has been declining in individuals 50 years old and older in the United States, it is steadily rising in those under age 50. With funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Thomas F. Imperiale, M.D., a VA and Regenstrief Instituteclinician-researcher, is developing and […]
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June 30, 2016
June 30, 2016
LOINC award honors outstanding contributors to advancement of health data interoperability
June 30, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS — LOINC, the world’s most commonly used universal code system for identifying medical test results, observations and other clinical measurements, has announced the inaugural recipients of the LOINC Award for Distinguished Contributions. The new award honors individuals whose work advances the interoperability that ensures that medical data can be recorded, electronically […]
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June 23, 2016
June 23, 2016
Study explores impact of early dementia screening of older adults on their family members
June 23, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS — A new grant to the Indiana University Center for Aging Research from the National Institute on Aging funds the first study to assess the potential benefits and harms to family members of early dementia screening of older adults. The Effects on Families of older adults Experiencing Cognitive Testing (EFECT) study […]
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June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016
Young African-American adults are less susceptible to delirium in ICU than Caucasians
June 14, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS — The first study to evaluate the relationship between race and intensive care unit delirium has found that African-American ICU patients age 18 to 50 are less susceptible to delirium than similarly aged Caucasians or than either African-American or Caucasian ICU patients age 50 or older. Delirium is a state of […]
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June 06, 2016
June 06, 2016
Study finds one-third of women taking bisphosphonates remain at risk for fracture
June 6, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS — More than 53 million Americans age 50 and older, primarily women, have osteoporosis or are at high risk for the condition due to low bone density. A recent study of oral bisphosphonates, the most commonly prescribed osteoporosis treatment, found that approximately a third of women prescribed these drugs continue to […]
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May 11, 2016
May 11, 2016
IU Center for Aging Research founding director honored by American Geriatrics Society
INDIANAPOLIS — Christopher Callahan, M.D., the founding director of the Indiana University Center for Aging Research, a Regenstrief Institute investigator and the Cornelius and Yvonne Pettinga Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, has been named the 2016 recipient of the American Geriatrics Society’s prestigious Edward Henderson Award. Dr. Callahan is an internationally […]
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May 05, 2016
May 05, 2016
Study finds hospice use does not increase long stay nursing home decedents’ care costs
May 5, 2016                                                                                             INDIANAPOLIS — Use of hospice services does […]
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April 21, 2016
April 21, 2016
Regenstrief, IU study finds machine learning as good as humans’ in cancer surveillance
April 21, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS — Machine learning has come of age in public health reporting according to researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. They have found that existing algorithms and open source machine learning tools were as good as, or better than, human […]
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April 19, 2016
April 19, 2016
Half of long-stay nursing home residents go to hospital ED regardless of cognitive status
April 19, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS — A new study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute has found that almost half of all long-stay nursing home residents experience at least one transfer to an Emergency Department over the course of a year regardless of their cognitive status. While a high percentage […]
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April 12, 2016
April 12, 2016
Strategies and milestones for Alzheimer’s patient and caregiver support outlined
April 12, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS — The National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) was signed into law in 2011.  Over the past five years milestones have been identified to meet the plan’s biomedical research goal. However, similar milestones have not been created for the goals on patient care and caregiver support. Now, the Alzheimer’s Association National Plan […]
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April 07, 2016
April 07, 2016
New low-cost workforce extends primary care to homes of older adults
April 7, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS — A new study from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute has found that person-centered dementia care, which involves both patients and their caregivers, can be effectively provided by an engaged low-cost workforce — care coordinator assistants. Under the close supervision of clinical professionals, the care coordinator […]
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March 31, 2016
March 31, 2016
The right stuff? Hospital readmission penalties approaching for nursing home patients
March 31, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS — A significant number of older adults are not ready to go home when they leave the hospital. About one-fifth are discharged to one of the nation’s 15,000 skilled nursing facilities for rehabilitative care. With new federal legislation set to penalize both the hospital and skilled nursing facility if rehospitalization occurs […]
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March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016
Improving care for nursing home residents: CMS ups support of OPTIMISTIC to $30.3 million
March 28, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS — With the announcement of an additional $16.9 million for a total of more than $30 million of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services funding since 2012, Indiana University’s OPTIMISTIC project commences the second phase of an innovative endeavor with a goal of improving the health and health care of long-term […]
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March 02, 2016
March 02, 2016
Can Indiana get healthier through technology?
The amount of information about you, your habits and your health that is stored by various places you visit might surprise you. Whether it’s the grocery store, gym, bike-share service, family doctor or pharmacy, databases around town could offer you a remarkably clear picture of your personal health — IF they were unified. Could Indy […]
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February 29, 2016
February 29, 2016
Extracting value from chaos: The promise of health information technology
February 29, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS — Expectations for health information technology abound. A paper from the Regenstrief Institute takes a sweeping look at a variety of categories of health IT including electronic medical records; health information exchange; telemedicine; patient portals and personal health records; mobile devices, wearable sensors and monitors; and social media. The authors evaluate […]
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February 08, 2016
February 08, 2016
Workshops aim to increase collaboration between technology, healthcare
INDIANAPOLIS — Once again, Indiana is a leader in life-saving technology. On Tuesday, January 26, a unique workshop brought together professionals from all aspects of health care to discuss “Indiana’s Opportunities to Lead in Digital Health.” Presenters Dr. Nir Menachemi from the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and Dr. Titus Schleyer […]
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January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016
IU, Regenstrief study: Cognitive training effects differ by older adult’s education level
January 28, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS — The first study to investigate the effects of cognitive training on the cognitive functioning of older adults by education level has found that individuals with fewer than 12 years of schooling benefit more from cognitive training than their more highly educated counterparts. While the effects of reasoning and memory training […]
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January 27, 2016
January 27, 2016
Grant to Regenstrief and IU supports study of dental treatment outcomes across U.S.
January 27, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS — With support from a three-year $1.2 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research’s National Dental Practice-Based Research Network, researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University School of Dentistry will conduct an analysis of electronic dental records of patients treated by community dentists across the United States […]
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January 21, 2016
January 21, 2016
Low reflective ability is risk for professionalism lapses during medical school and beyond
January 21, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS — Might it be possible to identify and then reach out to help medical students whose actions may put them at risk of lapses in professionalism in medical school and beyond? Professionalism lapses are the most common cause for disciplinary action against practicing physicians. A new study from the Indiana University […]
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