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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 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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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 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 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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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 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 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 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 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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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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