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November 18, 2020

Regenstrief researchers present at virtual AMIA symposium

AMIA 2020 virtual booth

Regenstrief research scientists made valuable contributions to the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2020 Virtual Symposium through workshops, presentations and posters in addition to playing a major role in organizing the event.

AMIA is the leading professional association for informaticians, and its mission is to use informatics to transform healthcare. The annual meeting is the foremost symposium for the science and practice of biomedical informatics, bringing together professionals from diverse backgrounds.

Regenstrief Vice President for Research Development and Interim Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics Eneida Mendonca, M.D., PhD, was the chair of the AMIA 2020 Scientific Program Committee, which led the planning of this major event.

Research Scientist Titus Schleyer, DMD, PhD, helped organize the AMIA/HL7 FHIR® Applications Competition. He started the showcase three years ago, and it is now a permanent part of the conference.

Regenstrief and Indiana University T15 fellow Heather Taylor, M.S., was a finalist in the symposium’s student paper competition for her paper titled “Health information exchange use during dental visits.” She was one of eight to give presentations.

Other Regenstrief experts presenting work during the conference were:

Paul Dexter, M.D.

Oral presentation: Transforming Primary Medical Research Knowledge into Clinical Decision Support Rules

Brian Dixon, PhD, MPA

Oral presentation: The Association of Encounter- and Hospital-Level Characteristics with Health Information Exchange in Emergency Department Encounters: A Longitudinal Log File Analysis

Peter Embí, M.D., M.S.

Workshop: 11th Annual Workshop on Visual Analytics in Healthcare (VAHC)

Panel: Synthetic Data: The Future of Data-driven Medicine (Sponsored by MDClone)

Shaun Grannis, M.D., M.S.

Oral presentation: Novel Application of Data Quality Metrics to Tailor Standardization of Patient Matching Fields

Bryan McConomy, M.D.

Poster: Breaking Up is Hard to Do; Divorcing Pagers from the Clinical Ecosystem

Rebecca Rivera, PhD

Poster: Towards Measuring Real-world vs. Theoretical Impact: Implementing an Enhanced Method for Evaluating Health Information Exchange (HIE)

Titus Schleyer, DMD, PhD

Panel: Healthcare Delivery Systems, EHRs, and the Future of an App-based Ecosystem: Old Wine in New Bottles?

Heather Taylor, M.S.

Oral presentation: Health Information Exchange Use During Dental Visits

Joshua Vest, PhD, MPH

Oral presentation: End User Information Needs for a SMART on FHIR-based Automated Transfer Form to Support the Care of Nursing Home Patients During Emergency Department Visits

Work from Regenstrief affiliated scientists included:

Theresa Cullen, M.D., M.S.

Panel: Operationalizing Telehealth During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Panel: Low-to-Middle-Income Country (LMIC) National and Regional Responses during Epidemic Situations and COVID-19: The Role of Informatics in Prevention, Preparation, Control, and Management

Christopher Harle, PhD

Panel: Actionable Opportunities for Improving Opioid Prescribing through Use of Informatics

Panel: Healthcare Delivery Systems, EHRs, and the Future of an App-based Ecosystem: Old Wine in New Bottles?

Clem McDonald, M.D.

Workshop: Tools for Validating, Entering and Retrieving FHIR Clinical Data from the Lister Hill Center FHIR Brigade

Also of note at the conference, former Regenstrief fellow Abel Kho, M.D., was awarded the Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics. The prestigious award recognizes individuals for a specific technological, research or educational contribution that advances biomedical informatics. Dr. Kho is currently the director of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine.

About Regenstrief Institute

Founded in 1969 in Indianapolis, the Regenstrief Institute is a local, national and global leader dedicated to a world where better information empowers people to end disease and realize true health. A key research partner to Indiana University, Regenstrief and its research scientists are responsible for a growing number of major healthcare innovations and studies. Examples range from the development of global health information technology standards that enable the use and interoperability of electronic health records to improving patient-physician communications, to creating models of care that inform practice and improve the lives of patients around the globe.

Sam Regenstrief, a nationally successful entrepreneur from Connersville, Indiana, founded the institute with the goal of making healthcare more efficient and accessible for everyone. His vision continues to guide the institute’s research mission.

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