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People at Regenstrief Institute booth at AMIA 2021 Annual Symposium

Two Regenstrief projects highlighted in the AMIA Year in Review

Nearly a dozen researchers with Regenstrief Institute connections were part of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)’s 2021 Annual Symposium.  

The Annual Symposium showcases the latest innovations from the community of biomedical informatics researchers and practitioners. Attendees shared research and insight for leveraging information to improve human health. The event took place October 30 through November 3 in San Diego, California, after being held virtually last year.  

Regenstrief research scientists, affiliated scientists, fellows and staff participated in panel discussions, gave oral presentations and showcased research in poster sessions.  

Slide about EMR study in best of AMIA 2021In addition, work by the Regenstrief Global Health Informatics program using OpenMRS to create an emergency electronic medical record system at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic was highlighted in the AMIA Year in Review presentation. A paper written by a Regenstrief and Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health fellow on underrepresented racial minorities in biomedical informatics doctoral programs was also spotlighted in the disparities, diversity and equity section of the presentation.  

The following is a list of Regenstrief participation at the conference: 

Brian Dixon, PhD, MPA, and Theresa Cullen, M.D., M.S.  

Panel– Public Health Informatics in Global Pandemic: In the COVID response trenches  

Bill Tierney, M.D. 

ACMI Panel – Resolved: Electronic Health Records are Dumbing Down Clinicians  

Paul Dexter, M.D.  

Oral Presentation– Golden opportunities for clinical decision support in an era of team-based medical care  

Peter Embí, M.D., M.S.  

Oral Presentation – Mobile Technologies for Tracking COVID-19 

Parent Session: Development and Global Use of a Platform-Independent Mobile App to Enable Citizen Scientist Data Collection on Mask-Wearing 

Marjorie Rallins, DPM  

Panel (Session Chair) – Knowledge and Information Modeling  

Elizabeth Umberfield, PhD, RN  

Poster Session – Advance Care Planning Documents should be ‘FAIR’: Towards Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable Advance Care Planning Documentation  

Dr. Shaun Grannis at panel at AMIA 2021

Dr. Shaun Grannis

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

Oral Presentation – Data Sharing and Standards  

Panel – Evolving Challenges in Patient Matching   



Rebecca Rivera, PhD, MPH, CPH  

Poster Session – Towards Measuring Real-World vs. Theoretical Impact: Evaluating Health Information Exchange (HIE) Using an Enhanced Method 

Katie Allen at AMIA 2021

Katie Allen

Katie Allen 

Poster Session – Extracting Social Variables from Clinical Documentation to Better Facilitate Response to Patient Need 

Poster Session – Evaluating the Utility of a Prototype Clinical Decision Support Tool for Chronic Pain Treatment Choices in Primary Care  



Michael Weiner, M.D., MPH 

Poster Session – The PROVEN Coordinating Hub to Accelerate Research about Electronic Health Record Modernization in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 

Brian Dixon, PhD, MPA   

Oral Presentation– Altering Primary Care Teams to Out-of-Network Acute Care Events using Health Information Exchange: Impact on Timely Follow-Up   

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. 

John Erickson
Regenstrief Institute
(317) 643-2313

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