Ground-breaking work of more than a dozen Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI researchers was presented at this year’s annual American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Symposium, Nov. 3-7. Regenstrief experts participated in presentations, panels, poster sessions and learning showcases.

Among the topics for oral presentations were identification, management and mortality prediction information needs and requirements for clinical decision support in primary care, HIV case-based surveillance in Africa using medical and health records from OpenMRS and Open HIE and genetic mutations associated with histopathology changes in kidney cancer.

Regenstrief researchers also participated in several panels, including sessions on lessons learned from using informatics to address the social determinants of health, challenges and solutions to patient record matching and implementation science for global health informatics projects.

Regenstrief investigator Titus Schleyer, D.M.D., Ph.D. led a FHIR® application showcase. AMIA and Health Level-7 International partnered for the fast-paced presentation showing cutting-edge apps in practice. Some of the presenters included the MITRE Corporation’s Pain Management Summary: A SMART on FHIR Dashboard for Managing Pain and Emory University’s DeepAISE on FHIR — an Interoperable Real-Time Predictive Analytic Platform for Early Prediction of Sepsis.

In addition, Brian Dixon, Ph.D., was inducted as a new American College of Medical Informatics fellow at the conference.

Uppstroms, an app created by the team from Regenstrief and IU Fairbanks School of Public Health won first place in the AMIA Pitch IT competition. It uses social determinants of health to identify patients in need of social services. The team was led by Regenstrief scientist and IU Fairbanks School of Public Health Center of Health Policy Director Josh Vest, Ph.D. and included Shaun Grannis, M.D., Suranga Kasthurirathne, Ph.D., Nir Menachemi, Ph.D. from Regenstrief and Paul Halverson, DrPH, the founding dean of IU Fairbanks.

AMIA is the leading professional association for informaticians, and its mission is to use informatics to transform health care. AMIA and its members play a leading role in assessing the effect of health innovations on health policy and advancing the field of informatics. Three Regenstrief Institute faculty sit on the organization’s board of directors, including Peter Embi, M.D., who is the chair.

The AMIA annual symposium brings together informatics professionals from diverse backgrounds. It is the premier informatics event.

Regenstrief researchers lead the way in informatics research. Their work is widely recognized for its global role in improving quality of care, efficiency of healthcare delivery, reducing medical errors and enhancing patient safety.

Regenstrief Oral Presentations

Identification, Management, and Mortality Prediction Information Needs and Requirements for Decision Support in Primary Care: An Analysis of Chronic Pain Care

Christopher Harle, Nate Apathy, and Burke Mamlin

Presenter – Dr. Harle, graduate of Carnegie Mellon University; University of Florida; Rockledge High School, Rockledge, FL

 

Genetic Mutations Associated with Histopathology Changes in Kidney Cancer

Kun Huang and Zhi Han

Presenter – Dr. Huang, graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Tsinghua University (School of Life Sciences), Beijing, China; No.1 High School in Zhengzhou, Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China

 

LOINC Groups: A novel tool for data aggregation

Swapna Abhyankar, Mary Zabriskie, John Hook, Timothy Briscoe, John Finnell, and Dan Vreeman

Presenter – Dr. Abhyankar, graduate of University of Michigan Medical School; Stanford University; Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, MD

 

HIV Case-Based Surveillance in Africa Using OpenMRS and Open HIE

Burke Mamlin and Theresa Cullen

Presenter – Dr. Mamlin, graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine; Wesleyan University; Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH), Gill, MA

 

Patient consent policies for state health information exchange and level of provider exchange

Nate Apathy and Chris Harle

Presenter – Nate Apathy, graduate of Creighton University; Rockhurst High School, Kansas City, MO

 

Fourteen years of continuous computerized decision support service: A model for sustainable implementation

Randall Grout and Stephen Downs

Presenter – Dr. Grout, graduate of University of Iowa; Missouri State University; Mount Vernon High School, Mount Vernon, MO

 

Improving Population Health Reporting through Information Exchange Supported Decision Support: A Controlled Before-and-After Trial

Brian Dixon, Zuoyi Zhang, and Shaun Grannis

Presenter – Dr. Dixon, graduate of Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing; Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs; DePauw University; William Henry Harrison High School, Evansville, IN

 

Assessing Information Congruence of Documented Cardiovascular Disease between Electronic Dental and Medical Records

Jay Patel (SOIC) and Thankam Thyvalikakath

Presenter – Dr. Patel, graduate of Rutgers School of Health Professions; A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences Karnataka, India; Divan Ballubhai High School, Gujarat, India

 

Identifying dominant inpatient trends leveraging electronic physician orders: The Medical Gopher 1993-2016

Paul Dexter, Jeff Warvel, and Blaine Takesue

Presenter – Dr. Dexter, graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine; Carleton College

 

Scientific Evidence Now Links Health Information Exchange to A Wide Range of Benefits

Saurabh Rahurkar, Joshua Vest, Chris Harle, and Nir Menachemi

Presenter – Dr. Rahurkar, graduate of University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health; Maharashtra University of Health Sciences; Atomic Energy Junior College, Mumbai, India

 

Examining the Heartland Region Pilot: First Look at the Patient-Centered Data HomeTM Framework

Karmen Williams and Shaun Grannis

Presenter – Dr. Williams, graduate of Georgia Southern University Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health; Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration; Prairie View A&M University; Meharry Medical College; Northeastern State University; Muskogee High School, Muskogee, OK

 

Regenstrief Panel Participants

Lessons Learned from Using Informatics to Address the Social Determinants of Health

Theresa Cullen – Panel Member, graduate of University of Wisconsin; University of Arizona College of Medicine; Johnston College

 

The Linchpin of Interoperability: Challenges and Solutions to Patient Record Matching

Shaun Grannis – Panel Member, graduate of Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, Michigan State College of Human Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Improving Longitudinal Care Coordination with Person-centered Electronic (e-)Care Plans: Lessons from Efforts in Chronic Kidney Disease

Theresa Cullen – Panel Member, graduate of University of Wisconsin; University of Arizona College of Medicine; Johnston College

 

Implementation Science for Global Health Informatics Projects

Paul Biondich – Panel Member, graduate of Indiana University; University of Florida College of Medicine; Emory University

 

Development and Implementation of HIT to Support NCDs in Low and Middle Income Countries

Theresa Cullen – Panel Member, graduate of University of Wisconsin; University of Arizona College of Medicine; Johnston College

 

Navigating the Exposome: Real-world Experiences Connecting Environment, Community, and Behavior to Health

Panel Members:

Brian Dixon, graduate of Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing; Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs; DePauw University; William Henry Harrison High School Evansville, IN

Joshua Vest, graduate of Texas A&M School of Public Health; St. Louis University; Truman State; Parkway West High School Ballwin, MO

Shaun Grannis, graduate of Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, Michigan State College of Human Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Informatics Needs and Solutions to Support Safe Opioid Prescribing and Effective Pain Care

Chris Harle – Panel Member, graduate of Carnegie Mellon University; University of Florida; Rockledge High School, Rockledge, FL

 

Regenstrief Poster Presentations

Admission opiate ordering patterns over 23 years: analysis of electronic health record data from the Regenstrief Gopher

Blaine Takesue, Jeff Warvel, and Paul Dexter

Presenter – Dr. Takesue, graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago; Muhlenberg College

 

Does treating periodontal disease improve the risk for and outcomes of systemic disease? An opportunity for public health informatics research

Heather Taylor and Titus Schleyer

Presenter – Heather Taylor, graduate of Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health; Indiana University School of Dentistry

 

Developing a national dashboard to help manage the opioid epidemic using toxicology laboratory results data

Presenter – Titus Schleyer, graduate of Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany; Temple University; Celtis Gymnasium, Schweinfurt, Germany

 

A Systematic Review and Proposed Validation Study to Evaluate the Accuracy of ICD Codes for the Identification of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis

Saurabh Rahurkar, Yenling Ho, Brian Dixon

Presenter – Dr. Rahurkar, graduate of University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health; Maharashtra University of Health Sciences; Atomic Energy Junior College, Mumbai, India

 

Comparing Frequency of Diagnoses from Electronic Medical Record to Insurance Institutions

Katie Bickett and Tim Imler

Presenter – Katie Bickett, graduate of University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences; University of Southern Indiana; Gallatin County High School, Junction, IL

 

Developing the Indiana Learning Health System Initiative

Titus Schleyer, Christopher Callahan, Linda Williams, Christopher Frederick and Peter Embi

Presenter – Dr. Schleyer, graduate of Temple University; Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany; Celtis Gymnasium, Schweinfurt, Germany

 

Improving LOINC Mapping through Targeted Subsets

Daniel Vreeman, John Hook, Timothy Briscoe and Swapna Abhyankar

Presenter – Dr. Vreeman, graduate of Duke University; Cornell University; Grand Rapids Christian High School, Grand Rapids, MI

  

Improving Mapping Accuracy with a Guide for LOINC Microbiology Terms

Swapna Abhyankar, Mary Zabriskie, Katie Allen and Daniel Vreeman

Presenter – Dr. Abhyankar, graduate of University of Michigan Medical School; Stanford University; Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, MD

 

Leveraging FHIR to integrate information from a health information exchange directly with the clinical workflow in Cerner

Titus Schleyer, Jason Schaffer

Presenter – Dr. Schleyer, graduate of Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany; Temple University; Celtis Gymnasium, Schweinfurt, Germany

 

Notifying VA Primary Care Providers of Acute Care Events outside the VA Health System: Perceptions from Veterans

Brian Dixon

Presenter – Dr. Dixon, graduate of Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing; Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs; DePauw University; William Henry Harrison High School, Evansville, IN

 

Physician prescribing and patient usage patterns of sleeping medications: Opportunities for clinical decision support

Paul Dexter, Siu Hui

Presenter – Dr. Dexter, graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine; Carleton College

 

Mortality Reporting Completeness in a Health Information Exchange

Andrea Broyles, graduate of Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health; Purdue University; North Montgomery High School, Crawfordsville, IN

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