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December 09, 2019 • News
Regenstrief scientist and emergency physician presents at Mayo Clinic
December 09, 2019 • News
Regenstrief scientist and emergency physician presents at Mayo Clinic
Regenstrief Institute Researcher and Eskenazi Health Emergency Physician John T. (JT) Finnell, M.D., MSc, spoke at two different grand rounds at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Dr. Finnell’s research focuses on optimizing emergency care through the application of biomedical informatics principals. He is also on the board of the American College of Emergency Physicians. His […]
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December 05, 2019 • News
Regenstrief and Indiana University public health leaders expand relationships in Africa
December 05, 2019 • News
Regenstrief and Indiana University public health leaders expand relationships in Africa
Researchers from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University are building and expanding global relationships and collaborations in the fields of public health and health informatics. Highlights of a recent trip to Ethiopia include: Brian Dixon, PhD, MPA, director of public health informatics at Regenstrief and IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI, met […]
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December 05, 2019 • News
Study to investigate surrogate decision challenges for LGBT patients with Alzheimer’s
December 05, 2019 • News
Study to investigate surrogate decision challenges for LGBT patients with Alzheimer’s
Decreasing end-of-life disparities of a doubly vulnerable population Facing Alzheimer’s disease in a loved one is challenging under any circumstances but may be even more challenging when the patient is lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). Regenstrief Institute Research Scientist and Indiana University School of Medicine faculty member Alexia Torke, M.D., M.S., has received a […]
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November 26, 2019 • News
November 26, 2019 • News
Reciprocal innovation: Regenstrief researcher discusses global health applications with surgeon general
Regenstrief research scientist Debra K. Litzelman, M.D., M.A., joined U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., and other Indiana University faculty members to discuss ways that global health work can improve health in America. Dr. Litzelman, also a professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, elaborated on her work with the WeCare program, which […]
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November 25, 2019 • News
Celebrating 50 years of informatics research at AMIA 2019
November 25, 2019 • News
Celebrating 50 years of informatics research at AMIA 2019
Regenstrief President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Embí, M.D., M.S., led a learning showcase at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2019 Annual Symposium, highlighting Regenstrief Institute’s 50 years of innovation in health and healthcare. Regenstrief Institute has been on the cutting edge of informatics since its founding in 1969. More than a dozen Regenstrief […]
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November 24, 2019 • Executive Update
From Peter Embí, CEO: Regenstrief Driving AI, Leading to Transform Healthcare
November 24, 2019 • Executive Update
From Peter Embí, CEO: Regenstrief Driving AI, Leading to Transform Healthcare
Artificial intelligence (AI) is not a new concept, but a recognition of its potential and the focus on AI is clearly growing across many industries. In healthcare, advances in AI are poised to transform care and the clinician-patient relationship. A few early examples help set the stage for current ground-breaking work and let us look […]
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November 22, 2019 • News
Regenstrief, IU study finds assigning hospitalists by unit has both pros and cons
November 22, 2019 • News
Regenstrief, IU study finds assigning hospitalists by unit has both pros and cons
Researchers from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine have conducted the first time-motion study in more than a decade to assess the impact of geographic cohorting of hospitalists. Geographic cohorting –- restricting or localizing hospitalists and their patients to one or two inpatient units rather than having hospitalists travel from floor to floor, […]
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November 19, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Institute partners with startup to improve care in nursing homes
November 19, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Institute partners with startup to improve care in nursing homes
Regenstrief Institute is investing and partnering with Care Revolution, a medical startup focused on improving care at nursing facilities, controlling costs and reducing trips to the hospital. The new venture expands on a successful and ongoing project funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Innovation. In return for its support, […]
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November 18, 2019 • News
November 18, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Institute names inaugural VP for data and analytics
Shaun Grannis, M.D., M.S., an internationally recognized expert in informatics, data analytics, and biosurveillance, has been named the Regenstrief Institute’s first vice president for data and analytics. Dr. Grannis most recently served as the director of the Regenstrief Institute’s Clem McDonald Center for Biomedical Informatics. In this new role, Dr. Grannis will serve as part […]
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November 15, 2019 • News
November 15, 2019 • News
Indiana FSSA secretary joins Regenstrief Institute Board of Directors
Jennifer Sullivan, M.D., MPH, secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), has joined Regenstrief Institute’s Board of Directors. Regenstrief’s board provides strategic guidance, oversight and management for the internationally respected medical research organization in support of its mission to improve local, national and global delivery and outcomes of healthcare through research and […]
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November 15, 2019 • News
Turning data into action: Regenstrief scientists engage in national informatics discussion
November 15, 2019 • News
Turning data into action: Regenstrief scientists engage in national informatics discussion
Regenstrief Institute has been on the cutting edge of informatics for 50 years. Institute research scientists will present their latest research and lead discussions about the future applications of data, electronic health records and artificial intelligence at the American Medical Informatics Association 2019 Annual Symposium, November 16-20 in Washington, D.C. The annual meeting is the […]
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November 12, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Dentistry establish dental informatics program to improve oral health for better overall human health
November 12, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Dentistry establish dental informatics program to improve oral health for better overall human health
With the goal of improving oral health for better overall physical and emotional health, Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Dentistry are joining together to establish a novel dental informatics program. The new program is one of only a few in the U.S. and is perhaps the only dental informatics program in the country […]
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November 12, 2019 • News
Regenstrief podcast The Problem returns, new season highlights Alzheimer’s and dementia
November 12, 2019 • News
Regenstrief podcast The Problem returns, new season highlights Alzheimer’s and dementia
Regenstrief Institute’s podcast, The Problem, returned November 7, 2019 for its second season. This season focuses on a growing health crisis that affects tens of millions of Americans: Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Episodes will explore life with Alzheimer’s from perspectives of the patient, the caregiver, the community, health systems and more. Experts in Alzheimer’s treatment […]
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November 08, 2019 • News
Regenstrief playing major role in nationwide effort to improve care for dementia patients
November 08, 2019 • News
Regenstrief playing major role in nationwide effort to improve care for dementia patients
Regenstrief research scientists Christopher M. Callahan, M.D., and Alexia M. Torke, M.D., will play a key role in a major nationwide effort to improve healthcare and quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The project, funded by the National Institute on Aging, will create a massive collaborative research incubator to develop […]
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November 04, 2019 • News
First study of how family religious and spiritual beliefs influence end of life care
November 04, 2019 • News
First study of how family religious and spiritual beliefs influence end of life care
Study led by Regenstrief researcher finds belief in miracles influenced choices In the first study to investigate the association of the religious and spiritual beliefs of surrogate decision makers with the end of life decisions they make for incapacitated older adult family members, Regenstrief Institute Research Scientist Alexia Torke, M.D., and theological and scientific colleagues […]
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November 01, 2019 • News
Regenstrief scientist, fitness advocate honored as IBJ Woman of Influence
November 01, 2019 • News
Regenstrief scientist, fitness advocate honored as IBJ Woman of Influence
Regenstrief Institute research scientist NiCole Keith, PhD, was honored by the Indianapolis Business Journal as a 2019 Woman of Influence. The media outlet’s program recognizes women who have risen to the highest levels of business, the arts and community and public service. Dr. Keith is a wellness champion for Indianapolis and the nation. Through her […]
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November 01, 2019 • News
Regenstrief, Mayo Clinic seeking to decrease delirium in older adults in ICU using music
November 01, 2019 • News
Regenstrief, Mayo Clinic seeking to decrease delirium in older adults in ICU using music
New $1.96 million NIH grant funds research to curb state of confusion linked to dementia Researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Mayo Clinic are leading the first study to test whether exposure to music can decrease delirium in older adults who are receiving mechanical ventilation in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a hospital. “Decreasing […]
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October 30, 2019 • News
Regenstrief researchers aiding global advance of health information exchange
October 30, 2019 • News
Regenstrief researchers aiding global advance of health information exchange
Indianapolis-based delegation to attend OpenHIE community meeting in Ethiopia Research scientists from Regenstrief Institute will join 200 to 300 other participants from around the globe when the OpenHIE community meets in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia November 4-8. The OpenHIE, short for Open Health Information Exchange, community is a global, mission-driven collective dedicated to improving the health […]
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October 28, 2019 • News
Communities for a lifetime: Regenstrief scientist receives award for work improving lives of older adults
October 28, 2019 • News
Communities for a lifetime: Regenstrief scientist receives award for work improving lives of older adults
Aging and In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana (AIHS) presented Regenstrief scientist Malaz Boustani, M.D., MPH, with its “Communities for a Lifetime — Awards of Excellence” honor for his work improving the lives of older adults and their family caregivers. The annual awards recognize people and organizations who contribute to building a livable community for older […]
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October 25, 2019 • News
Regenstrief scientist honored for research to support clinical decision making
October 25, 2019 • News
Regenstrief scientist honored for research to support clinical decision making
The Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) awarded Regenstrief Institute researcher Stephen Downs, M.D., M.S., with the John M. Eisenberg Award for Practical Application of Medical Decision Making Research. The award recognizes individuals or organizations for sustained leadership in translating medical decision-making research into practice and work to communicate those findings to policymakers and the […]
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October 24, 2019 • News
Regenstrief hosts SAM Talks in honor of 50th anniversary
October 24, 2019 • News
Regenstrief hosts SAM Talks in honor of 50th anniversary
Regenstrief Institute is hosting SAM (Scientists Advancing Medicine) Talks as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. SAM Talks will take place at Regenstrief and allow Regenstrief faculty, staff and guests to learn from prominent national and international experts in fields of research related to the work of the institute.
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October 23, 2019 • News
LOINC hosts first conference outside the United States
October 23, 2019 • News
LOINC hosts first conference outside the United States
For the first time, LOINC® is hosting its semi-annual conference outside the United States. Users from 18 different countries have registered to attend the event in Mataró, Spain on October 23-25, which features hands-on workshops and both the Laboratory LOINC and Clinical LOINC committee meetings. LOINC, which stands for Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes, […]
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October 22, 2019 • News
October 22, 2019 • News
Regenstrief and IUPUI researchers use EHRs to identify cancer symptom clusters
Patients with chronic diseases such as breast cancer or colorectal cancer often experience fatigue, pain, depression and other symptoms which can lead to distress and functional impairment if left untreated. With the ultimate goal of helping clinicians manage and treat symptoms that negatively affect health and quality of life, researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and […]
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October 21, 2019 • Executive Update
A Message from Peter Embí, CEO: Regenstrief annual report testament to year’s achievements and heralds a bright future
October 21, 2019 • Executive Update
A Message from Peter Embí, CEO: Regenstrief annual report testament to year’s achievements and heralds a bright future
The 2018-19 fiscal year was a banner 12 months for Regenstrief Institute. The annual report, which has been revived after a hiatus, helps us tell our success stories and demonstrates the impact made by Regenstrief investigators. From cover to cover, this summary of our activities is an impressive testament to both the achievements of the […]
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October 18, 2019 • News
National news outlet to present Regenstrief global health informatics researcher with impact award
October 18, 2019 • News
National news outlet to present Regenstrief global health informatics researcher with impact award
Regenstrief Institute research scientist Theresa Cullen, M.D., has won a Leading for Impact, Women in Leadership award. The award recognizes women who are creating impact and leading programs across the federal technology, health and consulting community. The award is given by FedHealthInnovation & Technology (FedHealthIT), which is a consolidated news source for information related to federal […]
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October 16, 2019 • News
October 16, 2019 • News
Regenstrief leaders to deliver keynote addresses at data workshop in South America
Two of Regenstrief Institute’s leaders are sharing their expertise in artificial intelligence and data infrastructure at a workshop hosted by Brazil’s National Institute of Science and Technology in Scientific Assisted Medicine in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Regenstrief’s Vice President for Research, Eneida Mendonca, M.D., PhD, will speak Thursday, Oct. 17 and Friday, Oct. 18, about the […]
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October 15, 2019 • News
Acceptance and commitment therapy may ease fear of recurrence in cancer survivors
October 15, 2019 • News
Acceptance and commitment therapy may ease fear of recurrence in cancer survivors
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) shows promise for treating fear of cancer recurrence in women who have survived breast cancer. The first of its kind study by researchers from Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University, Butler University and West Virginia University School of Medicine, published in Cancer, found that cancer survivors who received ACT showed significantly larger […]
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October 10, 2019 • News
Regenstrief researcher briefs FDA on need for patient identity management
October 10, 2019 • News
Regenstrief researcher briefs FDA on need for patient identity management
Patient identity management is a gaping hole in the American electronic healthcare system, one that needs to be addressed to improve the quality of real-world data according to Regenstrief Institute research scientist Shaun Grannis, M.D. He was one of several experts participating in a recent conference in Washington, D.C. to inform the U.S. Food and […]
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October 07, 2019 • News
October 07, 2019 • News
Regenstrief President and CEO Serving on AHRQ National Advisory Council
Peter Embí, M.D., M.S., president and chief executive officer of Regenstrief Institute, has been named to the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The appointment gives Dr. Embí a unique opportunity to help guide research priorities on a national level. AHRQ is an agency within the U.S. Department of […]
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October 03, 2019 • News
Advancing population health through informatics: Regenstrief hosts workshop
October 03, 2019 • News
Advancing population health through informatics: Regenstrief hosts workshop
Regenstrief Institute hosted leaders from public and population health organizations for a discussion about informatics solutions for disease monitoring, social services and other population health challenges. The Advancing Population Health Through Informatics workshop was an opportunity for representatives from public health departments and healthcare systems to learn about innovations in public health informatics. Research scientist […]
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October 03, 2019 • News
Looking to the future of healthcare: Regenstrief researchers play key role at BioCrossroads Summit
October 03, 2019 • News
Looking to the future of healthcare: Regenstrief researchers play key role at BioCrossroads Summit
Regenstrief research scientists shared their research and thoughts about the future of healthcare in Indiana at the annual BioCrossroads Indiana Life Sciences Summit. Former Regenstrief leader, Clem McDonald, M.D., gave the keynote address and was also honored for his contributions to health information technology. McDonald Awarded Watanabe Life Sciences Champion of the Year BioCrossroads awarded […]
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September 27, 2019 • News
Testing effectiveness of a mobile app for assessment of dementia symptoms
September 27, 2019 • News
Testing effectiveness of a mobile app for assessment of dementia symptoms
Daniel Bateman, M.D., receives federal award to study technological intervention A Regenstrief Institute research scientist is testing a novel mobile app designed to improve care for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Daniel Bateman, M.D., has received a career development award from the National Institute on Aging to test the feasibility and usability of the revised Brain […]
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September 26, 2019 • News
September 26, 2019 • News
Regenstrief president leads panel at national Health Data Leadership Institute
Data is transforming healthcare delivery, and Regenstrief President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Embí, M.D., is providing insight into utilizing that data to healthcare leaders from across the country. Dr. Embí led a discussion panel in the Health Data Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C.  He is an internationally recognized researcher, educator and leader in the […]
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September 24, 2019 • News
Regenstrief president shares pioneering work of institute on Inside INdiana Business
September 24, 2019 • News
Regenstrief president shares pioneering work of institute on Inside INdiana Business
Regenstrief Institute President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Embí, M.D., sat down with Inside INdiana Business to talk about the legacy of Regenstrief Institute and how it is still leading the way on many healthcare issues. As Regenstrief marks its 50th anniversary, Dr. Embí told host Gerry Dick about the institute’s role in creating one […]
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September 23, 2019 • News
September 23, 2019 • News
Analyzing the impact of guiding patients through advance care options on POLST form
$3.5 million grant awarded to study effectiveness of POLST form facilitation A team led by Regenstrief researcher Alexia Torke, M.D., is exploring if guidance in filling out medical treatment options on the POLST form makes a measurable difference in a person’s care preferences being respected. The advance care planning assistance will be provided by trained […]
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September 20, 2019 • Executive Update, News
A Message from Peter Embí, CEO: International stage promotes collaboration, relationships
September 20, 2019 • Executive Update, News
A Message from Peter Embí, CEO: International stage promotes collaboration, relationships
The exchange of ideas is vital to advancing healthcare around the globe. Opening dialogues, establishing relationships and partnerships, and sharing expertise help move research forward and promote discovery. This is an environment in which we at Regenstrief Institute excel. Professional meetings offer exceptional and important opportunities to initiate formal and informal, long-term and brief connections. […]
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September 18, 2019 • News
September 18, 2019 • News
Regenstrief research manager presenting at national meeting for research professionals
Regenstrief Institute Senior Research Manager Laura Holtz, M.S., will be a plenary presenter at the annual conference of the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA). Holtz is a national leader in research and is dedicated to educating other research professionals. Holtz will speak to conference attendees about strategies to include vulnerable subjects with cognitive impairment […]
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September 13, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Scientist Appointed VP of National Fitness Alliance
September 13, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Scientist Appointed VP of National Fitness Alliance
Regenstrief research scientist NiCole Keith, PhD, has been elected the Vice President of the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA). Dr. Keith, an expert in physical fitness and community activation, will provide leadership in the effort to promote physical activity across the United States. The NPAPA is a coalition of many national organizations, including the […]
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September 09, 2019 • News
Regenstrief researcher gives perspective on reminiscence therapy
September 09, 2019 • News
Regenstrief researcher gives perspective on reminiscence therapy
“It really focuses on maintaining the dignity of people with dementia,” Dr. Bateman tells U.S. News and World Report Regenstrief researcher Daniel Bateman, M.D., is intrigued by reminiscence therapy and its possibilities. Dr. Bateman spoke to U.S. News and World Report about reminiscence therapy programs like the one at Glenner Town Square in California. Reminiscence […]
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September 05, 2019 • News
Teams sought for data and analytics challenge to help improve health outcomes for mothers and babies in Indiana
September 05, 2019 • News
Teams sought for data and analytics challenge to help improve health outcomes for mothers and babies in Indiana
Expertise needed to turn data into insights and innovations A collaboration of Hoosier organizations is issuing a challenge — transform newly released data into insights and solutions that help improve the health of Hoosier mothers and babies. The data challenge is called the “Healthy Mom + Baby Datapalooza.” Regenstrief is working with Indiana Health Information […]
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September 04, 2019 • News
Regenstrief scientist recommends ways to improve electronic health records
September 04, 2019 • News
Regenstrief scientist recommends ways to improve electronic health records
In an editorial in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Regenstrief Institute research scientist Michael Weiner, M.D., MPH highlights shortcomings of electronic health records (EHRs) in living up to their full potential and suggests ways to use EHRs to work more efficiently and ultimately more effectively for patients. “When I am reading a patient’s EHR, […]
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September 03, 2019 • News
New $3.75 million federal grant to train current and create future geriatrics workforce
September 03, 2019 • News
New $3.75 million federal grant to train current and create future geriatrics workforce
$7.2 million total funding since 2015 for more providers of age-friendly healthcare With the receipt this summer of an additional $3.75 million for a total of $7.2 million of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funding since 2015, the Indiana Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), led by Regenstrief Institute research scientist Debra Litzelman, […]
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August 30, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Data Core celebrates 20 years
August 30, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Data Core celebrates 20 years
Regenstrief Institute Data Core is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The group of talented data analysts serves as a central data access point for the Indiana Network for Patient Care (INPC) and other specialized sources and helps turn that information into datasets for research. Formally established in 1999 by former Regenstrief President and Chief Executive Officer […]
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August 23, 2019 • Executive Update
A Message from Peter Embí, CEO: Help Regenstrief, LifeOmic, Indiana CTSI spread the word about All IN for Health
August 23, 2019 • Executive Update
A Message from Peter Embí, CEO: Help Regenstrief, LifeOmic, Indiana CTSI spread the word about All IN for Health
Sadly, Indiana as a state consistently ranks poorly for overall health. While studies vary and there is some discrepancy about Indiana’s actual ranking on several key indicators, there is little disagreement that collectively, as a state, we generally fall toward the bottom in many areas affecting people’s health. For instance, a recent study derived from […]
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August 20, 2019 • News
Machine learning models help clinicians identify people who need advanced depression care
August 20, 2019 • News
Machine learning models help clinicians identify people who need advanced depression care
Researchers at Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University created decision models capable of predicting which patients might need more treatment for their depression than what their primary care provider can offer. The algorithms were specifically designed to provide information the clinician can act on and fit into existing clinical workflows.
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August 16, 2019 • News
Regenstrief, IU scientists to present cutting-edge HIT expertise at world congress
August 16, 2019 • News
Regenstrief, IU scientists to present cutting-edge HIT expertise at world congress
Research scientists representing Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine and IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI are joining – and in some cases leading – the global health conversation at the 17th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics (MedInfo). MedInfo is the foremost international conference for the science and […]
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August 15, 2019 • News
Regenstrief researcher and national leaders support keeping feeding tube orders on POLST forms
August 15, 2019 • News
Regenstrief researcher and national leaders support keeping feeding tube orders on POLST forms
Susan Hickman, PhD, director of the Indiana University Center for Aging Research at Regenstrief Institute, and her colleagues nationwide are stressing the importance of including orders about artificial nutrition preferences on POLST (Provider’s Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) forms. POLST forms allow people who are seriously ill or frail to designate what specific medical treatments […]
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August 12, 2019 • News
Students gain real-world experience in research at Regenstrief Institute
August 12, 2019 • News
Students gain real-world experience in research at Regenstrief Institute
More than 30 students spent the summer at Regenstrief Institute working closely with Regenstrief faculty on research projects. Undergraduate and medical students enrolled in various summer scholarship programs, allowing them a unique opportunity to explore the fields of aging, informatics and health services research. Founded in 1969, Regenstrief Institute, located in Indianapolis, is a world-renowned […]
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August 02, 2019 • News
August 02, 2019 • News
Regenstrief researcher explains passion for implementation science on podcast
Malaz Boustani, M.D., MPH, detailed his career journey and his work in the areas of brain care research and implementation science on the podcast Outcomes Rocket. Dr. Boustani is a research scientist at Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis, the founding director of the Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science and associate director of the Indiana […]
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August 01, 2019 • News
Regenstrief and VA researcher receives $21 million grant for national study of chronic low back pain management
August 01, 2019 • News
Regenstrief and VA researcher receives $21 million grant for national study of chronic low back pain management
Matthew J. Bair, M.D., M.S., a research scientist with the Regenstrief Institute and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will co-lead a $21 million national study to find the best approach to manage chronic low back pain. The VA is funding the 20-site trial. Dr. Bair is leading the study along with David Clark, M.D., […]
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July 26, 2019 • News
Regenstrief researcher discusses care processes that improve outcomes for TIA and minor stroke patients
July 26, 2019 • News
Regenstrief researcher discusses care processes that improve outcomes for TIA and minor stroke patients
Dr. Dawn Bravata interviewed on JAMA Network Open Live Regenstrief Institute’s Dawn Bravata, M.D., an expert in stroke care, spoke to JAMA editors about her recent paper published in JAMA Network Open. The study examined the care processes associated with mortality and recurrent stroke in patients with TIA and non-severe strokes. Dr. Bravata’s team examined […]
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July 26, 2019 • News
Researchers create model to predict risk of low blood sugar in people with diabetes
July 26, 2019 • News
Researchers create model to predict risk of low blood sugar in people with diabetes
A new study identifies the strongest risk factors for low blood sugar in diabetes patients. The predictive risk model is the first to combine nearly all known and readily assessed risk factors for hypoglycemia.
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July 24, 2019 • Executive Update
A Message from Peter Embí, CEO: Join us in celebrating 50 years of Regenstrief!
July 24, 2019 • Executive Update
A Message from Peter Embí, CEO: Join us in celebrating 50 years of Regenstrief!
Regenstrief Institute is celebrating a momentous milestone: our 50th anniversary! Sam Regenstrief, a captain of industry, and his wife Myrtie, established the institute in 1969 with the goal of advancing and improving healthcare.
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July 23, 2019 • News
Regenstrief researcher briefs U.S. Senators, staff; encourages investment in patient medical record matching research
July 23, 2019 • News
Regenstrief researcher briefs U.S. Senators, staff; encourages investment in patient medical record matching research
‘Issue is too important to ignore,’ says Dr. Shaun Grannis on need for data standardization Regenstrief research scientist Shaun Grannis, M.D., traveled to Washington, D.C. to educate members of Congress about patient medical record matching. Dr. Grannis, director of the Regenstrief Institute Center for Biomedical Informatics and an internationally recognized expert in informatics and data […]
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July 23, 2019 • News
July 23, 2019 • News
Regenstrief to host gathering of physician entrepreneurs
The Regenstrief Institute will host another meeting of the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) on August 15, 2019. “SoPE presents an opportunity for Regenstrief to connect and innovate with a community of leaders interested in converting evidence into good business practices,” said Regenstrief Manager of Business Development Chris Frederick. “By bringing […]
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July 22, 2019 • News
Combined online self-management for pain, associated anxiety and depression works
July 22, 2019 • News
Combined online self-management for pain, associated anxiety and depression works
Online self-management helps; for some the online system plus nurse telecare helps more Pain is the most common physical symptom for which adults seek medical attention in the United States, while anxiety and depression are the most common mental health symptoms for which adults visit a doctor. Drugs, especially opioids, may not be the only […]
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July 19, 2019 • News
Regenstrief VP’s writing translates medical research into conclusions for the everyday person
July 19, 2019 • News
Regenstrief VP’s writing translates medical research into conclusions for the everyday person
Regenstrief Institute vice president for faculty development Aaron Carroll, M.D., M.S., isn’t the typical academic writer. In addition to his research, Dr. Carroll makes it his mission to educate the public on important issues in healthcare. His effort was recently highlighted by John Russell in the Indianapolis Business Journal. Dr. Carroll uses blogs, videos, newspaper […]
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July 19, 2019 • News
Regenstrief holds inaugural startup exploration session
July 19, 2019 • News
Regenstrief holds inaugural startup exploration session
Researchers and staff share health startup ideas Regenstrief Institute has supported its researchers in creating and implementing healthcare innovations for five decades, and that effort continues with new vigor as the institute marks its 50thyear. Leaders hosted the inaugural Regenstrief Institute Startup Exploration (RISE) session on July 10. Faculty and staff gathered to hear early-stage […]
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July 17, 2019 • Announcements, News
July 17, 2019 • Announcements, News
Expert in advance care planning named Director of Regenstrief’s Center for Aging Research
Susan Hickman, Ph.D., has been selected to lead the Indiana University Center for Aging Research at the Regenstrief Institute. She will be the second director in the center’s history. Dr. Hickman is a clinical geropsychologist focused on optimizing the quality of life for older adults through improved decision-making and communication about treatment preferences. Much of […]
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July 15, 2019 • News
Novel app designed to help patients avoid drugs linked to dementia
July 15, 2019 • News
Novel app designed to help patients avoid drugs linked to dementia
Researcher awarded $3.5 million to study effectiveness of technology intervention aimed at older adults A team of researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine, Regenstrief Institute and Purdue University, led by Richard Holden, PhD, is testing a new app, called Brain Safe, designed to help people reduce their exposure to a common class of drugs […]
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July 12, 2019 • News
Regenstrief researcher named Fellow in American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
July 12, 2019 • News
Regenstrief researcher named Fellow in American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Regenstrief research scientist Thomas F. Imperiale, M.D., has been awarded the honorable distinction of Fellow in the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. The distinction recognizes his significant contributions to the field of endoscopy as well as his dedication to patient care, research, teaching and service. Dr. Imperiale is an internationally respected health services researcher and […]
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July 03, 2019 • News
Future biomedical informatics leaders gather in Indianapolis
July 03, 2019 • News
Future biomedical informatics leaders gather in Indianapolis
Regenstrief, Indiana University host National Library of Medicine conference More than 200 biomedical informatics fellows showcased their research and shared ideas at the annual National Library of Medicine Informatics Training Conference. This year’s conference was hosted by Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. The National Library of Medicine (NLM), an institute of […]
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June 28, 2019 • Feature
‘Casting for Recovery’: Regenstrief scientist offers support to breast cancer survivors
June 28, 2019 • Feature
‘Casting for Recovery’: Regenstrief scientist offers support to breast cancer survivors
A Regenstrief Institute research scientist volunteered her time to offer support to breast cancer survivors during a unique retreat. Shelley Johns, PsyD, served as a psychosocial facilitator at a “Casting for Recovery” weekend in Plymouth, Indiana June 21-23.  During the two-and-a-half-day retreat, 14 breast cancer survivors learned how to fly fish while also receiving support and bonding with […]
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June 24, 2019 • Expert Opinion, News
Can Deprescribing Drugs Linked to Cognitive Impairment Actually Reduce Risk of Dementia?
June 24, 2019 • Expert Opinion, News
Can Deprescribing Drugs Linked to Cognitive Impairment Actually Reduce Risk of Dementia?
JAMA Internal Medicine commentary highlights opportunity to discover modifiable risk factors for dementia In a commentary published in JAMA Internal Medicine, three Regenstrief Institute  research scientists write that while they and other researchers have identified a strong and consistent link between anticholinergic drugs and cognitive impairment from observational studies, randomized clinical trials represent the only […]
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June 19, 2019 • Executive Update
A Message from Peter Embí, CEO: Regenstrief and partners invite data-driven research projects to drive solutions for addictions crisis
June 19, 2019 • Executive Update
A Message from Peter Embí, CEO: Regenstrief and partners invite data-driven research projects to drive solutions for addictions crisis
  On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. The CDC reports U.S. death rates from heroin and prescription opioids remained stable from 2016 to 2017, but this disquieting number of fatalities is unacceptably high. Now, we also collectively face the growing challenge of deaths linked to synthetic opioids. The opioid crisis […]
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June 18, 2019 • News
June 18, 2019 • News
Regenstrief scientist explains how class of drugs may be related to dementia
Regenstrief research scientist Noll Campbell, PharmD, M.S., spoke about a common class of drugs and how it affects the brain on an Indianapolis radio show. Dr. Campbell was a guest on Caregiver Crossing, which airs every Saturday on 93.1 WIBC. Dr. Campbell addressed the topic of anticholinergics and their potential link to Alzheimer’s and dementia. […]
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June 17, 2019 • News
Study shows 70% of patients lack advance directives before elective surgery
June 17, 2019 • News
Study shows 70% of patients lack advance directives before elective surgery
Missed opportunity creates complex situation for care providers and loved ones The majority of people visiting preoperative testing clinics before an elective surgery do not have an advance directive (AD) in case of surgical complications. This can lead to situations where patients’ families are forced to make tough decisions about their loved one’s care. A […]
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June 14, 2019 • News
June 14, 2019 • News
Regenstrief research scientist chosen to lead American Delirium Society
Regenstrief Institute’s Babar Khan, M.D., M.S., a renowned delirium researcher and clinician, has been chosen to lead the American Delirium Society. Dr. Khan has completed extensive studies about preventing and treating delirium in the ICU, identifying biomarkers associated with delirium and improving outcomes for the people who suffer from it. Dr. Khan will be installed […]
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June 13, 2019 • News
Researchers and community members discuss data solutions to the opioid crisis
June 13, 2019 • News
Researchers and community members discuss data solutions to the opioid crisis
Nearly 100 people gathered at Regenstrief Institute to swap ideas and discuss how to put data to use to solve the growing opioid crisis. Regenstrief leaders also announced a pilot grant program, soliciting ideas to link and utilize the data available through the Indiana Addiction Data Commons (IADC). The event, called the Opioid Collaboratory, organized […]
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June 11, 2019 • News
June 11, 2019 • News
Researchers develop tool to predict postoperative delirium severity, opening doors to prevention and better care
A new tool seeks to predict the severity of patients’ postoperative delirium and help practitioners more effectively care for patients as they recover from surgery. Currently providers only have tools for predicting whether or not patients will develop delirium, not its severity. Regenstrief Institute fellow Heidi Lindroth, Ph.D., and Robert D. Sanders, M.D.’s team at […]
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June 10, 2019 • Announcements, News
International Organization Recognizes Saskatchewan Data Expert; Canada is ‘Better Off for Her Efforts’
June 10, 2019 • Announcements, News
International Organization Recognizes Saskatchewan Data Expert; Canada is ‘Better Off for Her Efforts’
The recipient of a 2019 international award for data interoperability completes the recognition of a leadership team that allowed for effective communication of medical codes and diagnoses across Canada. Lorie Carey, CIM P.Mgr, received the 2019 LOINC Award for Distinguished Contributions at this year’s LOINC Laboratory Committee Meeting, June 5-6 at the Regenstrief Institute in […]
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May 29, 2019 • Expert Opinion
May 29, 2019 • Expert Opinion
IHS Modernization: Focus on the Patients, and the Data will Follow
By Gregory Schmidt, MD & Theresa Cullen, MD, MS Healthcare in America is a pairing of extremes. When ranked, the United States has some of the very best and the very worst healthcare metrics. Cancer survival remains the highest of any country, yet maternal deaths and infant deaths rank the worst of all developed nations. […]
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May 28, 2019 • News
Researchers engage community to help shape future of aging research
May 28, 2019 • News
Researchers engage community to help shape future of aging research
Regenstrief hosts second stakeholder summit for aging research Researchers from Regenstrief Institute hosted community leaders, seniors, caregivers and other stakeholders for a discussion about the future of aging research. Regenstrief research scientist Nicole Fowler, PhD, MHSA, led the Center for Aging Research’s second stakeholder summit with the goal of getting feedback from community members about […]
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May 28, 2019 • Announcements, News
May 28, 2019 • Announcements, News
First study to see if de-prescribing commonly used drug class prevents or delays dementia
Regenstrief researcher receives $3.3 million NIA award for cause and effect study Regenstrief Institute research scientist Noll Campbell, PharmD, MS has received a five-year $3.3 million award from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to conduct the first clinical trial designed to determine if stopping anticholinergic medications results in sustained improvements in cognition. Anticholinergic medications […]
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May 23, 2019 • News
May 23, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Scientist elected President of American College of Sports Medicine; to assume office in 2020
NiCole Keith, PhD, FACSM, has been elected president of the American College of Sports Medicine. Her presidency will begin in June 2020. 
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May 22, 2019 • News
May 22, 2019 • News
Integrating HIE data into an EMR: Regenstrief Researcher Discusses Implementation of CareView App
Regenstrief Institute researcher and Indiana University School of Medicine professor Titus Schleyer, DMD, PhD, and Jason Schaffer, M.D., from IU Health, presented an update on the implementation of CareView during a Scottsdale Institute teleconference. CareView is a FHIR-based app that connects the Indiana Network for Patient Care with the Cerner EMR. It gathers information from […]
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May 17, 2019 • News
Regenstrief hosts meeting to highlight work in substance abuse and mental health field
May 17, 2019 • News
Regenstrief hosts meeting to highlight work in substance abuse and mental health field
Regenstrief Institute hosted the second annual conference of the Indiana State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW).  The annual meeting highlights research and initiatives in the field of substance abuse and mental health. Indiana State officials, prevention professionals, researchers and others shared their knowledge of substance abuse issues facing Indiana. The event was sponsored by the Indiana […]
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May 17, 2019 • Executive Update
May 17, 2019 • Executive Update
A Message from Peter Embí, CEO: Regenstrief expands its national impact on aging and health services research
Regenstrief Institute has an impressive portfolio of research, ranging from invention to implementation. The myriad discoveries, analyses and validations led by our investigators continue to make significant impacts in a wide variety of healthcare environments, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, doctors’ offices, nursing facilities and even homes. I am continuously impressed and inspired by the breadth […]
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May 15, 2019 • News
May 15, 2019 • News
Tracking Symptoms: New Regenstrief and IU Tool Helps Providers Identify Underlying Causes
SymTrak advances clinicians toward next generation of population health management. An easy to use, brief, inexpensive new tool developed and validated by researchers at the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University will help healthcare providers track and potentially identify early onset of more complex, serious underlying issues that could otherwise go undetected. The tool tracks symptoms […]
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May 14, 2019 • News
Finding Trends in Population Health: Regenstrief Health Informatics Director Speaks to HIMSS TV
May 14, 2019 • News
Finding Trends in Population Health: Regenstrief Health Informatics Director Speaks to HIMSS TV
Brian E. Dixon, PhD, MPA, director of public health informatics at Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI, spoke to HIMSS TV about efforts to use new technology to manage health data. He discussed Regenstrief’s efforts to automate the delivery of data into dashboards to reduce the burden […]
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May 13, 2019 • News
CDC Concurs with Panel Led by Regenstrief Scientist on Misapplication of Opioid Guidelines
May 13, 2019 • News
CDC Concurs with Panel Led by Regenstrief Scientist on Misapplication of Opioid Guidelines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is clarifying its guidelines on opioid prescribing, citing the findings of a review panel led by Regenstrief Institute Research Scientist Kurt Kroenke, M.D. Dr. Kroenke and his colleagues found that many clinicians, policymakers and payers are misapplying the CDC’s guidelines, and those actions are negatively affecting patients. The […]
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May 10, 2019 • News
Creator of FHIR Speaks at Regenstrief Institute
May 10, 2019 • News
Creator of FHIR Speaks at Regenstrief Institute
The creator of FHIR, Grahame Grieve, visited Regenstrief Institute to give an update on the latest developments in interoperability standards and share his vision for the future. Grieve spoke during a lunch presentation for Regenstrief employees and at a meetup event for the Indy FHIR Users and Implementers group. FHIR stands for Fast Healthcare Interoperable […]
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May 09, 2019 • News
Study Shows One-Third of Statin Patients Don’t Reach Healthy Levels of “Bad” Cholesterol
May 09, 2019 • News
Study Shows One-Third of Statin Patients Don’t Reach Healthy Levels of “Bad” Cholesterol
Study by Merck, Regenstrief, IU School of Medicine, UNC could help clinicians prevent strokes and heart attacks A new study shows more aggressive treatment may be needed for a large number of patients taking statin medications, and that treatment could help reduce cases of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S. High […]
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May 07, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Faculty Discuss Communication and Advocating for Patients at Internal Medicine National Conference
May 07, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Faculty Discuss Communication and Advocating for Patients at Internal Medicine National Conference
Regenstrief Institute research scientists are presenting some of the institute’s latest research on patient engagement and advocacy at the Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., May 8-11. The meeting covers the breadth and depth of general internal medicine. This year’s theme is Courage to Lead: Equity, Engagement, and Advocacy in Turbulent […]
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May 03, 2019 • News
Regenstrief, IU, Purdue Research Presented on National Stage
May 03, 2019 • News
Regenstrief, IU, Purdue Research Presented on National Stage
INDIANAPOLIS — Regenstrief faculty members are sharing the institute’s groundbreaking research with national leaders in geriatrics at the 2019 annual meeting for the American Geriatrics Society in Portland, Oregon, May 2-4. Regenstrief Research Scientist Noll Campbell, PharmD, M.S., assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Purdue University College of Pharmacy, is presenting in multiple sessions, providing […]
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April 30, 2019 • News
Regenstrief, IU Health Study Helps Chaplains Provide Proactive Care to Families in Crises
April 30, 2019 • News
Regenstrief, IU Health Study Helps Chaplains Provide Proactive Care to Families in Crises
A new model developed and implemented by the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Health provides chaplains with a framework to deliver better care to families and surrogate decision makers during health emergencies. “In times of crisis, patients and their families turn to hospital chaplains to provide spiritual support,” says Alexia Torke, M.D., lead author of […]
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April 29, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Wins Prestigious Award for Outstanding Building
April 29, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Wins Prestigious Award for Outstanding Building
Regenstrief Institute won The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award for a five-state region and will move on to compete in an international competition. The TOBY Award, presented by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), recognizes excellence in office building management and operations. Regenstrief won the corporate facility category. The Regenstrief campus is […]
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April 24, 2019 • News
From Global to Local: Applying Global Health Strategies to Local Health Challenges
April 24, 2019 • News
From Global to Local: Applying Global Health Strategies to Local Health Challenges
Dr. Debra K. Litzelman, a research scientist and an associate director with the Regenstrief Institute, shared her experience applying global strategies to local health issues with an audience at the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.
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April 19, 2019 • Executive Update
A Message from Peter Embí, CEO: New VPs Advance the Regenstrief Mission
April 19, 2019 • Executive Update
A Message from Peter Embí, CEO: New VPs Advance the Regenstrief Mission
No institution, no matter how respected, should become complacent. Yet successful organizational change is challenging. Entering its sixth decade, Regenstrief Institute is meeting the demands of advancing its mission head-on. We have established three vice presidencies and recruited individuals who are brilliant in their fields to fill these leadership positions. These highly qualified and forward-looking […]
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April 15, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Institute Hires First Vice President for Business Development
April 15, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Institute Hires First Vice President for Business Development
Entrepreneur, IU business school faculty will guide process to bring medical innovations to market. Entrepreneur, Indiana University Kelley School of Business faculty and Indiana Venture Fellow Todd Saxton, Ph.D., has been chosen as Regenstrief Institute’s inaugural vice president for business development. Dr. Saxton will help create and guide new business models for bringing Regenstrief healthcare […]
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April 09, 2019 • News
Registration Open for LOINC Summer Laboratory Conference at Regenstrief
April 09, 2019 • News
Registration Open for LOINC Summer Laboratory Conference at Regenstrief
Registration is now open for the LOINC® Summer Laboratory Conference at Regenstrief Institute on June 5-6. LOINC users from around the world will be in Indianapolis to take part in the event that features hands-on workshops and the public Laboratory LOINC Committee Meeting. LOINC, Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes, is a universal code system […]
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April 05, 2019 • Feature
If the FIT Test Fits: Research coordinator plays important role in major study
April 05, 2019 • Feature
If the FIT Test Fits: Research coordinator plays important role in major study
Research coordinator plays crucial role in meta-analysis review that determined FIT tests are effective in screening for colon cancer.
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April 04, 2019 • News
Standardizing Last Names and Addresses Leads to Better Patient Record Matching
April 04, 2019 • News
Standardizing Last Names and Addresses Leads to Better Patient Record Matching
Standardizing last names and address information can improve the linking of patient health records by as much as 8 percent -- more than 2 billion records -- and enhance data available to clinicians to inform their care decisions.
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April 01, 2019 • News
Success of OPTIMISTIC Highlighted in LeadingAge Magazine
April 01, 2019 • News
Success of OPTIMISTIC Highlighted in LeadingAge Magazine
A Regenstrief and Indiana University School of Medicine program was featured in LeadingAge Magazine for its success at reducing unnecessary hospitalizations for people living in long-stay nursing homes.
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March 29, 2019 • News
March 29, 2019 • News
Regenstrief and CTSI Hire Director of Clinical Research Informatics
Umberto Tachinardi, M.D., has been named as the director of clinical research informatics for Regenstrief Institute and Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI). Dr. Tachinardi is also serving as the chief informatics officer for the Indiana University Grand Challenge Precision Health Initiative. At the Indiana University School of Medicine, he is a professor of […]
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March 28, 2019 • News
March 28, 2019 • News
Boston Globe Highlights Eskenazi Health, Regenstrief Researcher in Article about New Program at Massachusetts General Hospital
The Boston Globe featured an Eskenazi Health program led by Regenstrief Research Scientist Malaz Boustani, M.D.
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March 26, 2019 • Announcements, News
Regenstrief Institute Names Dr. Eneida A. Mendonca as Inaugural VP for Research Development
March 26, 2019 • Announcements, News
Regenstrief Institute Names Dr. Eneida A. Mendonca as Inaugural VP for Research Development
Internationally respected physician-informatician will join institute April 1.
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March 25, 2019 • News
Indiana Startup Day with HHS and State Government Officials Hosted at Regenstrief
March 25, 2019 • News
Indiana Startup Day with HHS and State Government Officials Hosted at Regenstrief
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Leaders Met with Hoosier Entrepreneurs.
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March 22, 2019 • News
JAMA Viewpoint: Physicians’ trust in one another is a care safety and quality issue
March 22, 2019 • News
JAMA Viewpoint: Physicians’ trust in one another is a care safety and quality issue
While the importance of trusted relationships between patients and their physicians is taken for granted, little attention has been given to the relationships among physicians themselves. Yet the interactions between, for example, a patient’s primary care physician and cardiologist or between a patient’s pediatrician and an oncology team, are essential to the safety and quality […]
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March 21, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Showcases Work with State at Indiana Statehouse
March 21, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Showcases Work with State at Indiana Statehouse
A team from Regenstrief Institute displayed its work with the state during MPH Data Day at the Indiana Statehouse. The event was organized by the Indiana Management Performance Hub (MPH) to highlight its partnerships with various state agencies and organizations and demonstrate how data plays an increasingly important role in state government.
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March 21, 2019 • Executive Update
A Message from Peter Embi, CEO, Part 2: Corporate Partnerships Enhance Efforts to Advance Science
March 21, 2019 • Executive Update
A Message from Peter Embi, CEO, Part 2: Corporate Partnerships Enhance Efforts to Advance Science
Editor’s Note: Regenstrief Institute has a growing number of important relationships with industry and corporate partners. This is the second column addressing this topic. Periodic updates, as appropriate, may follow. In my February 20th column, I highlighted the growth of Regenstrief Institute’s vital relationships with corporate partners, including Merck, Roche, Eli Lilly, IBM and the […]
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March 14, 2019 • News
“Home” is where success – or failure – rests: Personal context directly affects CPAP use
March 14, 2019 • News
“Home” is where success – or failure – rests: Personal context directly affects CPAP use
CPAP, short for continuous positive airway pressure, is the most commonly used therapy for obstructive sleep apnea and is prescribed to millions. It is estimated that half of those prescribed CPAP find treatment adherence difficult despite untreated sleep apnea’s association with daytime sleepiness, motor vehicle accidents and increased risk for cardiovascular diseases including stroke. A […]
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March 12, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Learning Platform Helps Overcome Barriers between EHRs and Medical Students
March 12, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Learning Platform Helps Overcome Barriers between EHRs and Medical Students
RECLP featured on international podcast In an international podcast, Regenstrief Institute researcher Blaine Y. Takesue, M.D., explained the challenges medical students face when it comes to learning electronic health records (EHR). He also offered a solution: The Regenstrief EHR Clinical Learning Platform (RECLP). Dr. Takesue was interviewed by Innovations in Global Health Professions Education and […]
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March 07, 2019 • News
Changes Are Needed in Teaching Medical Residents How to Communicate Patient Handoffs
March 07, 2019 • News
Changes Are Needed in Teaching Medical Residents How to Communicate Patient Handoffs
Trio of papers examines the complexity of handoffs and strategies to improve them. End-of-shift handoffs are complex interactions influenced by many factors, and changes need to be made to prepare medical residents to successfully execute the transitions. A team of research scientists highlighted the challenges and provided guidance on creating a systematic approach to teaching […]
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March 06, 2019 • News
March 06, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Scientists Offer Expertise to Health Leaders in Texas
Regenstrief Institute faculty members Shaun Grannis, M.D., M.S., and Josh Vest, PhD, traveled to Texas to share the latest research from Regenstrief and offer advice to medical leaders as they prepare to launch a regional health information exchange (HIE). Dr. Grannis and Dr. Vest gave a presentation at the Health Informatics Grand Rounds at the […]
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March 05, 2019 • News
New Regenstrief studies report drug focused approach insufficient to manage ICU delirium
March 05, 2019 • News
New Regenstrief studies report drug focused approach insufficient to manage ICU delirium
Clinical trials find changing drugs, deprescribing don’t lower delirium severity, duration
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March 01, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Scientists Honored as Health Care Heroes by Indianapolis Business Journal
March 01, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Scientists Honored as Health Care Heroes by Indianapolis Business Journal
Three Regenstrief Institute scientists received recognition for their contributions to healthcare. Chris Callahan, M.D., Shelley Johns, PsyD, and Kathleen Unroe, M.D., and her OPTIMISTIC team were all chosen as finalists for the Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2019 Health Care Hero awards. The awards honor individuals and organizations in central Indiana who are making a significant impact on the […]
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February 27, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Hosts Entrepreneurs to Discuss Collaboration
February 27, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Hosts Entrepreneurs to Discuss Collaboration
Entrepreneurs from central Indiana joined Regenstrief Institute scientists for a venture forum, discussing ideas and innovations that could lead to collaborations to improve healthcare. The meeting, hosted by Regenstrief and the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, focused on the topics of post-acute and elder care. Leaders from companies including Farris Health, Sherish, Diagnotes and […]
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February 26, 2019 • News
New study shows annual non-invasive stool test effective for colon cancer screening
February 26, 2019 • News
New study shows annual non-invasive stool test effective for colon cancer screening
A new study by Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine provides the strongest evidence to date to support recommendations that average risk patients can safely opt for an annual, easy-to-use home stool test instead of a screening colonoscopy. The researchers reviewed and analyzed the findings of 31 studies with a total of 120,255 […]
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February 25, 2019 • News
Children’s Dental Health Has Lifelong Impact
February 25, 2019 • News
Children’s Dental Health Has Lifelong Impact
Oral health is more than just the status of teeth and gums — it touches every aspect of a person’s life. Building a good foundation in childhood can improve overall health and even overall quality of life. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tooth decay […]
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February 20, 2019 • Executive Update
A Message from Peter Embi, CEO: Partnerships Enhance Efforts to Advance Science
February 20, 2019 • Executive Update
A Message from Peter Embi, CEO: Partnerships Enhance Efforts to Advance Science
Editor’s Note: Regenstrief Institute has a growing number of important relationships with industry and corporate partners. As such, this column will be the first of two (at least) that will highlight these associations. The second column is planned for Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Medical research that impacts the health of individuals and communities — locally, […]
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February 19, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Investigator Wins Rare and Prestigious VA Award; 1 of 15 ‘Research Career Scientist’ Designations
February 19, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Investigator Wins Rare and Prestigious VA Award; 1 of 15 ‘Research Career Scientist’ Designations
Regenstrief Institute scientist Teresa Damush, PhD, received the Research Career Scientist Award from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The five-year award recognizes the VA’s most accomplished non-clinician scientists. The Health Services Research and Development Service only has 14 other current awardees across all of its research centers nationwide. Dr. Damush focuses her research on […]
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February 15, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Scientist Provides Education about Alzheimer’s at Indiana Statehouse
February 15, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Scientist Provides Education about Alzheimer’s at Indiana Statehouse
Dr. Bateman called Alzheimer’s disease and dementia a public health crisis. He said one in three older adults will die with Alzheimer’s, so the disease will touch almost everyone’s life.
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February 11, 2019 • News
February 11, 2019 • News
Do we have an epidemic? Enhancing disease surveillance using a health information exchange
The key? Changing public health reporting from passive to proactive
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February 05, 2019 • News
February 05, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Scientist Says African Americans Have Higher Rate of Alzheimer’s Disease, Quoted in USA Today
Daniel Bateman, M.D., says a number of studies show a higher rate of Alzheimer’s disease in African Americans. He told USA Today there are some hypotheses to explain this. “There are higher rates of diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes in African Americans compared to whites. All of those are risk factors for […]
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January 31, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Scientist Provides Expertise on Real-World Data Curation for FDA
January 31, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Scientist Provides Expertise on Real-World Data Curation for FDA
Regenstrief Institute faculty member Shaun Grannis, M.D., participated in a private workshop in Washington, D.C. on considerations and potential best practices for large-scale curation of real-world data that could support regulatory decision-making.
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January 29, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Institute and hc1.com to Use IU Grand Challenge Grant to Analyze Data and Trajectory of Opioid Users’ Health
January 29, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Institute and hc1.com to Use IU Grand Challenge Grant to Analyze Data and Trajectory of Opioid Users’ Health
Regenstrief Institute and hc1.com® are collaborating to analyze data to better understand the factors that lead to substance use disorder, overdoses and deaths from overdoses. The researchers received funding from the Indiana University Addictions Crisis Grand Challenges Initiative Phase 2 to look at the trajectory of victims of the opioid crisis. The IU Grand Challenges […]
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January 17, 2019 • News
Population study finds striking disparities in health behaviors and screening in Indiana
January 17, 2019 • News
Population study finds striking disparities in health behaviors and screening in Indiana
A population health study from IUPUI and the Regenstrief Institute has identified striking socioeconomic and racial disparities in health behavior and in the receipt of cancer screening in the 34 Indiana counties with cancer death rates higher than the state’s average. Overall, the state of Indiana ranks high — 11th nationally — in cancer deaths. […]
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January 16, 2019 • News
January 16, 2019 • News
AMIA Calls for Better Integration of Clinical Research and Care Delivery
Nation’s health and biomedical informatics professionals announce 2019 initiative to build on these recommendations and better operationalize scientific discovery for patient care. Editor’s note: Peter Embi, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI, FAMIA, is the lead author on this paper. He is the president and chief executive officer of Regenstrief Institute, in addition to the board chairman of […]
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January 16, 2019 • Executive Update
A Message from Peter Embi, CEO: Regenstrief Makes Its Mark on Wide-Ranging Issues
January 16, 2019 • Executive Update
A Message from Peter Embi, CEO: Regenstrief Makes Its Mark on Wide-Ranging Issues
Regenstrief’s mission is to improve health around the world, and, while asking the right questions, conducting the research and implementation are important, the mission of the institute also requires thought leadership. Our investigators are making their mark on a national scale, influencing policy and pushing for changes to enhance the way healthcare is delivered. Below […]
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January 14, 2019 • News
January 14, 2019 • News
Educational videos in clinics increased adolescent HPV vaccinations
A study examining the effect of a video educational intervention aimed at increasing HPV vaccinations among adolescents could help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meet its goal of getting more eligible adolescents vaccinated against certain cancers and diseases caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The research, performed by Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University School […]
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January 10, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Investigator Calls for Medicare Payment for Team-Based Care for Alzheimer’s, Related Dementias
January 10, 2019 • News
Regenstrief Investigator Calls for Medicare Payment for Team-Based Care for Alzheimer’s, Related Dementias
A Regenstrief scientist is calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to create access to better care for the 20 million Americans affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias — both patients and their caregivers. The proposed reimbursement changes, outlined in the newest issue of Health Affairs, greatly expand the scope of […]
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January 09, 2019 • News
January 09, 2019 • News
Nature Medicine Publishes Local and International Companies’ Major Data Analytics Study of Type 2 Diabetes
Findings are the result of a year-long collaboration of Roche Diabetes Care GmbH, IBM, Eli Lilly and Company, the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana Bioscience Research Institute. A leading scientific journal, Nature Medicine, has published a major study online on how real-world patient data can better predict diabetes-related kidney disease in patients with the chronic […]
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January 09, 2019 • News
Oral Health Is Essential for Overall Health: Dentist and Informatics Expert Helping to Write Surgeon General’s Report
January 09, 2019 • News
Oral Health Is Essential for Overall Health: Dentist and Informatics Expert Helping to Write Surgeon General’s Report
A dentist and informatics expert from Indiana attends listening session for Surgeon General's new report on oral health.
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December 20, 2018 • Executive Update, News
Regenstrief Institute-MDClone Partnership to Accelerate Data-Driven Medical Research
December 20, 2018 • Executive Update, News
Regenstrief Institute-MDClone Partnership to Accelerate Data-Driven Medical Research
Health care generates vast amounts of data that have the potential to drive medical research and improve health, but unlocking the power of those data for the greater good is often slow and challenging. To address this, Regenstrief Institute of Indianapolis and MDClone of Israel have formed a partnership that aims to speed access to […]
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December 13, 2018 • News
Prevention and Treatment of ICU Acquired Delirium Requires Personalized Approach
December 13, 2018 • News
Prevention and Treatment of ICU Acquired Delirium Requires Personalized Approach
A population heath study from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Center for Aging Research has determined that haloperidol, the drug most commonly used to treat delirium in hospital medical and surgical intensive care units (ICUs), did not benefit elective thoracic surgery ICU patients when given prophylactically, with the possible exception of those who have had surgery to remove their esophagus.
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December 10, 2018 • News
“Doc, sometimes I’m in pain!”: How do patients want to discuss symptoms with clinicians?
December 10, 2018 • News
“Doc, sometimes I’m in pain!”: How do patients want to discuss symptoms with clinicians?
Patients are willing to tell doctors about their symptoms via a formal reporting system but are reluctant to report symptoms if they don't think the information will be used to improve care.
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November 27, 2018 • News
Medical Referrals: Closing the Communication Loop to Improve Care and Avoid Delays
November 27, 2018 • News
Medical Referrals: Closing the Communication Loop to Improve Care and Avoid Delays
Human ‘Thumb Drives’ Are Not the Answer to Communication Breakdown
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November 26, 2018 • Executive Update
News from Peter Embi, CEO: Regenstrief Impacts IT International Community
November 26, 2018 • Executive Update
News from Peter Embi, CEO: Regenstrief Impacts IT International Community
In my time here, Regenstrief Institute continues to bring a wide spectrum of leadership, content, innovation and talent to the annual AMIA conference, but also to AMIA as an organization and to the global IT community. Considered by many to be the premier biomedical and health informatics organization in the world, AMIA – the American Medical Informatics […]
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November 26, 2018 • News
Regenstrief and IU Researchers Have Strong Presence at 2018 International Informatics Symposium
November 26, 2018 • News
Regenstrief and IU Researchers Have Strong Presence at 2018 International Informatics Symposium
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 […]
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November 16, 2018 • News
Agile Implementation reduced central line-associated blood stream infections by 30 percent
November 16, 2018 • News
Agile Implementation reduced central line-associated blood stream infections by 30 percent
New Regenstrief and IU methodology identifies, swiftly implements evidence-based solutions
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November 08, 2018 • Announcements, News
The Biggest Problems
November 08, 2018 • Announcements, News
The Biggest Problems
Some problems in life are simple — you’re tired, so you should go to sleep. Your car engine revs when you push the gas, so you should shift into a different gear. Some are a little more complex. Doing a household budget, or treating a patient’s aches or pains. Then, on a totally different scale, […]
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November 07, 2018 • News
Precision Medicine Is Not Enough: Moving Towards Precision Surveillance
November 07, 2018 • News
Precision Medicine Is Not Enough: Moving Towards Precision Surveillance
The interval at which an individual undergoes a repeat colonoscopy because of previous pre-cancerous polyps — a practice known as “surveillance” — should be tailored to the individual and not simply be determined by the results of prior colonoscopies, according to Regenstrief Institute research scientist Thomas F. Imperiale, M.D. In an editorial in the American […]
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November 07, 2018 • News
App that Identifies Patients in Need of Wraparound Services Wins International Competition
November 07, 2018 • News
App that Identifies Patients in Need of Wraparound Services Wins International Competition
Machine Learning App Uses Social Determinants of Health to Predict Risk
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November 05, 2018 • Announcements, News
Regenstrief, IU Public Health Name Dixon Director of Public Health Informatics
November 05, 2018 • Announcements, News
Regenstrief, IU Public Health Name Dixon Director of Public Health Informatics
Regenstrief's Dixon named director of public health informatics. New, combined role will bring joint expertise to help tackle potential problems ranging from disease outbreaks to bioterrorism.
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November 05, 2018 • News
Antipsychotic drugs do not benefit patients suffering delirium in ICU
November 05, 2018 • News
Antipsychotic drugs do not benefit patients suffering delirium in ICU
A new study shows that critically ill patients are not benefitting from antipsychotic medications that doctors have been using to treat delirium in patients in intensive care units. The evidence suggests doctors may need to re-examine the practice. Regenstrief investigator Babar Khan, M.D., was a co-author on the study. Each year, more than seven million […]
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October 31, 2018 • Announcements, News
Eight Scientists with Ties to Regenstrief Will Be Inducted into Inaugural FAMIA Class
October 31, 2018 • Announcements, News
Eight Scientists with Ties to Regenstrief Will Be Inducted into Inaugural FAMIA Class
Eight scientists, seven Regenstrief Institute faculty members and one affiliated scientist, will be inducted as Fellows of the American Medical Informatics Association.
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October 25, 2018 • Announcements, News
IN-PEACE tackles burdensome symptoms, challenges of dementia for patients and caregivers
October 25, 2018 • Announcements, News
IN-PEACE tackles burdensome symptoms, challenges of dementia for patients and caregivers
New $3.5 million award from the National Institute on Aging supports novel initiative to improve care, decrease stress.
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October 23, 2018 • News
Racial differences in colorectal cancer incidence not due to biology
October 23, 2018 • News
Racial differences in colorectal cancer incidence not due to biology
A systematic review and meta-analysis from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine has found that, in spite of the higher incidence and death rate of colorectal cancer in blacks, no difference exists in the overall prevalence of advanced, precancerous polyps between average-risk blacks and whites who underwent a screening colonoscopy. These findings […]
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October 16, 2018 • Executive Update
News from Peter Embi, CEO: The State of Regenstrief, 2016-18
October 16, 2018 • Executive Update
News from Peter Embi, CEO: The State of Regenstrief, 2016-18
It will soon be my second anniversary as the president and chief executive officer of Regenstrief Institute. Anniversaries are good opportunities to review our past and talk about the future. One of the aspects I find interesting is how similar this part of our institute’s journey is to that of our founder and namesake, successful Hoosier businessman and innovator, Sam Regenstrief.
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October 16, 2018 • Announcements
Regenstrief Board Member Honored with Prestigious Award
October 16, 2018 • Announcements
Regenstrief Board Member Honored with Prestigious Award
Photo courtesy of IU School of Medicine Regenstrief Institute board member Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, was named the 2018 Watanabe Life Sciences Champion of the Year during BioCrossroads’ annual Indiana Life Sciences Summit. Dr. Shekhar is the executive associate dean for research affairs at Indiana University School of Medicine, founding director of the Indiana Clinical […]
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October 15, 2018 • News
Regenstrief Investigator Discusses “OneSheet Prototype” as Conference Keynote Speaker
October 15, 2018 • News
Regenstrief Investigator Discusses “OneSheet Prototype” as Conference Keynote Speaker
Chris Harle, PhD, from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, gave a keynote speech at the Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support Learning Network’s annual conference about how to provide clinical decision support over the long term in the face of the opioid epidemic. Dr. Harle presented his work on the […]
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October 11, 2018 • News
October 11, 2018 • News
Regenstrief Investigator Part of Pew Trust D.C. Panel on Ways to Improve Care by Better Matching Patients with EHR Data
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Regenstrief Center for Biomedical Informatics Director Shaun Grannis, M.D., took part in a Pew Charitable Trust panel to discuss how to better match patients with their correct electronic health record and improve patient care. Electronic health records allow care providers the ability to exchange individuals’ health data with their colleagues elsewhere. However, […]
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October 10, 2018 • Announcements, News
Regenstrief and IU Fairbanks School of Public Health Team Wins Inaugural BioCrossroads Indiana Inject Tech Challenge
October 10, 2018 • Announcements, News
Regenstrief and IU Fairbanks School of Public Health Team Wins Inaugural BioCrossroads Indiana Inject Tech Challenge
A project from Regenstrief Institute and the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI (FSPH) took home the top prize in the inaugural Indiana Inject Tech Challenge from BioCrossroads.
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October 09, 2018 • News
October 09, 2018 • News
Regenstrief Researcher Among 18 Fellows from 3 Countries and Across U.S. to be Inducted into American College of Medical Informatics
The American College of Medical Informatics announced that Brian Dixon, PhD, of Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health will be one of 18 fellows inducted into its ranks on November 4 in San Francisco at ceremonies during the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2018 Annual Symposium.
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October 08, 2018 • News
Shaking up how nursing homes and their clinicians are paid to care for sick residents
October 08, 2018 • News
Shaking up how nursing homes and their clinicians are paid to care for sick residents
Keeping frail older adults in a familiar place with staff and providers who know them is the aim of the ongoing second phase of OPTIMISTIC, an innovative model of care management for long-stay nursing home residents. The 40 participating Indiana nursing homes are reimbursed by Medicare for onsite treatment of the six most common conditions of older nursing home residents linked to unnecessary hospitalizations.
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October 04, 2018 • News
October 04, 2018 • News
Dr. Aaron Carroll Named Regenstrief Institute’s Inaugural VP for Faculty Development
Aaron E. Carroll, M.D., a nationally recognized research scientist, research team leader and a New York Times writer and book author, has been selected as Regenstrief Institute’s first-ever vice president for faculty development.
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October 02, 2018
October 02, 2018
Regenstrief Faculty Member Elected to ACEP Board
Regenstrief investigator JT Finnell, M.D., has been elected to the Board of Directors for the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Dr. Finnell was elected during the organization’s annual meeting, which is the largest gathering of emergency physicians in the country. The board is the policymaking body, responsible for ACEP’s management and control. Dr. Finnell’s […]
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September 28, 2018
September 28, 2018
Regenstrief Investigator Chosen as Finalist for Indiana Inject Tech Challenge
Regenstrief Institute investigator Josh Vest, PhD, is one of three finalists in the BioCrossroads Inject Tech Challenge. In addition to his work at Regenstrief, Vest is an associate professor and director for the Center for Health Policy at the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health. Vest is developing a platform to access […]
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September 26, 2018 • News
IU-Regenstrief 1 of 11 Awards for Next Generation of Learning Health System Researchers
September 26, 2018 • News
IU-Regenstrief 1 of 11 Awards for Next Generation of Learning Health System Researchers
A partnership between Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute will receive $3.4 million over 5 years from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to train researchers to conduct patient-centered outcomes research within learning health systems.
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September 20, 2018 • News
First study of benefits and risks of dementia screening for family members of older adults
September 20, 2018 • News
First study of benefits and risks of dementia screening for family members of older adults
A majority of individuals with Alzheimer’s receive care from family members, but the effect of early identification of Alzheimer’s by screening on these caregivers has never been determined. With the support of a new $3 million, five-year National Institute on Aging grant, researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Center for Aging Research are conducting the first evaluation of the benefits and harms of Alzheimer’s disease screening for family members of older adults.
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September 19, 2018 • Executive Update
September 19, 2018 • Executive Update
News from Peter Embi, CEO: New VP Positions Illustrate Reshaping of Regenstrief
Three newly created vice president positions centered around faculty development, research and business development demonstrate a continuation and expansion of Regenstrief's commitment to reshape how our vision is pursued. These positions will leverage our highly regarded strengths and forge stronger collaboration on all fronts.
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September 11, 2018 • News
Treating sleep apnea greatly improves stroke patients’ neurological & functional recovery
September 11, 2018 • News
Treating sleep apnea greatly improves stroke patients’ neurological & functional recovery
Benefits of sleep apnea treatment after stroke greater than benefits from tPA. National stroke guidelines recommend testing for sleep apnea, however, past observational studies have shown that it is not being done. Dr. Bravata believes that with the results of large studies like this one, diagnosing and treating sleep apnea post-stroke acutely will become a routine part of standard practice.
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August 29, 2018 • News
August 29, 2018 • News
Diagnosis is not best predictor of avoidable hospitalizations of nursing home residents
Preventing transfers of long-stay nursing home patients to hospitals improves continuity of care and decreases costs to the healthcare system.
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August 14, 2018 • News
August 14, 2018 • News
Study: What patients really think about opioid vs non-opioid medications for chronic pain
Despite a shortage of scientific studies on the long-term effectiveness of opioids, they are frequently perceived to be stronger, more powerful pain relievers than non-opioid alternatives. A new study investigates pre-existing perceptions about pain medications by individuals with chronic pain and how these perceptions relate to patients’ experiences with these medications.
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August 10, 2018 • News
August 10, 2018 • News
The Bridges We Build: OpenHIE
A man goes down to the river and stares across the water. On the other side, there’s a road to the next town, where he can sell his crops and buy some seed. He thinks, Someone ought to build a bridge. He’s never built a bridge before. Neither have his friends. Looking around and shrugging, […]
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August 03, 2018 • News
Mindfulness Shows Promise for Cancer Patients
August 03, 2018 • News
Mindfulness Shows Promise for Cancer Patients
While people facing the prospect of end-stage cancer may want to focus on anything but the present moment, new research suggests that paying attention, on purpose, increases quality of life for both patients and their caregivers.
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July 16, 2018 • News
Implications of unmet promise of a miracle drug for Alzheimer’s Disease
July 16, 2018 • News
Implications of unmet promise of a miracle drug for Alzheimer’s Disease
Hope looms large for continued improvement in care. Researchers lament the unmet promise of a miracle drug for Alzheimer's Disease (AD) but are heartened by what they see as encouraging improvements in care for a growing population of older adults, many with dementia.
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July 10, 2018 • News
Removing barriers to advance care planning for cancer patients and their family caregivers
July 10, 2018 • News
Removing barriers to advance care planning for cancer patients and their family caregivers
Thinking about death and discussing emotionally challenging topics such as end-of-life preparations are difficult for most people. Patients with advanced cancer and their family caregivers face especially challenging physical and psychological experiences as they navigate a terminal disease and accompanying treatments.
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July 06, 2018 • News
Reducing Risk and Saving Lives: Community Health Workers Activate Families Into Health
July 06, 2018 • News
Reducing Risk and Saving Lives: Community Health Workers Activate Families Into Health
Community Health Workers are working on reducing Indiana's Infant Mortality rate.
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June 28, 2018 • Announcements, News
LOINC honors Pamela D. Banning for contributions to advancement of health data interoperability
June 28, 2018 • Announcements, News
LOINC honors Pamela D. Banning for contributions to advancement of health data interoperability
INDIANAPOLIS, IN — LOINC, the world’s most widely used code system for identifying medical tests, observations, and documents, has announced the recipient of the annual LOINC Award for Distinguished Contributions. The award honors individuals whose work advances the interoperability of medical data so that it can be electronically exchanged, understood, and used to improve health. Pamela […]
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June 18, 2018 • Announcements, News
Seize the Moment: Revered geriatric psychiatrist transitions to retirement
June 18, 2018 • Announcements, News
Seize the Moment: Revered geriatric psychiatrist transitions to retirement
Two decades ago Indiana University Center for Aging Research center scientist and Regenstrief Institute distinguished research scientist Hugh Hendrie surveyed physician retirees and spouses. He found that nearly 90 percent of the retired physicians and an equal percentage of the spouses were “mostly satisfied” with their retirement.     In addition to remaining physically healthy, […]
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June 11, 2018 • Announcements, News
Gold Foundation award named in honor of Regenstrief Institute investigator Rich Frankel
June 11, 2018 • Announcements, News
Gold Foundation award named in honor of Regenstrief Institute investigator Rich Frankel
INDIANAPOLIS – The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Institute recently created the Richard Frankel Award for Creating a Loving Community, in recognition of the contributions and achievements of Regenstrief Institute investigator and Indiana University professor of medicine Richard M. Frankel, PhD. Internationally respected for his contributions and achievements in fostering humanism in medical education, practice and […]
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May 08, 2018 • News
Agile Implementation: Reengineering dissemination of healthcare in the US
May 08, 2018 • News
Agile Implementation: Reengineering dissemination of healthcare in the US
INDIANAPOLIS — In a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, clinician-researchers and implementation scientists from the Regenstrief Institute, Eskenazi Health, and Indiana University address the escalating need for faster implementation of healthcare innovation. The authors present Agile Implementation, a simple new methodology which they designed, developed, embedded and tested. Agile Implementation […]
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April 17, 2018 • News
April 17, 2018 • News
Better education during childhood decreases risk of dementia in African Americans
INDIANAPOLIS – A newly published observational study from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University has found that increased levels of education, particularly for those who grew up in low-income rural areas, was significantly associated with the decrease in the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older African Americans previously reported by the same research […]
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April 10, 2018 • News
April 10, 2018 • News
Impact of Medicare Annual Wellness Visit on Detection of Cognitive Impairment Is Minimal
INDIANAPOLIS – In the first nationwide study to measure the effect of the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit on early identification of cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer’s disease, researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute and IU Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science found the visit has only minimal impact on […]
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April 09, 2018 • Announcements, News
April 09, 2018 • Announcements, News
Controlling blood pressure even when older can prevent dementia in African Americans
INDIANAPOLIS – Controlling blood pressure with any of the commonly prescribed antihypertensive medications can prevent dementia in older African-Americans with hypertension according to a new study from Regenstrief Institute researchers.   African Americans are especially at risk of both hypertension and dementia. The new study provides substantial evidence of significant reduction of risk of onset […]
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April 05, 2018 • Announcements
April 05, 2018 • Announcements
Regenstrief expert in symptoms and pain receives Society of General Internal Medicine’s highest award
INDIANAPOLIS – Kurt Kroenke, MD, a Regenstrief Institute investigator and the director of the institute’s education and training programs, has been named the recipient of the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Robert J. Glaser award, the organization’s highest award. “The very fabric of modern primary care in the United States and internationally has been woven […]
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April 03, 2018 • Announcements, News
April 03, 2018 • Announcements, News
Callahan to serve as medical society’s 2018 Distinguished Professor of Geriatrics
Christopher M. Callahan, MD, the founding director of the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and a Regenstrief Institute investigator, will serve as the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Distinguished Professor of Geriatrics at the organization‘s 2018 annual meeting in Denver from April 11 to 14. Over nearly three decades, Dr. Callahan has developed, tested […]
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March 26, 2018 • News
March 26, 2018 • News
New study to measure impact of sleep tracker data on patient-provider communication
INDIANAPOLIS – According to a survey by Pew Research, nearly two-thirds of adults in the U.S. collect their own data on at least one health indicator through the use of tracking devices and apps, and it is estimated by industry analysts that over 30 million Americans have access to their sleep data. While many patients […]
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March 26, 2018
March 26, 2018
Novel blueprint for faster implementation of more evidence-based healthcare solutions
Agile Implementation: Transforming the healthcare delivery system from Health Care 1.0 to Health Care 2.0 INDIANAPOLIS — Scientist-clinicians from the Indiana University Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science, Regenstrief Institute and IU Center for Aging Research have designed, developed and implemented an effective, simple new methodology — Agile Implementation — for faster, efficient, scalable, […]
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February 26, 2018 • News
February 26, 2018 • News
Diagnosis is not enough: Predicting avoidable transfers from nursing homes is complex
INDIANAPOLIS – Treating acutely ill nursing home residents in place and avoiding hospitalizations when possible is better for their health and for the healthcare system. Common diagnoses, such as heart failure or urinary tract infection, are often used to classify whether a hospitalization of a nursing home resident was “potentially avoidable.” But predicting ahead of […]
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February 15, 2018 • News
February 15, 2018 • News
How does it compare?: Hospice care at home, at assisted living facility, at nursing home
Use of hospice has exploded over the past decades with approximately half of those who die while enrolled in Medicare receiving hospice care. A new study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute compares the quality of hospice services provided for patients living at home, in assisted living facility and […]
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February 07, 2018 • News
February 07, 2018 • News
First national studies of quality of VA ministroke care and how best to measure that care
INDIANAPOLIS – The first national study of the quality of the care offered by the Veterans Health Administration to patients following a transient ischemic attack (known as a TIA and sometimes called a ministroke) reports that the largest healthcare system in the United States is providing good quality care but also identifies targets for improvement […]
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January 10, 2018 • News
January 10, 2018 • News
How patients and healthcare providers communicate outside the office is changing
  INDIANAPOLIS – How patients and their healthcare providers communicate with one another outside the clinic or doctor’s office is changing. But how do patients and their physicians feel about email, cell phone and text interactions? A new study led by Joy L. Lee, PhD of the Regenstrief Institute’s Center for Health Services Research compares […]
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January 02, 2018
January 02, 2018
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 use […]
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December 18, 2017 • News
December 18, 2017 • News
NIA and DoD fund new studies on aiding family caregivers of patients with dementia or TBI
INDIANAPOLIS — Family caregivers of individuals who have cognitive disorders are faced with complex and stressful challenges for which they are often unprepared and unsupported. Health services researcher Nicole Fowler, PhD, MHSA of the Indiana University Center Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute and IU Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science, and colleagues have received grants […]
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December 04, 2017 • News
December 04, 2017 • News
IU, Regenstrief study finds surrogate decision makers experience psychological distress
INDIANAPOLIS – Nearly half of the 13 million older adults hospitalized annually in the United States are unable to make their own medical decisions and rely on surrogates, usually close family members, to make decisions for them. However little is known about how these surrogates respond to the demands put upon them. A new study […]
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November 28, 2017 • News
November 28, 2017 • News
OPTIMISTIC lowers long-stay nursing home residents’ avoidable hospitalizations by a third
INDIANAPOLIS — The initial phase of OPTIMISTIC, an innovative program developed and implemented by clinician-researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and partners to decrease avoidable hospitalizations of long-stay nursing facility residents, reduced these events a striking 33 percent, according to an independent evaluation prepared at the request of the Center for Medicare […]
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November 14, 2017 • News
November 14, 2017 • News
Critical Care Recovery Center concept could benefit adult ICU survivors of all ages
INDIANAPOLIS — A growing number of individuals of all ages are surviving intensive care unit hospitalization, however their mental and physical health problems persist. A new study from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University researchers reports that a care model they originally developed for older adults with dementia could benefit ICU survivors of all ages. ICU […]
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November 13, 2017 • News
November 13, 2017 • News
Listening to the patient’s voice: a more patient-centered approach to medication safety
INDIANAPOLIS — Communication between patients and clinicians that is patient-centered, taking into account patient concerns and preferences has important implications for patient safety. Involving the patient is critical for improving medication safety according to Regenstrief Institute researcher and Indiana University School of Medicine assistant professor of medicine Joy L. Lee, PhD, corresponding author of “Towards […]
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October 31, 2017 • News
October 31, 2017 • News
Researchers to develop real-world advance care planning program with nursing homes
INDIANAPOLIS — The National Institute on Aging has awarded two researchers at IUPUI a $400,000 grant to work with nursing homes to design a real-world program to provide systematic, high-quality advance care planning for nursing home patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The initial grant will be followed by a $3 million second phase […]
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October 30, 2017 • News
October 30, 2017 • News
Regenstrief Institute investigator elected to medical informatics honor society
INDIANAPOLIS — Regenstrief Institute investigator Daniel J. Vreeman, DPT, director of LOINC and Health Data Standards in the Regenstrief Center for Biomedical Informatics and Regenstrief-McDonald Scholar in Data Standards at Indiana University School of Medicine, has been elected as a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. He joins a select group of individuals […]
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October 16, 2017 • News
Coming together: Regenstrief “Sam Jam”
October 16, 2017 • News
Coming together: Regenstrief “Sam Jam”
Submitted by Phil Lofton and Emily Fredrick On a gloomy Monday, Regenstrief faculty and staff shone brightly as they celebrated another good year in the books with a cookout and some cross-center fun. The inaugural Sam Jam event, held October 9 and lovingly named after our founder, Sam Regenstrief, featured an obstacle course featuring mental […]
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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
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 who have experienced delirium while in the ICU. Delirium is an acute brain failure […]
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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 • News
January 24, 2017 • News
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 […]
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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
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 the Center for Aging Research, Indiana University Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science, and Regenstrief […]
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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
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 next decade of […]
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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 25, 2016 • News
Helping Transform Medical Education: the Teaching EMR
July 25, 2016 • News
Helping Transform Medical Education: the Teaching EMR
We crafted the Teaching EMR out of an enterprise-grade commercial EMR that is still used in practice today.
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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 Institute clinician-researcher, is developing […]
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July 06, 2016 • News
Extracting value from chaos: The promise of health information technology
July 06, 2016 • News
Extracting value from chaos: The promise of health information technology
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.
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June 30, 2016 • News
June 30, 2016 • News
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 • News
The right stuff? Hospital readmission penalties approaching for nursing home patients
March 31, 2016 • News
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 • News
February 08, 2016 • News
Workshops aim to increase collaboration between technology, healthcare
February 8, 2016 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 […]
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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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