Information technology and informatics are essential to help healthcare chart a viable path forward. The Regenstrief Institute offers the opportunity to work at the intersection of multiple disciplines to pursue this objective.
Research Scientist, Clem McDonald Center for Biomedical Informatics, Regenstrief Institute
Program Director, Learning Health Informatics Program, Regenstrief Institute
Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Indiana University School of Medicine
Dr. Titus Schleyer leads the Indiana Learning Health System Initiative, which is focused on using everyday patient care data to improve the health and healthcare of people in Indiana. One of his award-winning projects helps emergency clinicians at IU Health obtain relevant information about their patients from Indiana’s health information exchange more efficiently and effectively than previously possible.
Another project, Dr. Schleyer and his team are analyzing data from Marion County to find out which factors are predictive of opioid overdoses and deaths.
An award-winning educator, Dr. Schleyer is focused on educating the next generation of biomedical informaticians. He co-directs the National Library of Medicine funded Indiana Public & Population Health Informatics Fellowship. He also mentors fellows in three other training programs.
Dr. Schleyer holds DMD and PhD degrees from the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, and DMD and MBA degrees from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Indiana Learning Health System Initiative (ILHSI)
(Regenstrief Institute, IU School of Medicine, Lilly Endowment, Inc.)
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
The ILHSI has the mission improve health by using patient and other information to transform healthcare through continued innovation and evaluation. It envisions a world where a cycle of data analysis, system improvements, and innovation sustains improvement in healthcare delivery and outcomes for all – clinicians, patients, caregivers, researchers, and educators.
(AHRQ, Lilly Endowment, Inc.)
Role: Principal Investigator
Health Dart directly and seamlessly integrates data from the INPC into Cerner to facilitate clinician access to relevant external information. It has been proven to increase HIE information use in all 15 IU Health emergency departments.
The project focused on combining multiple data sources to generate an algorithm to support clinical decision-making for type 2 diabetes. A paper entitled “Predicting pharmacotherapeutic outcomes for type 2 diabetes: An evaluation of three approaches to leveraging electronic health record data from multiple sources ” is in print with the Journal of Biomedical Informatics.
Advanced Analytics for IU's Addictions Grand Challenge (A2AGC)
Role: Principal Investigator
The aim of this project is to help researchers and public health practitioners understand the trajectory of individuals towards substance use disorder, overdose, and overdose death.