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biomedical informatics

REDCap application to be available on commercial market

Feb. 11, 2016—A version of a Web application developed at Vanderbilt University that helps academic scientists around the globe collect and manage their research data will soon be available on the commercial market.

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Effort seeks to integrate clinical, research data systems

Jan. 27, 2016—To ease data collection for clinical research and ongoing analysis of clinical processes, teams at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are working to bridge the gap between clinical systems and research systems.

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Data diving for health

Sep. 23, 2015—To most effectively use electronic health records for research, investigators should query multiple components of the record to identify patients with specific diseases.

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VUSM to offer master’s degree in applied clinical informatics

Jun. 25, 2015—A new program being offered this fall through Vanderbilt University School of Medicine will offer health care professionals the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in the growing biomedical informatics field.

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The changing face of health care IT

Jun. 23, 2015—Changes coming to our clinical systems at Vanderbilt aim to better serve our patients and to maintain the highest standard care in an increasingly competitive and cost-conscious environment.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements

May. 15, 2015—Read the latest faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements.

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Upgrade enhances e-health records for patient transitions

Dec. 11, 2014—People who study health care delivery tend to be interested in the ins and outs of patient information — how it’s gathered, how it’s used. One important focus is provider-to-provider communication associated with patient transitions between care settings.

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Building the World’s Largest Biomedical Informatics Enterprise

Sep. 26, 2014—Biomedical informatics is a science that draws connections between data and medicine, whether those data concern diseases, health care processes or human biology in the form of genomics and proteomics. Everyone who studies health records has the same goal: more precise medicine, leading to improved patient outcomes.

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Stead honored by American Medical Informatics Association

Dec. 5, 2013—On the evening of Nov. 16, in Washington, D.C., William Stead, M.D., associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs and chief strategy officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, received a welcome surprise. The setting was the National Press Club and the occasion was the annual leadership dinner of the American Medical Informatics Association, where the field’s top awards are presented.

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Endowed chair celebration honors nine Vanderbilt faculty

Jan. 21, 2013—The extraordinary academic achievements of nine Vanderbilt University endowed chair holders were recognized during a Jan. 17 ceremony at the Student Life Center.

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New faculty: Cathy Ivory is committed to nursing science and research

Nov. 16, 2012—Cathy Ivory is conducting foundational research work in perinatal nursing informatics and introducing master’s students to the world of nursing informatics.

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Tool helps plumb electronic records

Aug. 24, 2012—A tool developed for one institution’s electronic health records can work at other institutions, potentially facilitating the use of these records in research studies.

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