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Department of Biomedical Informatics Archives

Frisse honored by American Medical Informatics Association

Sep. 15, 2016—Mark Frisse, M.D., M.S., MBA, Accenture Professor of Biomedical Informatics and vice chair for business development in that department, has been selected to receive the American Medical Informatics Association’s 2016 Don Eugene Detmer Award for Health Policy Contributions in Informatics.

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Transcription factor evolution

Aug. 11, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a novel model of evolution for factors that control gene expression.

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Diabetes management and low income

Apr. 6, 2016—Adherence to medication was the only self-care activity independently associated with glycemic control in a low-income population.

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Study looks at doctors’ response to genetic testing

Mar. 31, 2016—A new clinical implementation study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center measures how physicians have responded to the introduction of routine genetic testing to predict patient response to the commonly prescribed antiplatelet drug clopidogrel.

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VUMC research shows patient privacy, ‘big data’ can coexist

Jan. 28, 2016—A new study, led by investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), confirms that the scientific pursuit of so-called big data from hospitals and clinics needn’t conflict with patient privacy.

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VUMC’s Jackson elected fellow of ACMI

Jan. 7, 2016—Gretchen Purcell Jackson, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Pediatric Surgery, Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics, is one of 13 fellows recently elected to the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI).

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Harris honored by American Medical Informatics Association

Nov. 19, 2015—Paul Harris, Ph.D., MS, professor of Biomedical Informatics and Engineering, has received the Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

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Computer extracts cancer stage

Nov. 13, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators developed a computerized natural language processing algorithm to extract cancer stages from electronic medical records.

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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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Medical informatics group elects Lehmann

Sep. 10, 2015—Christoph Lehmann, M.D., professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was recently elected president-elect of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA).

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Drug signaling networks

Jul. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators have developed a new algorithm to understand the networks of signaling molecules that control drug action.

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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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