Two papers by BHI alumni Drs. Andrea Hartzler, Casey Overby, and Jina Huh, faculty members Drs. Wanda Pratt, Peter Tarczy-Hornoch, and James Ralston, and student Albert Park were nominated for the Distinguished Paper Award for the AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium in Washington, DC. More than 249 papers were submitted for consideration, and only 15 were nominated.
Hartzler A, McDonald D, Park A, Huh J, Weaver C, Pratt W. Evaluating health interest profiles extracted from patient-generated data.
Overby C, Rasmussen L, Hartzler A, Connolly J, Peterson J, Hedberg R, Freimuth R, Shirts B, Denny J, Larson E, Chute C, Jarvik G, Ralston J, Shuldiner A, Kullo I, Tarczy-Hornoch P, Williams M. A template for authoring and adapting genomic medicine content in the eMERGE Infobutton project.
On October 1, Rebecca Hazen successfully completed her General Exam entitled “Assessing and Tracking Symptoms and Quality of Life for Brain Cancer Patients: A Patient-Driven Approach.” “This is a very challenging topic, and the committee and audience were impressed with the ambition and scope of her project,” said Rebecca’s advisor Dr. John Gennari. “There are many very interesting research questions around relationships between patient and clinicians, end-of-life concerns, design methodologies, and quality of life assessments. I would like to report that the closed, committee-only session felt more like a brainstorming session among colleagues than an "examination" (and this is something all students should aim to achieve!). I'm looking forward to being part of this exciting research agenda. ” Congratulations, Rebecca!
BIME adjunct associate professor Thomas Payne, MD, will be the PI on an AHRQ grant entitled “Improving Accuracy of Electronic Notes Using A Faster, Simpler Approach.” Co-investigators will be Thomas Gallagher, MD, professor in the Department of Medicine and Bioethics and Humanities, BIME assistant professor Meliha Yetisgen, PhD, and Andrew White, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine.
Bryant AD, Fletcher AS, Payne TH. Drug interaction alert override rates in the Meaningful Use era: No evidence of progress. Applied Clinical Informatics. 2014;5:802-13. doi: 10.4338/ACI-2013-12-RA-0103.
Jung H, Lee ES, Estiri H, Stephens KA. Interactive demographic visualization of multiple facilities across time. Poster accepted to the Visual Analytics in Healthcare (VAHC 2014); Washington, D.C.
Oliver DP, Washington K, Gage LA, Demiris G. The promise of secret Facebook groups for active family caregivers of hospice patients. J Palliat Med. 2014. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2014.0311. PubMed PMID: 25314102.
Oliver DP, Washington K, Kruse RL, Albright DL, Lewis A, Demiris G. Hospice family members' perceptions and experiences with end-of-life care in the nursing home. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2014;15(10):744-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2014.05.014. PubMed PMID: 25017391; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4177958.
Gerontological Society of America Meeting Presentations
BHI is well represented at this year’s Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting in November in Washington, DC with the following oral and poster presentations:
Demiris G, Oliver DP, Washington KT, Pike KC. The PISCES Intervention: a clinical trial examining a problem solving therapy intervention for hospice caregivers.
Hartzler AL, Osterhage K, Beeson T, Demiris G, Phelan EA, Thielke SM, Turner AM. Defining wellness through the voice of community-dwelling older adults.
Lazar A, Thompson HJ, DemirisG. Pilot testing the use of a technology tool in memory care
Oliver DP, Demiris G, Washington KT, Albright DL. Assessing caregivers for team intervention via video encounters (active): results of a four year randomized clinical trial in us hospices.
Turner AM, Osterhage K, Hartzler AL, Beeson T, Thielke SM, Phelan EA, Demiris G. Addressing the personal health information management needs of older adults: The SOARING Project.
Chung J, Joe J, Hall AK, Thompson HJ, Demiris G. Exploring the acceptability of home-based sensor technologies in a cultural context.
Hall AK, Bernhardt J, Dodd V. The digital health divide: evaluating online health information access and use among older adults.
BHI students Maher Khelifi and Ahmad Aljadaan, along with iSchool student Micheal Anando Seng, have been selected as one of the top four teams to participate in a formal oral presentation of their paper entitled “HealthUp”: An Active Patient Portal Beyond Sickness for the AMIA 2014 Student Design Challenge: Beyond Patient Portals: Engaging Patients with their Healthcare Providers. The Student Design Challenge invited proposals for novel and original approaches to facilitating communication, information exchange, and cooperation between individuals and their healthcare providers.