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.
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.
The BHI graduate program welcomed a new cohort of 12 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on Orientation Day on Tuesday, September 23. The students come from diverse academic and professional backgrounds including computer science, information management, human-computer interaction, biology, biomedical engineering, public health, nursing, and medicine. BHI is excited to welcome them to the program, and look forward to working with them over the coming years.
The 2014 Cohort
Tressa Hood, Mike Semanik
Juandalyn Burke, Yong Choi, Jared Erwin, Shefali Haldar, Ryan James, Dae Hyun Lee, Lucy Wang
Uba Backonja, Lucas McCarthy, Andrew Miller