BHI students Juandalyn Burke, Ryan James, and Dae Hyun Lee received third place in the AMIA Student Design Challenge for their design titled, "The EH Tracker: Using Dynamic Environmental Health Data for Improved Decision-Making of Health."
BIME adjunct professor Dr. Wanda Pratt was elected to a three-year term on the AMIA Board of Directors.
A paper by BHI postdoc alumnus Dr. Predrag Klasnja, BHI student Logan Kendall, and Drs. Wanda Pratt and Katherine Blondon titled “Long-Term Engagement with Health-Management Technology: a Dynamic Process in Diabetes” was one of eight papers nominated for the Diana Forsythe Best Paper of the Year Award. The award considers medical informatics-related journal articles or AMIA papers for the entire year, and their paper was the only AMIA paper nominated.
A paper by Kathleen O'Leary, BHI postdoc alumna Dr. Lisa Vizer, Jordan Eschler, BIME affiliate professor Dr. James Ralston, and Dr. Wanda Pratt titled “Understanding Patients’ Health and Technology Attitudes for Tailoring Self-Management Interventions” won the Homer Warner Award. A cash prize is awarded to a distinguished paper nominee that “best describes approaches to improving computerized information acquisition, knowledge data acquisition and management, and experimental results documenting the value of these approaches.” There were over 1200 submissions to AMIA this year; of those only 11 were nominated for a distinguished paper award, and only one is selected to win an award with a cash prize.
Kost A, Combs H, Smith S, Klein E, Kritek P, Robins L, Cianciolo AT, Butani L, Gigante J, Ramani S. A proposed conceptual framework and investigation of upward feedback receptivity in medical education. Teach Learn Med. 2015;27(4):359-61. doi: 10.1080/10401334.2015.1077134. PubMed PMID: 26507991.
Park A, Hartzler AL, Huh J, McDonald DW, Pratt W. Automatically detecting failures in natural language processing tools for online community text. J Med Internet Res. 2015;17(8):e212. doi: 10.2196/jmir.4612. PubMed PMID: 26323337.
Gerontological Society of America Meeting Presentations
The Division of Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI) was well represented at this year’s Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, Florida with the following paper and poster presentations:
Albright DL, Parker Oliver D, Washington KT, Demiris G. Hospice family caregiver social support.
Chung J, Demiris G, Thompson HJ. Obtrusiveness of a smart home application as perceived by Korean American older adults.
Demiris G, Le T, Bock C, Thompson H, Samuel A, Huang D, Phanishayee A. Privacy considerations for the visualization of longitudinal activity and environmental data generated by smart home applications for older adults.
Washington KT, Rakes C, Albright DL, Parker Oliver D, Demiris G. Investigating family caregiver psychological distress at end of life: is the construct evidence-based?
Turner AM, Demiris G, Osterhage K, Hartzler AL, Joe J. Keeping it close: emergency information and older adults.
Washington KT, Parker Oliver D, Demiris G. Engaging family caregivers in shared decision-making in hospice interdisciplinary team meetings.
We are pleased to announce we are soliciting applications for the inaugural cohort of two UW clinical informatics fellows (applications due December 7, 2015 for a July 1, 2016 start date). The fellowship will provide comprehensive training and experience in clinical informatics including extensive hands on experience and didactic coursework leading to board eligibility in clinical informatics, and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Informatics and Patient-Centered Technologies. The fellowship has been developed by faculty in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education in collaboration with UW Medicine Information Technology Services and the Department of Family Medicine. This program is in the process of applying for ACGME accreditation, which we anticipate will be effective July 1, 2016. More details are available at http://bhi.washington.edu/bhi/clinical-informatics-fellowship.
BIME professor George Demiris, PhD, was the keynote speaker at the Second Annual Home Healthcare and Hospice Information Technology (H3IT) Conference in Nashville, TN on October 27. His presentation was titled "Informatics Tools and Systems to Support Aging: Redesigning Home and Hospice Care." BHI student Laura Kneale, MS, also presented at the conference a paper co-written with fellow student Yong Choi, MPH, on “Assessing Commercially Available Personal Health Records Using a Standard Transition from Hospital to Skilled Home Health Care."
On October 19, NPR/KUOW News featured mPOWEr, a mobile post-surgical wound assessment app and project led by Heather Evans, MD, MS (Surgery) and BIME professor Bill Lober, MD, MS, with team members including BHI PhD alumni Andrea Hartzler and Patrick Sanger, and BHI students Ross Lordon and Justin McReynolds. Listen to the feature.