Biomedical Informatics

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CRITICAL Software to Exhibit with openEHR at the MEDINFO 2015

Press Release | CRITICAL Software | August 4, 2015

CRITICAL Software and the openEHR foundation will be jointly exhibiting at the 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics: MEDINFO 2015. The premier international event will be hosted by SBIS (the Brazilian Health Informatics Association) on behalf of the IMIA (the International Medical Informatics Association).This year's theme is 'eHealth - enabled Health', and will attract industry world leaders to share knowledge on how eHealth and Biomedical Informatics are being used to address some of the most challenging problems we face in healthcare today.

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Google Builds a New Tablet for the Fight Against Ebola

Cade Metz | Wired | March 20, 2015

Jay Achar was treating Ebola patients at a makeshift hospital in Sierra Leone, and he needed more time. This was in September, near the height of the West African Ebola epidemic. Achar was part of a team that traveled to Sierra Leone under the aegis of a European organization called Médecins Sans Frontières, or Doctors Without Borders. In a city called Magburaka, MSF had erected a treatment center that kept patients carefully quarantined, and inside the facility’s high-risk zone, doctors like Achar wore the usual polythene “moon suits,” gloves, face masks, and goggles to protect themselves from infection...

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Open Source Machine Learning Tools are as Good as Humans' in Cancer Surveillance According to Regenstrief, Indiana Univ. Study

Press Release | Indiana University | April 21, 2016

Machine learning has come of age in public health reporting according to researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. They have found that existing algorithms and open source machine learning tools were as good as, or better than, human reviewers in detecting cancer cases using data from free-text pathology reports. The computerized approach was also faster and less resource intensive in comparison to human counterparts.

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OpenEHR's Marand takes part in MEDINFO 2015 Conference in São Paulo, Brazil

Press Release | Marand | August 17, 2015

Marand will be showcasing Think!EHR Platform™ at the openEHR booth at MEDINFO’15 in São Paulo, Brazil, from August 19-23, 2015. Also, Marand’s Borut Fabjan, Chief Architect and Samuel Frade will present a tutorial titled “OpenEHR Practical Approach: From Idea to Application” with prof. Ricardo Cruz-Correia, University of Porto.

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Regenstrief Scientists Receive Prestigious Award for Innovation in Biomedical Informatics

Press Release | Indiana University | November 7, 2016

Burke Mamlin, MD, and Paul Biondich, MD, of the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine will be honored on November 12 with the 2016 Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics. The award will be presented by the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), the largest international professional biomedical informatics association, at its annual symposium. Dr. Mamlin, an internist, and Dr. Biondich, a pediatrician, are pioneers in the development, testing, and use of open source software to support the delivery of health care in developing countries...

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Two Regenstrief Innovators Win AMIA's Lindberg Award for Open Source EHR Work in Developing Countries

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | November 8, 2016

Burke Mamlin, MD, and Paul Biondich, MD, of the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine, will receive the 2016 Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics from the American Medical Informatics Association for their work on open source software. AMIA's Lindberg award recognizes individuals for technological, research, or educational contribution that advances biomedical informatics...

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Wall Street Journal: "ObamaCare’s Electronic-Records Debacle"

This Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Op-Ed could have been entitled "President Sucker: Led Down the Garden Path by The Healthcare IT Industry." It is entitled "ObamaCare’s Electronic-Records Debacle", as below.  First, though: On Feb. 18, 2009 the WSJ published the following Letter to the Editor authored by me...I have a different view on who is deceiving whom. In fact, it is the government that has been deceived by the HIT industry and its pundits. Stated directly, the administration is deluded about the true difficulty of making large-scale health IT work. The beneficiaries will largely be the IT industry and IT management consultants.

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MEDINFO 2015: eHealth-enabled Health

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
August 19, 2015 (All day) - August 23, 2015 (All day)
Location: 
Frei Caneca Convention Center São Paulo
Brazil

MEDINFO is the premier international health and biomedical informatics event. MEDINFO 2015 is hosted by SBIS (Brazilian Health Informatics Association) on behalf of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and will take place in the city of Sao Paulo from the 19th to 23rd August 2015. Under the theme “eHealth-enabled Health”, the world leaders in this field will gather in Brazil to share knowledge and analyze how eHealth and Biomedical Informatics are contributing to address some of the most challenging problems in health care, public health, consumer health and biomedical research. Researchers, clinicians, technologists and managers are invited to contribute and share experiences on the use of information methods, systems and technologies to improve patient safety, enhance care outcomes, promote patient-centered care, facilitate translational research, enable precision medicine and improve education and skills in health informatics.

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34th VistA Community Meeting

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
March 20, 2017 (All day) - March 22, 2017 (All day)
Location: 
Regenstrief Institute Indianapolis, IN
United States

The VistA community will be gathering at Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana, for the 34th VistA Community Meeting (VCM). The goal of VistA Community Meetings is for those involved in the VistA Community to network & collaborate, i.e., to share ideas and work, with the objective of moving VistA & the VistA community forward.

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