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Event Type:  Lecture
Annual Lecture:  Other
Title:  National Library of Medicine Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Lectures: Transforming Electronic Health Records from Annoyances to Assistants: A Research Agenda for the Next Decade
Description:  Clinical informatics research, and before that, medical informatics research, has made great strides in developing tools to help improve clinical decision-making and patient care. Yet, the electronic health records (EHRs) today show little aptitude for even simple tasks, like retrieving relevant patient information, while suppressing that which is irrelevant. When it comes to bringing artificial intelligence to bear, the best they seem to do is to overwhelm us with alerts that we have to override. And then, when the “learning health system” attempts to use all these data, it is left to rely on indirect methods, such as machine learning and natural language processing, to figure out what was actually going on with the patient. The advances that have been made rely on formally represented – that is structured and coded – data, such as problem lists, laboratory results and medication lists. What’s missing is a formal representation of the clinical cognition of the patient’s situation: what we think is going on, what our goals are, what we are trying to do about it, and why we have chosen to do it that way. Adding such information to the EHR will enable informaticians to unleash their tools in ways that will improve situational awareness, reduce information overload, make decision support systems provide more relevant knowledge, and enable clinical researchers to draw more solid inferences. Requiring clinicians (and patients) to take on new data entry tasks will be no small challenge. Informatics research is needed to understand what needs to be captured, determine how it should be represented, design user interfaces to minimize the effort required, and develop tools that ultimately reduce the work of clinical documentation by reducing redundant data entry, anticipating and executing work plans, and improve the quality and efficiency of patient care. Dr. Cimino will provide illustrations of the formal representation and use of clinical cognition and present a ro
Series Name:  National Library of Medicine Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Lectures
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Wednesday, November 01, 2017   2:00pm - 3:00pm Add To Outlook Calendar     Add To iCal Calendar     Add To Entourage Calendar
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Name:   James Cimino
Title:   Professor of Medicine and inaugural Director of the Informatics Institute
Organization:   the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine.
State:   Alabama
Country:   USA

Organization(s):  [NIH] National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Location:  On the main NIH Campus
Building:  Building 38A (Lister Hill National Center)
Room:  Lister Hill Auditorium
Street Address:  38A Library Drive
City:  Bethesda
State:  Maryland
Zip Code:  20892

Name:   Ebony Hughes
Phone:   3014518038
Name:   Jane Ye
E-mail:   yej@MAIL.NLM.NIH.GOV
Phone:   3015944927
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