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Attendees at the American Medical Informatics Association’s (AMIA) 2017 Annual Symposium in Washington, DC Nov 4-8 will have several opportunities to meet faculty and students from the biomedical informatics team at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Under the social media name “CincyInformatix,” the team is hosting an exhibit booth, reception, and “meet the expert” sessions. Cincinnati students and faculty are also making several formal presentations at the annual event.

CincyInformatix Reception

CincyInformatix will hold an evening reception on Monday, November 6 in the Northwest meeting room of the Washington Hilton. All AMIA attendees are welcome to attend. 

“Meet Our Expert” Sessions

In addition, several faculty will be available at selected times at Booth 413 in the AMIA Exhibit Hall to meet with visitors. Opportunities include: 

Monday, 10-11 am: Eric Kirkendall, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine and Deputy Chief Medical Information Officer, Cincinnati Children’s. His research focuses on medical/clinical informatics, patient safety, quality improvement, artificial intelligence and novel software development.

Monday, 4-5 pm: Peter S. White, PhD, Rieveschl Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s. He oversees informatics research and resources at both institutions, including academic, educational, data services, technology development, and research IT missions. As co-director of the Center for Pediatric Genomics, he also serves in a leadership capacity for establishing enterprise-level solutions to genome-based precision medicine at Cincinnati Children’s.

Monday, 5-6 pm, Yizhao Ni, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics, Cincinnati Children’s. Ni’s research interest lies in the development of machine learning, natural language processing (NLP) and information retrieval techniques to assist clinical decision making. His research is application-oriented and aims to provide more effective provisioning of usable data; help clinicians generate more objective clinical decisions; and provide more reliable proactive prediction of clinical outcomes.

Tuesday, 10-11 am, Eric Hall, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology, Perinatal Institute, Cincinnati Children’s. Research areas include biomedical informatics, clinical informatics, data linkage, infant mortality, maternal child health, neonatal abstinence syndrome, preterm birth, public health informatics. His research expertise includes geospatial and cost analyses, integration of maternal and child data sets enabling population-based research, and the development of risk models to identify perinatal patients at highest risk for adverse outcomes.

Tuesday, 12:30-1:30 pm, Danny T. Y. Wu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His research draws on human-computer interaction, data mining, information retrieval, and natural language processing to maximize the value of clinical data stored in electronic health records to improve care quality and support clinical and translational research.

AMIA Presentations

Our students and faculty can also be seen at the following formal presentation opportunities:

Monday, Nov. 6:

  • 8:30 AM – 8:48 AM, Yizhao Ni, PhD, Presenter. S12: Oral Presentations – Applied Clinical Decision Support: Designing and Evaluating an Automated System for Real-time Medication Administration Error Detection in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
  • 3:30 PM – 5 PM, Danny T.Y. Wu, PhD, Moderator. S50: Panel – Current State of Visualization of EHR data: What’s needed? What’s next?
  • 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM, Todd Lingren, MS, Presenter. Poster Session 1: Integrating Smart Pump Infusion Data with Electronic Health Record Data to Analyze Medication Administration Alerts.

Tuesday, Nov. 7:

  • 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM, Keith Marsolo, PhD, Presenter. S62: Panel – The PCORnet Learning Cycle.
  • 11:42 AM – 12 PM, Danny T.Y. Wu, PhD, Presenter. S69: Oral Presentations: Advances in Workflow Analysis: Using EHR audit trail logs to analyze clinical workflow: A case study from community-based ambulatory clinics.
  • 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM, Danny T.Y. Wu, PhD, Presenter. Poster Session 2: Toward Reading Comprehension of Online Health Information: An Initial Annotation

Known on social media as CincyInformatix, the students and faculty from UC and Cincinnati Children’s represent the informatics domain at a world-class pediatric hospital/research institution and one of the nation’s oldest medical colleges.

Our researchers use computational methods to solve pressing health problems in bioinformatics, clinical informatics and genomics for both kids and adults. Through the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, we offer a PhD degree and a graduate certificate in biomedical informatics. We also provide research IT support services to both UC and Children’s. Learn more about our team or contact us.


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