The IDL Talks Lecture Series brings leaders from academia and industry to OHSU to share their work and perspectives on the dynamic landscapes of clinical informatics and bioinformatics. Each lecture will be recorded and posted on this page shortly after the event.
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The Accidental Entrepreneur
Presented by: Lulu Cambronne, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Oregon Health & Science University
Thursday, December 19th, 2013
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Partnerships between Informatics
and Clinical End Users
Presented by: Bret Shillingstad, MD
Clinical Informatics Team, Epic Systems Corp.
Thursday, October 24th, 2013
The rapid rollout of Electronic Health Records and advent of Meaningful Use has permanently changed the clinical landscape. Now that they are in widespread use, what is next? What needs have become evident? In this lecture we will explore needs ranging from Content Management to Clinical Decision Support to Personalized Medicine, along with optimization of workflows and end-user interfaces. The talk will focus on what can be accomplished today but also requires tools and content to be developed and maintained by Clinical Informatics. The lecture will also include a live software demonstration to showcase what is possible today, but not being leveraged, along with discussion and open Q&A at the end. The goal is to give those who attend a vision for future projects that can be initiated now and will lead to an increasing relevance of Clinical Informatics in the day-to-day practice of medicine.
About the Speaker
Bret Shillingstad, MD, FACS, is a physician on the Clinical Informatics team at Epic Systems Corp. Bret is a board-certified general surgeon who previously co-owned and co-managed a multi-specialty group practice. While in practice he used several electronic health record systems and voice recognition software. He began working at Epic full-time in February 2004 after practicing for nearly eight years. At Epic, he is involved in many facets of the EHR, including pre- and post-go live audits, content development, reporting and discrete data collection, physician engagement, presentations related to the EHR, and optimization.
People-Centered Research at
Intel Health & Life Sciences
Presented by: Nancy Vuckovic, PhD
Director of User Experience Research, Health Strategy & Solutions Group, Intel
Thursday, October 10th, 2013
Intel’s Health and Life
Science group drives Intel’s healthcare research, product innovation,
and strategy. The group’s goal is to transform health care worldwide by
using technologies that personalize care, improve mobile healthcare,
and enable the elderly to age in place. These goals are built on Intel’s
long-standing work in health care and its people-centered approach to
technology design. Dr. Vuckovic will talk about Intel’s involvement in
health care, and the role of user experience (UX) research in addressing
challenges that affect health and the delivery of health care.
About the Speaker
Nancy Vuckovic is a medical anthropologist and director of user
experience research in the Health Strategy & Solutions Group. Her
research at Intel has included studies of clinician mobility in
hospitals, delivery of home-based primary care, and the experiences of
patients and family caregivers during care transitions. She currently
leads a team of ethnographers and user interface designers based in the
US, England and China.
Prior to joining Intel, Nancy was a principal investigator at the Kaiser Center for Health research, where she developed and led health services research studies and clinical trials of behavior change interventions and alternative therapies for pain management.
Bridging the Gap Between Promising
Research and Public Benefit
September 19th, 2013
Presented by: Andrew Watson, PhD, CLP
Director, Technology Transfer, OHSU Technology Transfer & Business Development
Lecture SummaryHave you ever wondered how ideas generated by academic research become a reality in the marketplace? Have you ever thought about starting a business based on your research?
OHSU research drives discoveries that improve healthcare, create jobs, expand the economy and improve quality of life, so it has developed a strong infrastructure for commercialization and collaboration. Industry-academic collaborations are continuing to grow and diversify, connecting researchers to alternative outlets for crucial project funding. OHSU's office of Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD) sits at the forefront of expanding these activities at OHSU.
This talk will provide an overview of TTBD and how it works to support collaborations that benefit researchers, the university, industry, and society. Come learn how you can work with TTBD to move ideas out of the research lab and into the real world of patients, providers, manufacturers, and health care systems.
About the Speaker
Andrew Watson, PhD, CLP is the Director of Technology Transfer for the OHSU Technology Transfer & Business Development office and has worked in technology development at OHSU and The Scripps Research Institute for more than 10 years. He oversees three broad areas: technology development and licensing; agreements; and patenting. Dr. Watson trained as a biomedical scientist with a focus in Immunology and Infectious Diseases.
July 22nd, 2013
Presented by: Kaveh Safavi, MD, JD
Managing Director, North America Health Industry, Accenture
Universally, public policy has held out that information technology is a key to modernizing healthcare and making it more affordable, accessible, and effective. In large part this has been translated into a preoccupation with electronic health records and related decision support technologies. Undoubtedly, there is a need to go beyond reliance on paper communication, physician memory, and the limits of human decision making. However, evidence so far that these technologies have transformed the care experience is equivocal at best. So when will the promise of information technology be realized? For one thing, the generational divide between Baby Boomers and Generation Xers deeply impacts both clinicians’ and patients’ expectations of the role information technology will play in their healthcare. The demand for personalization will require technology to become increasingly more complex yet appear to become simpler.
At its heart, healthcare is about connecting people to people, information, and resources. More specifically, information technology beyond electronic health records will be needed to extend our healthcare system's capacity, permit widespread collaboration, allow information in legacy systems to interoperate, and meet the growing demand for a personalized healthcare experience. Dr. Safavi will explore the imperatives and trends, and show some examples of how information technology that is big, personal, and social can truly deliver the promise to transform healthcare.
About the Speaker
Kaveh Safavi, MD, JD. is Accenture’s health industry lead for North America. He oversees the payer, provider and public health offerings and is responsible for the health strategy, growth initiatives and market capabilities. Safavi joined Accenture from Cisco in 2011, where he led the global healthcare practice. Prior to that, he was Thompson Reuter’s chief medical officer of Health Businesses and United Healthcare’s vice president of medical affairs. He also has served in leadership roles at Solucient, Humana, HealthSpring and Alexian Hospital Network.
Next Generation User Experience in Clinical Care
July 16th, 2013
Presented by: Jonathan A. Handler, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer, M*Modal
This talk will discuss some of the pitfalls in UX design for healthcare and the opportunities for creating better user experiences that lead to greater clinical and operational efficiency and effectiveness. We will discuss and show real world applications of these concepts and the improvements they can bring to care. Finally, some approaches for the future and opportunities for research and development in the area will be explored.
About the Speaker
Jonathan Handler, MD, FACEP joined M*Modal in June 2012 as Chief Medical Information Officer. Dr. Handler is responsible for enhancing the company’s clinical and medical informatics strategic initiatives, and for providing input and physician perspective to the design and implementation of M*Modal’s technology solutions to the healthcare industry.
Dr. Handler is a board-certified emergency physician with twenty years of experience in Medical Informatics. In addition to more than a decade of clinical practice at academic medical centers, he previously served as the Chief Deployment Architect at the Health Solutions Group in Microsoft, Director of Azyxxi Development at the National Institute for Medical Informatics, and Director of Emergency Medicine Research and Informatics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where he remains an Adjunct Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine.
Shifting from Volume to Value: The Areas that
Healthcare Providers Are Focusing On to Deliver
More Accountable and Integrated Care.
June 27th, 2013
Presented by: Peter Kinhan, MBA.
General Manager, GE Healthcare.
About the Speaker
Peter Kinhan is a General Manager in GE’s Healthcare IT division. In this role he leads a business called Integrated Care that is focused on helping healthcare providers rethink and rewire their care delivery processes to excel under the value-based market pressures of Accountable Care. Peter’s role in Solution Development is specifically focused on creating innovative, market-leading offerings that combine advisory services with technology and analytics and forging successful client partnerships that help test and refine R&D in real healthcare settings.
Peter also works closely with the newly formed Microsoft and GE Joint Venture called Caradigm as a Strategic Partner and several other healthcare start-ups in the area of Analytics and Patient Engagement.
The Evolving Role of the Chief Medical
June 4th, 2013
Presented by: Viet Nguyen, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Systems Made Simple
As healthcare information technology has evolved over the past thirty years, so has the role of the Chief Medical Information Officer. From the tech-savvy staff physician to a fellowship trained clinical informaticist, the definition of CMIO is as varied as healthcare itself. Dr. Viet Nguyen will present his path into the role of CMIO for Systems Made Simple, Inc. a Service-Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business. His will discuss his duties at Systems Made Simple, and contrast his role as CMIO to those within other healthcare organizations, both private and public. Finally, he will present his vision for the CMIO in the future as the practice of medicine becomes even more dependent on information technology.
About the Speaker
Dr. Nguyen is a practicing internist and pediatrician who was trained in Medical Informatics at the University of Utah. He advises the Executive Board on corporate strategy and provides clinical and informatics expertise to Operations, Business Development, and Research and Innovations.
Dr. Nguyen graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a BS in Bioengineering. He earned his Medical Doctorate degree from the University of Utah. He completed his Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residencies at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Medical Center. Following a year as a Chief Pediatric Resident at Cincinnati Children's, Dr. Nguyen completed a year of Medical Informatics training at the University of Utah. Initially as a fellow and then as a contractor, he has worked with the Veterans Administration to standardize clinical terminology and promote interoperability since 2002.
The Future of Data & Analytics Skills
May 9th, 2013
Presented by: Steven Miller, MS, Project Manager, IBM.
Follow Steven on Twitter @brandsteve
Big data is transforming the world around us. The fields of healthcare and biomedical research, especially, will be transformed by the application of big data techniques to improve the amount of knowledge acquired using our current resources. We'll discuss how IBM is helping universities develop curricula to build the deep talent pipeline required to fully leverage the potential of big data. What core literacy does every student need? What specialties are needed? How should curriculum evolve to meet current and future demand? We'll conclude with an open discussion looking at how IBM and OHSU might collaborate to achieve common goals.
About the Speaker
Steven Miller, Program Director of IBM's Information Management Practitioner Marketing Team, is responsible for IBM's Big Data & Analytics Professional of the Future program. With this program, IBM collaborates with schools in the U.S. and abroad to develop the strong pipeline of talent needed for the next century with a focus on data scientists, information architects and strategists, data policy professionals, and developers.
Transforming 300 Billion Points of Data into Diagnostics, Therapeutics, and New Insights into Disease
April 25th, 2013
Presented by: Atul Butte, MD, PhD, Stanford School of MedicineWATCH VIDEO
Learn more about Dr. Butte at his website.
With the end of the United States NIH budget-doubling and completion of the Human Genome Project, there is a need to translate genome-era discoveries into clinical utility. The difficulties in making bench-to-bedside translations have been well described; the nascent field of translational bioinformatics may help.
Dr. Butte’s lab at Stanford builds and applies tools that convert more than 300 billion points of molecular, clinical, and epidemiological data -- measured by researchers and clinicians over the past decade -- into diagnostics, therapeutics, and new insights into disease. Dr. Butte, a bioinformatician and pediatric endocrinologist, will highlight his lab’s work on using publicly-available molecular measurements to find new uses for drugs and evaluating patients presenting with whole genomes sequenced.