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Data-driven: Teaming up for cardiovascular health
Faculty from the Knight Cardiovascular Institute and the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) have formed a new collaboration. Their goal: elevate the institute's capabilities to analyze data and information essential to improving cardiovascular health outcomes and reducing cardiovascular health care costs.
"This partnership will support the research and educational missions of both groups by developing new approaches to conducting research using data analytics and informatics, and by acquiring expertise that can be leveraged with grants, publications, and other accomplishments," said Joaquin Cigarroa, M.D., clinical professor of medicine and associate chief of clinical affairs for the Knight Cardiovascular Institute. "Our teams are greatly looking forward to working together to improve outcomes and reduce costs."
With assistance from the DMICE Informatics Discovery Lab, the Knight Cardiovascular Institute will work to:
- Address top-priority quality measure needs
- Develop expertise in the areas of data requirements, sources and normalization
- Expand data analytics and reporting capabilities
- Use data to make better informed institutional decisions
- Establish a process to advance research agenda at the intersection of cardiovascular medicine and informatics
Pictured (l to r): Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology's Deb Woodcock, David Dorr, M.D., and Aaron Cohen, M.D., analyze data with the Knight Cardiovascular Institute's Jiri Sklenar, Ph.D., and Greg Lampros.
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