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Data-driven: Teaming up for cardiovascular health

KCVIFaculty 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.

DMICE-Epic Partnership FAQ Published

By: Informatics Discovery Lab at OHSU

Read the full FAQ here

The promise and pitfalls of eHealth


By Joe Rojas-Burke,

The Obama administration has committed to spending $38 billion to push the development of electronic medical records, computerized decision support systems and related technologies. This massive investment in eHealth holds the promise of  improving quality, reducing medical errors, and saving money. Evidence to support such claims remains a little sparse, however, and some hospitals and health systems rushing to adopt eHealth solutions have actually worsened quality of care. Read more...

Epic to open source code to OHSU


By Neil Versel,

First partnership with academic informatics program

Epic Systems Corp. will help Oregon Health & Science University set up two laboratory installations of its EpicCare electronic health record on its servers for medical informatics education and research purposes. On the research side, the school will have access to Epic's source code. Read More...

OHSU, Epic form EHR research and education collaborative


By Gabriel Perna,

Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) is working with Epic Systems Corporation (Verona, Wisc.) to advance research and education in biomedical and health informatics.

OSHU is the first care academic informatics provider organization to partner with Epic, using the vendor's EpicCare electronic health record (EHR) system and associated tools for the program. The onus behind this partnership is to develop and accelerate practice use of EHR technology and hands-on learning. It will include laboratory environments of EpicCare at OHSU both focused on research and the other on education. Read More...

OHSU and Epic partner to accelerate electronic health record research, learning

By OHSU News

The Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology at Oregon Health & Science University has established a partnership with Epic Systems Corporation to advance research and education in biomedical and health informatics using the EpicCare electronic health record and associated tools. OHSU is the first academic informatics program to partner with Epic in this manner, an initiative that OHSU and Epic hope will accelerate practical application of electronic health record technology and hands-on learning. Read More...