About our department

The Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) is one of 27 academic departments in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). DMICE provides research, education, and service in the areas of clinical informatics, clinical epidemiology, and bioinformatics/computational biomedicine. DMICE programs are recognized internationally for their accomplishment and innovation.

DMICE is housed in the Biomedical Information Communication Center (BICC) on the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Marquam Hill campus. The department consists of about 80 faculty members, including about 40 with primary academic appointments in the department, about 20 from other OHSU departments with joint appointments, and about 20 affiliate faculty who work at healthcare institutions, companies, and other organizations outside OHSU.

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The Biomedical Informatics program welcomes prospective students interested in our graduate program to learn more about our specialized tracks in clinical informatics, and bioinformatics & computational biology. 

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OHSU's Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Upcoming events

Virtual DMICE Informatics Conference
Please contact Lynne Schwabe by email for WebEx links.

Thursday, September 23, 2021
11:30 am to 12:30 pm (pacific)

Please join DMICE for a presentation by: 
Sri Mummadi, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Title:  “Nudge Interventions in the EHR: Lessons from Behavioral Economics”
Description: Nudge theory has been described as one of the practical applications of the wider discipline of behavioral economics. Dr. Thaler and his group (U. Chicago) won the Nobel Prize (Economics) for their pioneering work on this theory.  Nudge theory applications work best when the end-user is burdened with too many choices and little time to make the decision. Such an environment exists in the EMR and applications of nudge theory are being increasingly described to improve decision making within the EMR. Specifically, two nudges of sorting and default nudges are important in the context of EMR. We will discuss how CCF embraced Nudge theory applications in day to day design of order sets, clinical decision support, and the way forward.
Short biography: Dr. Sri Mummadi is a practicing Staff Physician (pulmonary medicine) at the Cleveland Clinic. He serves as the Enterprise Medical Director for clinical informatics with a focus on inpatient informatics. He is an alumnus of OHSU's clinical informatics program. He is interested in improving physician-computer interaction using established user-centered design and nonintrusive decision support principles. 

Thursday, September 30, 2021
11:30 am to 12:30 pm (pacific)

Please join DMICE for a presentation by:

William Hersh, MD, FACMI, FAMIA, FACP
Professor and Chair
Health & Clinical Informatics
Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology

Title: “State of the Program, State of the Field”

Department of Biomedical Informatics Columbia University

DMICE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Book Club

The DMICE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee has a new Journal Club discussion group.  This journal club discussion group aims to bring together our staff and faculty to read, listen to and/or watch media on topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion, and create a forum for us to gather and discuss the topics as a group.

DMICE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Book Club and Journal Club Discussion Group  July 15, 2021 11:30am to 12:30am Article  reviewed:
“Correcting medicine's use of race in clinical algorithms”

The second discussion was another success and several resources were recommended on the chat:

Algorithmovigilance—Advancing Methods to Analyze and Monitor Artificial Intelligence–Driven Health Care for Effectiveness and Equity

There is a wonderful volume of essays called "Raw Data is an Oxymoron": https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/raw-data-oxymoron

“Coded Bias” movie on Netflix

To anyone interested here is a podcast done by Maintenance Phase about anti-fat bias, relating to our earlier conversation. It isn't about a clinical or research setting, but about how weight bias isn't conscious and the subtle but strong role that it plays in our world. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/maintenance-phase/id1535408667?i=1000500120510  Here is the article referenced in the podcast: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMms2004740

Physician Use of Stigmatizing Language in Patient Medical Records

The inaugural Book club on May 06, 2021, 11:30am-12:30pm was immensely successful.  Our first book: Survival Math by Mitchell Jackson Print versions may be available via Interlibrary Loan at OHSU Library. Print and eBooks are available from Multnomah County Library Copies of the book are available to purchase from Powells here and Amazon here

For any questions and suggestions, contact Ngoc Wasson  

OHSU events

Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) Diversity Activities

Please have a look at the diversity web pages listed here:

OHSU School of Medicine Diversity Webpage

OHSU Center for Diversity Webpage

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