Synopsis: The growing amount of patient data in electronic health record (EHR) systems provides opportunity for clinical research and other tasks. This talk describes efforts applying techniques of information retrieval (IR) to identify patients who might be candidates for clinical research studies. It also discusses challenges for this sort of task, namely the challenges for using data generated for documenting patient care as well as maintaining its privacy.
Speaker Profile: William Hersh, M.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), USA. He is a leader and innovator in biomedical informatics both in education and research. In education, Dr. Hersh serves as Director of Informatics Educational Programs at OHSU, where he has led the development of educational programs at the certificate, master’s, and doctoral levels. He teamed up with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) to launch the 10×10 program. In research, Dr. Hersh’s main focus is on information retrieval, where he has authored over 100 scientific papers as
well as the book, Information Retrieval: A Health & Biomedical Perspective. Dr. Hersh also Chair of the National Informatics Steering Committee of the Clinical & Translational Science Award (CTSA) program of the National Institutes of Health. More information about Dr. Hersh can be found on his Web site here.
Date: 23 February 2018
Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm
(Registration begins 1:00pm)
Light Refreshments will be served.
NSCC (Charles Babbage Room)
1 Fusionopolis Way, Level 17, Connexis South
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