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Biomedical Informatics Journal Club

The Journal Club is jointly sponsored by DBMI-UCSD/iDASH*. It features outstanding biomedical informatics articles in a live and recorded webinar available to all every first Thursday of the month, at 3pm EST. This webinar is free for all and there is no need to register in advance.

Journal Club Webinars are currently on hiatus.

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If you would like to be added to the Informatics Journal Club Webinar or the iDASH Webinar Mailing List, please email noting which mailing list you would like to be added to. Each Webinar will send out two announcements per month.

Journal Club Webinars

Date Presenting Authors Affiliation Webinar Get PDF
​ 6/04/15

Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD

William W. ​​Stead, MD

Univers​​ity of Wisconsin-M​​adison

Vanderbilt University

Informatics to support the IOM Social and Behavioral Domains and Measures


 5/07/15Chunhua Weng, PhDColumbia University Case-based reasoning using electronic health records efficiently identifies eligible patients for clinical trials


 4/02/15 Azadeh Nikfarjam
Arizona State University
Pharmacovigilance from social media: mining adverse drug reaction mentions using sequence labeling with word embedding cluster features



Edward P Ambinder, MD​, FASCO

Jeremy L Warner, MD, MS

Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahns School of Medicine

Vanderbilt University

Development, implementation, and initial evaluation of a foundational open interoperability standard for oncology treatment planning and summarization


 2/05/15Vivian L. West, PhD, MBA, RN
Duke University, Duke Center for Health Informatics
Innovative information visualization of electronic health record data: a systematic review


 12/04/14 Yves Lussier, MD
 University of Arizona
Challenges and remediation for Patient Safety Indicators in the transition to ICD-10_CM.


 10/3/14 Hua Xu, PhDUniversity of Texas Health Sciences Center Health Records: a case study of metformin associated with reduced cancer mortality



Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH


Dean Sittig, PhD

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine

University of Texas Health Sciences Center

An analysis of electronic health record-related patient safety concerns



Carolyn  L. Turvey, PhD

University of Iowa

Blue Button use by patients to access and share health record information using the Department of Veterans Affairs’ online patient portal


6/05/14Shobha Phansalker, RPh, PhDBrigham and Women's Hospital

Evaluation of medication alerts in electronic health records for compliance with human factors principles

5/01/14Jeffrey Klann, PhDHarvard Medical School Query Health: standards-based, cross-platform population health surveillance article
4/03/14Xiaoqian Jiang, PhD and Shuang Wang, PhDUniversity of California San Diego HUGO: Hierarchical mUlti-reference Genome cOmpression for aligned reads
3/06/14Chaitanya ShivadeThe Ohio State University A review of approaches to identifying patient phenotype cohorts using electronic health records


2/06/14Harry B. Burke, MD, PhDUniformed Services University of Health Sciences QNOTE: an instrument for measuring the quality of EHR clinical note

Peter White, MD and Michael Italia, M.S

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Harvest: an open platform for developing web-based biomedical data discovery and reporting applications


11/07/13Imre Solti, PhDCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Developing and evaluating an automated appendicitis risk stratification algorithm for pediatric patients in the emergency department


10/03/13Jessica Tenenbaum, PhD and

Melissa Haendel, PhD

Duke Translational Medicine Institute (DTMI) Biomedical Informatics Core /

Oregon Health & Science University

A sea of standards for omics data: sink or swim?


09/05/13Son Doan, PhD and Hyeon-eui Kim, RN, MPH, PhDUniversity of California San Diego PhenDisco: phenotype discovery system for the database of genotypes and phenotypes
08/01/13Kimberly Shoenbill, MD, MSUniversity of Wisconsin
Genetic data and electronic health records: a discussion of ethical, logistical and technological considerations



Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI

Ohio State University

Computerized provider documentation: findings and implications of a multisite study of clinicians and administrators


05/02/13David C. Radley, PhD, MPHInstitute for Healthcare Improvement Reduction in medication errors in hospitals due to adoption of computerized provider order entry systems


Guergana Savova, PhDHarvard Medical School Towards comprehensive syntactic and semantic annotations of the clinical narrative


03/07/13Griffin Weber, MD, PhDHarvard Medical SchoolFederated queries of clinical data repositories: the sum of the parts does not equal the whole article
02/07/13Kensaku Kawamoto, MD, PhD   and Brandon Welch, MS University of UtahClinical Decision Support for Genetically Guided Personalized Medicine: a Systematic Review
01/03/13Deven McGraw, JD, MPHCenter for Democracy and TechnologyBuilding Public Trust in Uses if HIPAA De-Identified Data


J. Marc Overhage, MD, PhD

Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.

Online Disease Management of Diabetes: Engaging and Motivating Patients Online With Enhanced Resources-Diabetes (EMPOWER-D), A Randomized Controlled Trial


John F. Hurdle, MD, PhD and Geraldine P. Mineau, PhD

University of Utah

Identifying Clinical/Translational Research Cohorts: Ascertainment via Querying an Integrated Multi-source Database


David C. Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH

MetroHealth System

Patient Characteristics associated with Venous Thromboembolic Events: a Cohort Study Using Pooled Electronic Health Record Data


Casey Lynette Overby, PhD

University of Washington

Deriving rules and assertions from pharmacogenomics knowledge resources in support of patient drug metabolism efficacy predictions


Casimir A. Kulikowski, PhD and  
Edward H. Shortliffe, MD, PhD

Rutgers University

Definition of biomedical informatics and specification of core competencies for graduate education in the discipline


Robert Carroll, MS

Vanderbilt University

Portability of an algorithm to identify rheumatoid arthritis in electronic health records



Jeffrey Schnipper, MD, MPH

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Effects of an online personal health record on medication accuracy and safety: A cluste
r-randomized trial



Zeshan A. Rajput, MD, MS


Evaluation of an Android-based mHealth for population surveillance in developing countries.



Les Lenert, MD

University of Utah

Shifts in the architecture of the Nationwide Health Information Network.



Adam Wright, PhD and David Bates, MD

Partners Healthcare

Improving completeness of electronic problem lists through clinical decision support: a randomized, controlled trial



Lee Cooper, MD and Joel Saltz, MD

Emory University

Integrated Morphologic Analysis for the Identification and Characterization of Disease Subtypes



Don Detmer, MD

University of Virginia

A global traveler's electronic health record template standard for personal health records external link



Ann McKibbon, PhD

McMaster University

The effectiveness of integrated health information technologies across the phases of medication management: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials



Nicholas Tatonetti

Stanford University

Discovering hidden drug-drug interactions from adverse event reports


Gil Kuperman, MD, PhD

New York Presbiterian Hospital

Health Information Exchange: Why Are We Doing It, and What Are We Doing?



Cynthia Gadd, PhD

Vanderbilt University

User Perspectives on the Usability of a Regional Health Information Exchange



Yves Lussier, MD and James Chen, MD

University of Chicago

Protein Interactions Elucidate Shared Oncogenic Pathways in Disjoint Prognostic Signatures in Breast and Prostate Cancers


Jyotishman Pathak, PhD

Mayo Clinic

Mapping Clinical Phenotype Data Elements to Standardized Meta-Data Repositories and Controlled Terminologies: the eMERGE Network Experience



George Hripcsak, MD

Columbia University

Use of Electronic Clinical Documentation: Time Spent and Team Interactions


Eager to learn more about exciting topics in informatics? Check the iDASH webinars too!

*Up to March 2013, webinars listed above were jointly sponsored by AMIA and DBMI at UCSD.