OHDSI MEETINGS THIS WEEK
Gold Standard Phenotype Library WG meeting - Tuesday at 9am ET
The Book of OHDSI working group meeting - Tuesday at 11am ET
Zoom URL: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/258043190
OHDSI Community Call - Tuesday at 12pm ET
CDM-Genomics WG meetings - Wednesday at 12am in South Korea
ATLAS workgroup meeting - Wednesday at 10am ET
Patient-Level Prediction WG meetings - Wednesday at 12pm ET
ACHILLES workgroup meetings - Wednesday at 2pm ET
NLP workgroup meeting - Wednesday at 2pm ET
Population-Level Estimation WG (Eastern Hemisphere) - Thursday at 4pm in South Korea*
China WG meetings - Friday at 10am ET
EHR Working Group - Friday at 10am ET
Metadata and Annotations WG - Friday at 2pm ET
You can find a full list of upcoming OHDSI meetings here:
Looking for presenters for upcoming OHDSI community calls We are looking for collaborators to share their work on upcoming OHDSI calls. If you are interested in presenting on an upcoming OHDSI call please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 OHDSI Symposium - CREATIVE SUBMISSIONS - In addition to scientific submissions for the collaborator showcase, we’re also accepting creative submissions. We want to give collaborators a chance to showcase their special talents! This could include, playing a musical instrument, singing, an interpretive dance, or an OHDSI-inspired painting. For more information about creative submissions, please check out our creative submissions page:
The deadline for creative submission is 5pm ET on Monday, August 12th, 2019
2019 OHDSI Symposium - TUTORIALS Registration is now open for tutorials at this year’s OHDSI Symposium. Tutorials are set to take September 15th and 17th. More details about tutorials being offered is available here: https://www.ohdsi.org/tutorialworkshops2019/
Register for tutorials here: https://www.ohdsi.org/tutorialregistration2019/
2019 OHDSI Symposium – Titan Awards To recognize OHDSI collaborators (or collaborating institutions) for their contributions towards OHDSI’s mission, we will be holding the second annual OHDSI Titan Awards at this year’s symposium. From now until August 6th we are inviting community members to nominate individuals or institutions they feel have made significant contributions towards advancing OHDSI’s mission, vision and values. Award winners will be announced before the networking reception at this year’s symposium on Monday, September 16th. Submit your nominations here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5d9G-KEW5G9wS2S5qxe8iGtsRVEHeMxDvwCCuj-Rg0qZYpw/viewform
Deadline to submit nominations is 5pm ET on August 6th
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Meat Loaf COMMUNITY PUBLICATIONS
Comorbidity Characterization Among eMERGE Institutions: A Pilot Evaluation with the Johns Hopkins Adjusted Clinical Groups® System
Associated clinical factors for serious infections in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
JY Jung, D Yoon, Y Choi, HA Kim and CH Suh,
Scientific reports, Jul 2019 04
Infection occurs frequently in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and has been a major cause of morbidity and mortality. However, no large-scale comprehensive studies have estimated the effect of clinical characteristics on serious infection in actual clinical practice yet. We investigated the influence of clinical characteristics on serious infections using electronic medical records data. We conducted a nested case-control study. Patients with SLE who developed serious infection which needs hospitalization or intravenous antibiotics (n = 120) were matched to controls (n = 240) who didn't. Odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for infection associated with clinical features were obtained by conditional logistic regression analyses. The conditional logistic regression analysis with adjustment showed that serositis (OR, 2.76; 95% CI, 1.33-5.74), hematologic involvement (OR, 2.53; 95% CI, 1.32-4.87), and use of higher than the low dose of glucocorticoids (GCs; >7.5 mg/d prednisolone-equivalent) (OR, 2.65; 95% CI, 1.31-5.34) were related to serious infections in SLE. Serositis, hematologic involvement, and use of higher than the low dose of GCs were associated with serious infections in patients with SLE.
Descriptive Usability Study of CirrODS: Clinical Decision and Workflow Support Tool for Management of Patients With Cirrhosis.
JH Garvin, J Ducom, M Matheny, A Miller, D Westerman, C Reale, J Slagle, N Kelly, R Beebe, J Koola, EJ Groessl, ES Patterson, M Weinger, AM Perkins and SB Ho,
JMIR medical informatics, Jul 2019 03
There are gaps in delivering evidence-based care for patients with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis.Our objective was to use interactive user-centered design methods to develop the Cirrhosis Order Set and Clinical Decision Support (CirrODS) tool in order to improve clinical decision-making and workflow.Two work groups were convened with clinicians, user experience designers, human factors and health services researchers, and information technologists to create user interface designs. CirrODS prototypes underwent several rounds of formative design. Physicians (n=20) at three hospitals were provided with clinical scenarios of patients with cirrhosis, and the admission orders made with and without the CirrODS tool were compared. The physicians rated their experience using CirrODS and provided comments, which we coded into categories and themes. We assessed the safety, usability, and quality of CirrODS using qualitative and quantitative methods.We created an interactive CirrODS prototype that displays an alert when existing electronic data indicate a patient is at risk for cirrhosis. The tool consists of two primary frames, presenting relevant patient data and allowing recommended evidence-based tests and treatments to be ordered and categorized. Physicians viewed the tool positively and suggested that it would be most useful at the time of admission. When using the tool, the clinicians placed fewer orders than they placed when not using the tool, but more of the orders placed were considered to be high priority when the tool was used than when it was not used. The physicians' ratings of CirrODS indicated above average usability.We developed a novel Web-based combined clinical decision-making and workflow support tool to alert and assist clinicians caring for patients with cirrhosis. Further studies are underway to assess the impact on quality of care for patients with cirrhosis in actual practice.
Effects of Virtual Reality training on medical students’ learning motivation and competency.
MU Sattar, S Palaniappan, A Lokman, A Hassan, N Shah and Z Riaz,
Pakistan journal of medical sciences, 2019
To determine the need of contemporary immersive approaches (Virtual Reality) in teaching and training at medical sector. The main objective of this study was to explore the effects of text, video and immersive technologies learning methodologies for participants' learning in public and private medical colleges and universities of Pakistan.In this quantitative research 87 medical students of 4th year from three public and five private medical colleges and universities participated. A laparoscopy operation was selected in consultation with senior medical consultants for this experiment. The experimental material was arranged in virtual reality, video and text based learning. At completion of each of which, participants completed a questionnaire about learning motivation and learning competency through the different mediums.Statistical t-test was selected for the analysis of this study. By comparing the mean values of virtual reality, video, and text based learning methodologies in medical academics; result of virtual reality is at top of others. All performed model are statistically significant (P=0.000) and results can be applied at all population.Through this research, we contribute to medical students learning methodologies. In medical studies, both theoretical and practical expertise has a vital role, while repetition of hands-on practice can improve young doctors' professional competency. Virtual reality was found best for medical students in both learning motivation and learning competency. Medical students and educationist may select virtual reality as new learning methodology for curriculum learning.
Healthcare quality-improvement and measurement strategies and its challenges ahead.
U Iqbal, A Humayun and YJ Li,
International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care, Feb 2019 01