Category Archives: Medical Informatics

CENTILE Colloquium

Last year Georgetown University Medical Center launched the Center for Innovation in Leadership and Education (CENTILE). In June I presented a poster at the first CENTILE  Colloquium for GUMC Educators in the Health Professions. My poster Using iPads to Enhance … Continue reading

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Informationists and Infobuttons – AMIA Workshop

The jointly-sponsored American Medical Informatics Association/Association of Academic Health Sciences Librarians/Medical Library Association workshop “Achieving Meaningful Use: Using Standards to Bring Medical Information to Practitioners and Patients” held on November 15th at the Washington Hilton was a great success.  Not … Continue reading

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“The Biggest Mistakes Doctors Make” WSJ 11/17/13

I highly recommend that you read this Wall Street Journal report on Health Care. Included are articles about preventable diagnostic errors, medical apps, robotic surgery pros/cons, hospital rooms of the future and care costs. The cover article about incorrect diagnoses … Continue reading

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Breaking New Ground

Informationist and rounding/bedside services for hospital and healthcare professionals have been an expanding service area for medical information professionals in recent years. Also, the rise of mobile technology has accelerated the growing trend for information professionals to be “embedded” within … Continue reading

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Text Mining Summit Update

My presentation “Using I2E on Clinical Rounds to Improve Patient Care” was very well received at the Linguamatics Text Mining Summit on October 8th.  I answered many questions afterward, which showed that the attendees were very interested in what I … Continue reading

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Reading Between the Lines is a Reality with Text Mining

Your search term is “Dole”. Do you mean Bob Dole? Dole Pineapple? Or being “on the dole?” How do search engines recognize the meaning of terms and how can that capability be leveraged in medical research and practice?  Complex algorithms … Continue reading

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