Healthcare Informatics Workshop

March 12 10-11:30

CRI Room 665, Education Building

Prof. Mary Granger from George Mason University will be visiting Israel next week along with 16 graduate students of Information Systems. During their visit to the university, we will hold a short healthcare informatics workshop to which graduate students and interested faculty are also invited.


From Medical Records to a Patient-Centric Electronic Health Record
Amnon Shabo (Shvo), PhD, Healthcare and Life Sciences, IBM Haifa Research Lab

The MobiGuide Project: Guiding Patients Any Time, Everywhere in a Personalized Way
Mor Peleg, Dept. of Information Systems, University of Haifa

 


 

From Medical Records to a Patient-Centric Electronic Health Record
Amnon Shabo (Shvo), PhD, Healthcare and Life Sciences, IBM Haifa Research Lab


This lecture will describe the various types of records related to the health of an individual and how the concept of a patient-centric and longitudinal electronic health record (EHR) has emerged from provider-centric episodic medical records. The fundamental principle of EHR will be described with an emphasis on the differences between EHR systems and EHR information models. Existing formats of EHRs and its constituents (e.g., laboratory results, medical images, clinical documents, etc.) will be presented along with a roadmap on how functionality of an EHR system could be matched with the right information models. Finally, large-scale EHR projects for regional, national and cross-border exchange & sharing of health information will be described and compared, e.g., the epSOS project in Europe (Smart Services for European Patients, see http://www.epsos.eu/) and the USA NHIN (Nationwide Health Information Network, see http://www.healthit.gov/policy-researchers- implementers/nationwide-health-information-network-nwhin).

Health records embracing the various types of information generated along the translational continuum from discovery to policy could facilitate the translational processes and enable meaningful reasoning by clinical decision support applications.  This could be done through the use of a universal health information language that is based on several languages/formats to represent data and knowledge in both worlds of life sciences and healthcare, along with touch points between these languages that assure information integrity, coherent semantics and usefulness of the translational language. To promote the use of such a language, it is crucial to have patient-centric, cross-institutional and longitudinal EHRs, which are the most comprehensive data sets recorded on an individual spanning from raw omics data, to sensors data to clinical and environmental information found in legacy EHR systems. The vision of Independent Health Records Banks will be described to address the challenge of sustaining such EHRs for the lifetime of the individuals.


Short bio:
Amnon Shabo (Shvo) works at IBM Research Lab in Haifa as a research staff member specializing in health informatics. He chairs the Medical Informatics Community in IBM Research and heads the IBM worldwide program on Healthcare & Life Sciences Standards. He holds leading positions in HL7, including co-editor of the Clinical Document Architecture (CDA), Continuity of Care Document (CCD) and the Family Health History (Pedigree) standards He established and co-chairs the Clinical Genomics Work Group and leads its modeling efforts. Amnon specializes in longitudinal and cross-institutional Electronic Health Records and is a pioneer of the Independent Health Record Banks vision

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The MobiGuide Project: Guiding Patients Any Time, Everywhere in a Personalized Way
Mor Peleg, Dept. of Information Systems, University of Haifa

During the past 15 years, clinical decision-support systems (DSS) that are based on evidence-based clinical guidelines have been used to deliver patient-specific recommendations to care providers during patient encounters. In the European project "MobiGuide: Guiding Patients Any Time Everywhere" (http://www.mobiguide-project.eu/) we are addressing several novelties: (a) delivery of decision-support to patients (via Smartphones) and not only to care providers, (b) personalization of guidelines to the patients' preferences and their personal context as well as the technological state of the MobiGuide system, (c) distribution of decision-support between a backend DSS Server and a mobile DSS operating on a Smartphone, (d) semantically-integrated Personal Health Record (PHR) that integrates data from hospital EMRs, wearable monitoring devices, DSS events, and temporal data abstractions, and (e) intelligent data and process mining algorithms that learn from past care process execution and suggests ways in which clinical guidelines could be improved.
In this talk I will explain the objectives of MobiGuide and how we customize computer-interpretable guidelines to personal context and personalize decision support to individual patients.

Short bio:
Mor Peleg is Assoc. Prof at the Dept. of Information Systems, University of Haifa, Israel, since 2003, and has been Department Head in 2009-2012. Her BSc and MSc in Biology and PhD in Information Systems are from the Technion, Israel. She spent 6 years at Stanford BioMedical Research during her post-doctoral studies and Sabbatical. She was awarded the New Investigator Award by the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). Her research concerns knowledge representation, decision support systems, and process-aware information systems in healthcare, and appeared in journals such as JAMIA, International Journal of Medical Informatics, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Software Eng, TKDE, Bioinformatics. She is the coordinator of the FP7-ICT large-scale project MobiGuide (http://www.mobiguide-project.eu/). She has edited a number of special issues related to process support in healthcare and artificial intelligence in medicine. Mor has served in program committees of numerous conferences, including, among others, AI in Medicine (where she chaired the scientific PC in 2011), Medinfo, ER. She has been co-chair of the BPM ProHealth Workshop six times and an organizing committee member of Knowledge Representation for Healthcare Workshop five times.  She is a member of the editorial board of Journal of BioMedical Informatics and Methods of Information in Medicine. http://mis.hevra.haifa.ac.il/~morpeleg/