CHiP participates in the AMIA 2018 Informatics Summit

CHiP’s Anika Ghosh presenting at the summit.

Several CHiP researchers attended the 2018 AMIA Informatics Summit, which was held March 12-15 in San Francisco, CA. The summit showcased state-of-the-art informatics approaches and explored opportunities for multidisciplinary collaborations in the biomedical research community.

CHiP Research Data Analysts Anika Ghosh and Maggie Madden presented their research at the summit. Anika’s poster, “Identification of Risk Factors for High Utilization of Healthcare in Diabetic Patients Using an Integrated Medical Records Database,” is available here. Anika’s research objective is to develop a model that predicts attributes correlated with high healthcare utilization among diabetic patients, which may help with identifying ways to improve care for diabetic patients while reducing healthcare costs and improving health outcomes using electronic health records.

Maggie’s poster, “City-wide Opioid Use Among Patients Treated at Multiple Health Care Facilities,” presents efforts to quantify fragmentation of medical information regarding opioid prescription and use across Chicago. Fragmentation of care can be damaging to patient safety, and inadequate coordination means that patients may be obtaining opioids from multiple sites. Margaret’s poster is available here.

CHiP’s Biostatistician Katie Jackson also presented on the “Use of Clinical Measures in a Multi-Site Integrated Electronic Health Record Database as Measurements of Population Health” at the summit. Katie’s poster, available here, includes findings on the feasibility of using integrated multi-site data to measure the health of a city.

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