The School of Informatics and Computing will be well represented at this year’s annual American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Conference with a number of faculty members, graduate, and PhD. students presenting either papers or posters.
Three faculty members from the BioHealth Informatics department will be attending and presenting at this year’s conference; Dr. Brad Doebbeling, department chair of BioHealth Informatics, Dr. Josette Jones, director of the Health Informatics program, and Dr. Brian Dixon, assistant professor of Health Informatics.
The School of Informatics and Computing will also have a number of graduate and PhD students presenting at this year’s conference; Aswani K. Kilaru (MS), Crystal Boston-Clay (PhD Minor), Adam Culberston (PhD), Abdulrahman Jabour (PhD), Patrick T. Lai (PhD), Michelle Lenox (PhD), Malika Mahoui (PhD), Saeed Mehrabi (PhD),and Kanitha Phalakornkule (PhD).
With 5 posters and 6 paper presentations, the faculty and graduate students will share their work that they have either authored or co-authored, which highlights an area of the health informatics industry.
“To have this many presentations featured at such a large conference is quite an accomplishment and honor for the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI. These numbers are representative of schools with much larger programs,” said Dixon.
The paper, Multihospital Infection Prevention Collaborative: Informatics Challenges and Strategies to Prevent MRSA, co-authored by Dr. Doebbeling has been nominated for best paper at this year’s conference, and provides insight into the development of a system to return an alert message indicating a prior history of MRSA, directed to infection preventionists and admissions.
“We’re right at the tipping point in healthcare informatics, there is plenty of data and info available that we need to utilize to provide better, safer healthcare, and the MRSA project is our first step in making this happen,” said Doebbeling.
AMIA aims to lead the way in transforming health care through trusted science, education, and the practice of informatics. AMIA connects a broad community of professionals and students interested in informatics. AMIA is the bridge for knowledge and collaboration across a continuum, from basic and applied research to the consumer and public health arenas.
This year’s annual AMIA conference will be held in Washington, D.C. beginning Saturday, November 16th and will run through Wednesday, November 20th.