Seminar: POET2 & FURTHeR
Sep 23, 2011 1:00 PM
John F. Hurdle, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics
Scott Narus, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics
Location: HSEB 4100B
Date: Sep. 29, 2011
Time: 4:15 - 5:15 pm
Dr. Hurdle will present "POET2, preprocessing for clinical NLP: Meaningful Use quality measure extraction. "
The recently funded POET2 project proposes a systematic study of ways to decrease the noise in clinical narratives in order to improve cNLP and thus improve the important clinical decision support and research data mining projects that cNLP can support. This work extends his preliminary research (under the POET project). One of the evaluation projects that POET2 will start with is extracting Meaningful Use quality measures from clinical narratives. This talk summarizes the technology behind POET2 as well as outlines the nature of the target quality measures.
Dr. Narus will present "The Federated Utah Research and Translational Health electronic Repository – FURTHeR: Biomedical Research Enters a New Frontier."
We have recently released the Beta version of the Federated Utah Research and Translational Health electronic Repository (FURTHeR). This informatics resource promises to provide a new level of data access for biomedical researchers. The goal of FURTHeR is to span the considerable clinical, research, and public health resources of the partners in our Center for Clinical and Translational Science. During this presentation we will review the current features in the Beta release and discuss a roadmap for future development of the system.
Dr. Hurdle is an Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah. He joined the DBI faculty in 2006. Before that he was a practicing research informaticist at the Salt Lake City VAMC, where he founded an active research program focused on clinical informatics and patient safety. That work grew into the IDEAS Center, and laid the ground work for the VA CHIR and VINCI projects. Currently he is a vice chair of the Utah IRB and chair of the RGE, the gatekeeper to the Utah Population Database.
Dr. Narus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Utah. He is also the director of informatics infrastructure development for the University’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), overseeing the technical staff and managing several projects. Scott received his BS in Electrical/Computer Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. After commissioning in the United States Air Force, Scott worked as a computer systems engineer on the Space Shuttle program and as a project engineer for the Western Space and Missile Center. He went on to study Electrical/Biomedical Engineering at the University of Arizona and received his Master’s degree. He moved to Salt Lake City and began working as a research assistant in the Anesthesiology Bioengineering Lab at the University of Utah. Scott enrolled in the Biomedical Informatics program and received his Ph.D. in 1995. He was a Senior Medical Informaticist at Intermountain Health Care and was responsible for directing the development of electronic medical record systems. He also served as the company’s chief software architect. Scott joined the University of Utah faculty full-time in 2006. Besides supporting the CCTS, Scott also works on several other grant initiatives (both as PI and as co-investigator) in collaboration with several other departments. He has published over 25 articles in the informatics field and has presented at national and regional conferences on his research.