New EMR Usability course to be offered at UNC
Dr. Saif Khairat, Assistant Professor from the School of Nursing, received funding through the UNC Data@Carolina initiative program to launch the first of its kind Electronic Medical Record (EMR) usability course to be offered at UNC-Chapel Hill. This interprofessional, graduate course will utilize novel data capturing methods to monitor, collect, and analyze student’s EMR interactions. Aside from health-oriented usability lectures, students will use the Biobehavioral Lab (above) located at the School of Nursing to assess their EMR skills using Meaningful Use stage 1 and 2 criteria. Data generated from a novel eye-tracking device combined with EMR-specific usability software will be used to inform clinical and health affairs students on their current interactions with an EMR system, areas of improvements, and ways to enhance EMR usability based on individualistic performance analysis. This course is planned to be offered in the next academic year.
BD2K Data Science Innovation Lab
Dr. Arlene Chung, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics from the UNC School of Medicine and CHIP/PHCI faculty, has been selected for the BD2K Data Science Innovation Lab for Mobile Health, which will be held at UCLA over the summer. This Innovation Lab is co-sponsored by NSF and NIH. It provides a five-day intensive interdisciplinary workshop to address the data science challenges associated with visualization, modeling, and analysis of biomedical big data coming from the use of wearables and ambient sensors. This lab aims to foster the formation of new interdisciplinary collaborations toward the development of novel or significantly adapted models, methods, and approaches to address the challenges facing this rapidly developing area of science.
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What is CHIP?
Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) is a growing interdisciplinary community of faculty, students, practitioners and researchers. Driven by the unifying goal of improving people’s health and wellness, our scholars apply informatics methods and tools to the full range of human health topics from genetics, to clinical care, to population health. Read more…
We’ve Been Busy!
At a recent pan-campus meeting for Health Informatics, several new faculty gave lightning talks about their background and current work. Over the past few years, UNC has also partnered with Duke to produce a series of seminar presentations.
Keep up with our recent work here!
Saif Khairat, PhD
Rebecca Kitzmiller, PhD, MHR, RN-BC
Shahriar Nirjon, PhD
CHIP Recruiting New Faculty!
Several academic units at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are actively seeking
candidates in the broadly defined area of health informatics. The selected colleagues will
become core faculty members in the Carolina Health Informatics Program.
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