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Kin Wah
Fung
,
MD
Staff Scientist
Location: 
38A
/
9S918
Phone Number: (
301
827-5001
Expertise and Research Interests: 

Dr. Fung received his medical degree from the University of Hong Kong, Master of Science degree (Computer-based Information Systems) from the University of Sunderland, UK; and Master of Arts degree (Biomedical Informatics) from Columbia University, New York. Combining the clinical knowledge of his long surgical career, the experience in building real-life medical information systems and the skills acquired from formal informatics education, Dr. Fung’s research focuses on the use of biomedical terminologies in electronic health records. He aims to provide practical solutions to overcome obstacles in the adoption of terminology standards. The subjects of his research include inter-terminology mapping, problem list terminologies and drug terminologies.

Professional Activities: 

He serves as the chair of the Mapping Special Interest Group of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) since 2009. He is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). He is a member of the NLM’s UMLS Steering Committee.

Honors and Awards: 

Since joining NLM in 2003, Dr. Fung has received 2 individual and 5 group NLM Special Act or Service Awards. He received an individual NIH Merit Award in 2009 for sustained excellence in multiple initiatives involving applied medical terminology research.

Publications/Tools by Kin Wah Fung: 
Fung KW, Jao CS, Demner-Fushman D. Extracting drug indication information from structured product labels using natural language processing. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013 May 1;20(3):482-8. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2012-001291. Epub 2013 Mar 9.
Fung K. Dataset: SNOMED CT to ICD-10 Cross Map
Fung KW, Bodenreider O. Knowledge representation and ontologies. Richesson RL, Andrews JE (Eds.). Clinical Research Informatics, Health Informatics, DOI 10.1007/978-1-84882-448-5_14, Springer-Verlag London Limited Publishing 2012.
Fung K. Dataset: SNOMED CT to ICD-10-CM Map
Fung KW. Dataset: ICD-9-CM to SNOMED CT Map
Fung KW. Web Interface: I-Magic SNOMED-CT to ICD-10-CM code mapping tool.
Fung KW, Xu J. Synergism between the mapping projects from SNOMED CT to ICD-10 and ICD-10-CM. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2012;2012:218-27. Epub 2012 Nov 3.
Xu J, Fung KW. Handling age specification in the SNOMED CT to ICD-10-CM cross-map. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2012;2012:1014-22. Epub 2012 Nov 3.
Fung KW. Dataset: Nursing Problem List Subset of SNOMED CT
Fung K, Xu J, Rosenbloom ST, Mohr D, Maram N. Testing Three Problem List Terminologies in a simulated data entry environment. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2011;2011:445-54. Epub 2011 Oct 22.

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