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Clinical Data Entry Tools

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The goal of this project is to develop a tool that can generate data entry forms dynamically based on specifications stored in a database. The development platform is Ruby on Rails, an open-source web application framework. Developers are using this tool in the data capture function of personal health records. They are also using several terminology resources from the UMLS (e.g. RxNORM, ICD9-CM) in data entry fields that require a set of controlled terms. Further development will involve work with very large databases of de-identified patient data. The goal is to create additional reusable software tools, some of which will involve biostatistical analysis with the "R" package.

Publications/Tools: 
Lynch P, Wang Y, Kanduru A, Luan X, Mericle L, Lu S, McDonald CJ. On-the-Fly Data Capture Tooling for FHIR/HL7 V2 HL7 January 2018 Working Group Meeting, New Orleans, LA
Roberts K, Demner-Fushman D. Annotating Logical Forms for EHR Questions. Proceedings of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, LREC,23-28 May 2016, Portorož.
Roberts K, Cahan A, Demner-Fushman D. Error Propagation in EHRs via Copy/Paste: An Analysis of Relative Dates [Poster]. Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Fall Symposium (AMIA), Washington, D.C., Nov 15-19, 2014.
Rodriguez L, Huser V, Bodenreider O, Cimino J. Automatic coding of Free-Text Medication Data recorded by Research Coordinators [Poster]. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2014:1565.
Hess CN, Roe MT, Gibson CM, Temple RJ, Pencina MJ, Zarin DA, Anstrom KJ, Alexander JH, Sherman RE, Fiedorek FT, Mahaffey KW, Lee KL, Chow SC, Armstrong PW, Califf RM. Independent data monitoring committees: preparing a path for the future. Am Heart J. 2014 Aug;168(2):135-41.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2014.05.003. Epub 2014 May 15.
McDonald CJ, Dexter P, Schadow G, Chueh HC, Agernathy G, Hook J, Blevins L, Overhage JM, Berman JJ. SPIN query tools for de-identified research on a humongous database. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005:515-9.
McDonald CJ, Overhage JM, Mamlin BW, Dexter PD, Tierney WM. Physicians, information technology, and health care systems: a journey, not a destination [Letter]. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2004 Mar-Apr;11(2):121-4.
Biondich PG, Overhage JM, Dexter PR, Downs SM, Lemmon L, McDonald CJ. A modern optical character recognition system in a real world clinical setting: some accuracy and feasibility observations. Proc AMIA Symp. 2002:56-60.
Kroth PJ, Belsito A, Overhage JM, McDonald CJ. Bedside vital signs capture for the non-ICU setting--an open source, PC-based solution. Proc AMIA Symp. 2001:344-8.
Thomas SM, Overhage JM, Warvel J, McDonald CJ. A comparison of a printed patient summary document with its electronic equivalent: early results. Proc AMIA Symp. 2001:701-5.

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