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Effectiveness of Decision Support for Families, Clinicians, or Both on HPV Vaccine Receipt.

Despite proven health benefits, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates are among the lowest of all routine immunizations. No previous large-scale trial has compared the benefit of automated decision support directed at clinicians, families, or both in any context.

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Male-biased autosomal effect of 16p13.11 copy number variation in neurodevelopmental disorders.

Copy number variants (CNVs) at chromosome 16p13.11 have been associated with a range of neurodevelopmental disorders including autism, ADHD, intellectual disability and schizophrenia. Significant sex differences in prevalence, course and severity have been described for a number of these conditions but the biological and environmental factors underlying such sex-specific features remain unclear.

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Web of Autism Genes Pinpoints Key Players

Hundreds of genes have been linked to autism, but to understand the roles they play – and the ones most likely to eventually lead to treatment – we need to work out how they are connected to one another.

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Dr. Alexander Fiks Wins 1st Place in AHRQ PBRN Vaccine Manuscript Contest

Congratulations to Dr. Alexander Fiks - 1st Place Winner - AHRQ PBRN Vaccine Manuscript Contest.

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Philadelphia Hospitals’ Informatics Teams Target Sepsis Response

Sepsis, a dangerous condition caused by the immune system’s response to a serious infection, is one of the toughest challenges hospitals face. It causes 17 percent of all hospital deaths and is the leading cause of death in non-cardiac intensive-care units. Additionally, the incidence of sepsis is increasing in the United States. But healthcare informatics researchers are working on ways to quicken response times and improve outcomes. Two presentations by CBMi's Dr. Robert Grundmeier and medical candidate Katherine Clark from the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine presented at the 6th Annual Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Informatics Symposium are discussed in Healthcare Informatics Online.

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CBMi pediatricians talk about health IT innovations for vaccines asthma

Doctors Robert Grundmeier and Alexander Fiks at the Center for Biomedical Informatics at CHOP talked about the Care Assistant program at a recent health IT seminar at the Quorum at the University City Science Center. It was originally designed as a tool to do more precise decision-support projects to improve healthcare outcomes using the provider’s electronic health record system from Epic.

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CBMi Collaboration Awarded First Place at HIMSS 2013

CBMi's Dr. Anthony Luberti and PolicyLab's Elizabeth Brooks, MPH, were awarded first place for their poster "Linking Patient Questionnaires to the EHR: Making Optimal Use of the Waiting Room" at the HIMSS 2013 Annual Symposium in New Orleans, March 3 - 7, 2013.

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Longitudinal Pediatric Data Resource Featured in NBSTRN News

The Longitudinal Pediatric Data Resource (LPDR) developed by CBMi is featured in the March issue of the Newborn Screening Translational Network (NBSTRN) newsletter. The LPDR is available for researchers, clinicians, and public health teams to use for secure data collection, sharing, management, and analysis across newborn screening conditions while establishing a valuable resource for the community.

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A Shared e-Decision Support Portal for Pediatric Asthma

CBMi team discusses the user-centered development of an electronic medical record–based portal, “MyAsthma,” designed to facilitate shared decision making in pediatric asthma. The Center for Biomedical Informatics is featured in this article in the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management.

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CBMi Creates Shared Decision Making Portal

CBMi's Dr. Robert Grundmeier and lead Human Computer Interaction Specialist Dean Karavite collaborated with CHOP's Dr. Alexander Fiks on the creation of the Shared Decision Making Portal for Pediatric Chronic Illness. Drs. Fiks and Grundmeier’s portal is a modification of MyChart that greatly expands MyChart’s capabilities. While the pilot version of the portal is focused solely on asthma, Dr. Fiks and his team hope to eventually introduce versions geared toward other diseases, such as ADHD.

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