Titus Schleyer, DMD, PhD

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What are cool products/services @RCBMI?

So, the other day I asked my colleagues “What are cool products/services @RCBMI?” At the moment, we do not really have a good public, up-to-date listing of “What’s hot” at the Regenstrief Center for Biomedical Informatics. This will change in the future, but until that happens, I thought I might as well use a blog posting to get our list of “Top 10” (in no particular order) out there. So, here goes:

  1. Regenstrief CBMI goes to Washington … : contains information on most of the presentations CBMI faculty and staff made at the American Medical Informatics Association 2013 Annual Symposium.
  2. Regenstrief Institute’s Gopher CPOE System: update on the (new) Gopher CPOE System being developed by RCBMI and implemented at Eskenazi Health. Additional information about the system is contained in the paper Regenstrief Institute’s Medical Gopher: A next-generation homegrown electronic medical record system.
  3. Customizing EMR functionality and user experience: description of the Rule Authoring and Validation Environment (RAVE), an advanced rule authoring tool for clinical care, quality improvement and research targeted at end users
  4. Open Medical Record System (OpenMRS®): The OpenMRS was created in 2004 as an open source medical record system platform for developing countries. The OpenMRS is a multi-institution, non-profit collaborative led by Regenstrief Institute, a world-renowned leader in medical informatics research, and Partners In Health, a Boston-based philanthropic organization with a focus on improving the lives of underprivileged people worldwide through health care service and advocacy.
  5. Open Health Information Exchange: a demo of an OpenMRS-related system for implementing open-source health information exchanges; includes Client Registry, Provider Registry, Facility Registry, Terminology Service and an Interoperability Layer that, taken together, demonstrate a shared health record.
  6. The CareWeb Framework: The CareWeb Framework is a modular, extensible framework for building clinical applications in a collaborative fashion.  A high-level overview is available at Creating a flexible EMR architecture.
  7. The Regenstrief Notifiable Condition Detector: A public health informatics system that automatically detects and routes positive cases of notifiable diseases based on routine electronic laboratory reporting (ELR). While certified EHR systems and components enable provider organizations to manually route ELR cases reportable under state laws, none have the capacity to for automatic reporting as demonstrated in this system.
  8. Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC®): A universal code system for identifying laboratory and clinical observations. From serum levels of hepatitis B surface antigen to diastolic blood pressure, LOINC has standardized terms for all kinds of observations and measurements that enable exchange and aggregation of electronic health data from many independent systems. Used in 157 countries.
  9. The Regenstrief LOINC Mapping Assistant (RELMA): Available in a hosted as well as a standalone version, the RELMA facilitates searches through the LOINC database and assists efforts to map local codes to LOINC codes.
  10. The Unified Code for Units of Measure (UCUM): The UCUM provides human-friendly codes for all units of measures with precise semantics to facilitate unambiguous and computable communication between computer systems used in science, engineering and business worldwide. A detailed discussion is available at Unified Code for Units of Measure.

To be sure, we have more than just 10 cool technologies here at CBMI, but I thought I would stop here. Want to find out more? Write, call or visit us!

Happy New Year!


Titus Schleyer, DMD, PhD

Clem McDonald Professor of Biomedical Informatics

Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics

Regenstrief Institute, Inc., 410 West 10th Street, Suite 2000, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3012

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