Public Health Dynamics Laboratory Seminar Series

'What’s Going Around’: Empowering Physicians with Epidemiological Intelligence

January 14, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ari Robicsek, MD
Vice President of Clinical Analytics, Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Room 109, Parran Hall, Graduate School of Public Health
It has been suggested that epidemiological data could be of use to practicing physicians, helping them make more effective decisions regarding testing and treatment. However, it has been unclear how a platform to deliver such data to practicing clinicians might be realized. Challenges include the automation of data gathering and analysis, the creation of robust algorithms for syndromic detection based on electronic health record (EHR) data, the integration of model results back into an EHR and the development of a visualization that is intuitive and compelling. This talk will review how these problems were approached in the development on an EHR-based tool called ‘What’s Going Around’ that provides near real-time epidemiological intelligence to physicians on-demand and in-line with clinical workflows.