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Under the leadership of Dr. Rainu Kaushal, CHiP is the first cross-departmental entity to be established at Weill Cornell Medical College in several years. CHiP's mission is improving health and healthcare through informatics and technology. CHiP pursues its mission by developing collaborative, robust programs in research, education, service and innovation.
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We are seeking applicants for a health services research fellowship sponsored by the Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP) of New York State through the Department of Public Health and the Department of Medicine's Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology.
The program participants (ECRIP Scholars) will participate in the didactic curriculum of the Fellowship for Healthcare Quality and Medical Informatics at Weill Cornell Medical College offered through the Center for Healthcare Informatics and Policy. Scholars will also conduct a mentored research project. ECRIP Scholars will need to devote at least 35 hours per week to this program. We anticipate selecting 3 Scholars.
A main focus of the program is predictive modeling. Scholars will develop novel models to predict health care utilization for a given patient population. Scholars will then learn how to describe the implications of the models' results for health care delivery innovation. Scholars will be expected to present and publish their research. Participating mentors include Dr. Mark Lachs, Dr. Rainu Kaushal, Dr. Bruce Schackman, Dr. Lisa Kern, Dr. Larry Casalino and Dr. Erika Abramson.
Funding is available for salary support, $75,000 per year plus fringe and additional research support.
Who: Eligible applicants are physicians who have completed a clinical residency and have completed, concurrently completing, or planning to complete a Master's degree (in public health, clinical investigation or biomedical informatics). Eligible applicants must have completed a graduate medical education program in the U.S. or Canada and be a U.S. or Canadian citizen, national or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada. Eligible applicants may be at the academic rank of Fellow, Instructor or Assistant Professor.
When:The 2-year program will begin January 15, 2014.
How do I apply? Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter to Lisa Kern, MD, MPH at email@example.com by December 6, 2013. In the cover letter, please describe why you would like to pursue this program, your specific areas of interest, and your long-term career goals.
Zachary Grinspan, MD, MS will present a summary of the NeuroPICU Dashboard project, a joint research effort between Weill Cornell Medical College and the Technion Israel Insititute of Technology, on October 4. Click here to learn more about this project.
Dr. Jessica Ancker will be an invited speaker at the Institute of Medicine workshop on health literacy and numeracy, at the National Academies of Sciences in Washington DC on July 18, 2013. She will be speaking about how to explain risks to patients in the context of shared decision-making. The event will be web streamed, and more information is available here.
Thomas Campion, PhD, was promoted to Assistant Professor of Public Health and Assistant Professor of Public Health in Pediatrics in the Division of Quality and Medical Informatics. Dr. Campion joined the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College in September 2010. Since January 2012 he has also been a Research Administration Computing Report Writer in the Information Services and Technologies Department (ITS) at WCMC.
Jessica Ancker, MPH, PhD, has been selected to receive a Weill Cornell Medical College Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Ancker is the director of the Weill Cornell Health IT Certificate Program and regularly teaches in the QMI fellowship program, public health clerkship, and graduate school scientific writing courses. She will be honored at the annual Celebration of Teaching dinner on June 19.
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Mark Unruh, CHiP faculty member, has received funding through the National Institute on Aging's (R03) Small Research Grant Program to study Hospitals' adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and re-hospitalization of Medicare beneficiaries. The results of the study will provide evidence of the influence of the nation's investment in EHRs on re-hospitalization of Medicare beneficiaries, a persistent source of excessive costs for the federal program.
Jessica Ancker, CHiP faculty member, is the recipient of a 5-year research scientist development award (K01 award) from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The grant, entitled "Improving Healthcare Quality with User-Centered Patient Portals," funds a program of training and research on the design and effects of electronic patient portals, web-based accounts that give patients access to their own medical data.
An article authored by CHiP researchers was selected to be included in the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)'s Yearbook of Medical Informatics. The yearbook honors the best articles from the literature in medical informatics published in the past year.
A new position paper co-authored by CHiP researcher, Dr. Joshua Richardson, is to be published in an upcoming issue of Pain Medicine. In their piece entitled, "The Promises and Pitfalls of Leveraging Mobile Health Technology for Pain Care," Dr. Richardson and his co-author, Dr. Cary Reid, consider the possibilities but also challenges for leveraging mobile technologies such as smartphones for pain management and pain research.
A new study by CHiP researchers suggests that the Patient-Centered Medical Home, an innovative model for primary care delivery, increases patient satisfaction with access to care by 13%. Learn more here.
A new study by CHiP researchers shows that EHR prescribing safety benefits take time to accrue and that making improvements to the system based on user feedback is key to maximizing safety benefits. The study was published in JAMIA. Read more here.
In a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, CHiP researchers highlight the ways in which quality measurement from EHRs can be improved.
A new study by CHiP researchers, Drs. Lisa Kern and Rainu Kaushal published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, provides compelling evidence that electronic health records (EHRs) enhance the quality of patient care in a community-based setting with multiple payers, which is representative of how medicine is generally practiced across the United States.
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