Biomedical Computing/Information Technology

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Sunday, March 14, 9:30 AM -12:30 PM
While Dr. David Blumenthal and Aneesh Chopra, two keynote speakers, will focus on broad areas of health IT, the posters in this session deal with many everyday clinical challenges that electronic connectivity poses.

E-prescribing is the next big thing in cardiology. In fact, it is one of the functions that an EHR system must have to be eligible for government stimulus dollars. In that regard, researchers from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., will present a poster on “The Effect of Electronic Prescription Upon Attainment of Guideline-Based Cholesterol Goals.” The result: It works.

A French researcher reports on a web-based clinical trial results database ( that provides dynamic systematic reviews and meta-analysis of clinical trials in cardiology. It is one way to stay current with the ever-increasing publication of randomized controlled trial data.

Investigators from Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, Calif., will display a poster that charts the clinical validation of a decision support system for acute coronary syndromes. This web-accessible decision support system incorporates ACC/AHA management guidelines and fosters standardized triage of patients reporting with cardiovascular symptoms, whether by telephone or in the emergency department.

A key to achieving meaningful use of the EHR is to establish a functional problem list to aid decision support. Researchers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., sought to establish the necessary components of a problem list to manage patients using a real-time decision support program.

Location: Hall B5

Speaking Information:
Katherine C. Michelis, MD, Washington, D.C.
Michel Cucherat, MD, Lyon, France
Robert F. DeBusk, MD, Stanford, Calif.
Matthew McCormick, MD, Omaha, Neb.