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Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects (SHARP)
Research Focus Area 4 - Secondary Use of EHR Data
Increasing efficiency of patient care through electronic healthcare records

Face to Face Group Photo June 11, 2012

Mayo Clinic, long a leader in the science of health care delivery, is proud to be a recipient of the Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Project award. The SHARP Program – part of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, is focused on improving quality, safety and efficiency of health care through Information Technology.

Area four's SHARP project will enhance patient safety and improve patient medical outcomes through the use of an electronic health record. Traditionally, a patient’s medical information, such as medical history, exam data, hospital visits and physician notes, are stored inconsistently and in multiple locations, both electronically and non-electronically. We propose research that will generate a framework of open-source services that can be dynamically configured to transform EHR data into standards-conforming, comparable information suitable for large-scale analysis, inferencing, and integration of disparate health data.

Area four's mission is to enable the use of EHR data for secondary purposes, such as clinical research and public health. By creating tangible, scalable, and open-source tools, services and software for large-scale health record data sharing, this project will ultimately help improve the quality and efficiency of patient care through the use of an electronic health care record.

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Program Areas
Working with Structured EHR data
Working with Unstructured EHR text
Electronic Algorithms for Clinical Trials, Data Quality Measures, etc
Data Normalization
Clinical Element Models
Terminologies and CTS2
Natural Language Processing
High-throughput Phenotyping

Announcements

All SHARPn current and past announcements can be found here.


SHARPn work Showcased at AMIA 2013 Annual Symposium

November 16-20, 2013
Washington DC, Washington Hilton

On Monday, November 18, 2013, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM; International Ballroom East (Washington Hilton) Featured Presentation (S11) - The SHARP Program and the Next Generation of Health Information Technology

SHARPn Presentations

SHARPn PhenotypePortal 1.0 Release

November 17, 2013

The Strategic Health IT Research Project for Secondary Use of Electronic Health Record data (http://sharpn.org) is pleased to announce the public release of PhenotypePortal (http://phenotypeportal.org). This effort represents a culmination of work by SHARPn members from the High-Throughput Phenotyping (HTP) team at Mayo Clinic, Intermountain Healthcare, and Agilex Inc. to provide a robust infrastructure for standards-based representation and execution of cohort identification algorithms.

Key features of PhenotypePortal

  • Applies Meaningful Use (MU) terminologies and Quality Data Model (Version 2.0) for representation and authoring of cohort definition and phenotyping algorithms
  • Uses open-source Common Terminology Services (CTS2) for terminology and value set management
  • Uses open-source JBoss Drools business logic integration platform for automated execution of cohort algorithms
  • Execution results for MU Stage 2 Eligible Provider and Eligible Hospital Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) validated against Project Cypress
  • Leverages Clinical Element Models and cTAKES natural language processing engine for standardized and normalized clinical data representation

Release details

Dr. Doug Fridsma and Avinash Shanbhag visit with members of the SHARPn team at Mayo Clinic

August 15, 2013

Dr. Doug Fridsma, Director of S & I and SHARP Program and Avinash Shanbhag, SHARP Program Officer visit with members of the SHARPn team.

cTAKES is a top level Apache Software Foundation project!

March 20, 2013

Apache Software Foundation voted positively to move cTAKES from an incubator stage graduating cTAKES to a top-level Apache project. In the last 9 months, we have built an international multi-institutional community of contributors, committers, and followers. This is a great achievement!

Its URL will soon change from http://incubator.apache.org/ctakes/ to http://ctakes.apache.org

2013 SHARPn Work Showcased at HIMSS 2013

March 4-7, 2013

Live demonstrations of a secondary use of electronic health record data to electronically identify patients’ physical characteristics (phenotypes), allowing for research into population health and clinical workflow.

Phenoportal Presentation

HIMSS 2013

2012 SHARPn Summit "Secondary Use"

June 11-12, 2012

Building solutions that matter

Enabling secondary use of EHR data to generate new
knowledge, improve care, and address population needs

SHARPn—one of the grantees of the Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects (SHARP) program—would like to invite you to its 3rd annual meeting on June 11-12, 2012 on the University of Minnesota Rochester Center campus to present and discuss work in the following areas:

  • Standards, Data Integration & Semantic Interoperability
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Phenotyping: clinical trial selection, clinical decision support, quality measurement
  • Software evaluation

Attendees will:

  • Learn more about SHARPn and the health IT field
  • Explore technologies and tools that enable secondary uses of EHR data
  • Participate in a hands-on tutorial from experts on how to better leverage secondary data using open source tools
  • Present your paper or poster on related topics through a peer reviewed process
  • Work side-by-side with community leaders to develop and refine customer and stakeholder requirements

Join Us Remotely:

US Toll-free: 1-866-365-4406
Switzerland Toll-free: 0-800-700-286
Access Code: 293-3780#
Participant phone lines will be muted; you may type questions in the web chat room.
Meeting URL https://www.callinfo.com/prt?host=globalcrossing&an=8663654406&ac=2933780
Summit Webcast Schedule

Agenda & Presentations

SHARPn Summit Announced

April 2012

Building solutions that matter

Enabling secondary use of EHR data to generate new
knowledge, improve care, and address population needs

This year the SHARPn face-to-face will be expanded to include the stakeholder community for a Summit on:

  • Standards, Data Integration & Semantic Interoperability
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Phenotyping: clinical trial selection, clinical decision support, quality measurement
  • Software evaluation

Stakeholders are being invited to attend to:

  • Learn more about SHARPn and the health IT field
  • Explore technologies and tools that enable secondary uses of EHR data
  • Participate in a hands-on tutorial from experts on how to better leverage secondary data using open source tools
  • Present your paper or poster on related topics through a peer reviewed process
  • Work side-by-side with community leaders to develop and refine customer and stakeholder requirements


Please join us in Rochester, MN June 11-12. The meeting will include tutorials, published paper and poster presentation, technical demos and code-a-thon opportunities. Meeting registration is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided for registered attendees.

cTAKES 2.5 released

May 2012

The SHARP (SHARPn) Natural Language Processing (NLP) team has released an updated version (2.5) of the Clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System (cTAKES). cTAKES is a free and open source NLP system for accessing clinical information stored in free text through NLP techniques.

cTAKES 2.5 includes
a new attributes (assertion) extractor
a semantic role labeler
an additional sectionizer
updates to the coreference resolver
and an updated part-of-speech model

Multiscrubber Release

November 22,2011

A meta-classifier approach to de-identification is released.

SHARPn Attends AMIA 2011

November 2012

SHARPn Collegues are attending AMIA with a strong showcase of presentations, papers and posters.

SHARPn Member Sessions

Introducing cTAKES 1.2.2 and NEW integrated version icTAKES

October 20, 2011

The Mayo SHARP (SHARPn) Natural Language Processing (NLP) team is excited to announce an updated release of the Clinical Text Analysis and Knowledge Extraction System (cTAKES), cTAKESv1.2. cTAKES is a free and open source NLP system distributed by Mayo Clinic through Open Health Natural Language Processing (OHNLP) consortium which allows researchers to utilize clinical information stored in free text through NLP techniques.

cTAKES release 1.2 includes a new annotator (beta version), SideEffect, which extracts physician-asserted drug side effects from clinical notes. This release also introduces an integrated version of cTAKES, icTAKES, which provides an integrated version of cTAKES for end users and developers. To distinguish these two cTAKES versions, cTAKES is distributed as cTAKES1.2.1 and icTAKES is distributed as cTAKES1.2.2.

https://wiki.nci.nih.gov/x/fYDQAw

Clinical NLP Evaluation Workbench

October 17, 2011

SHARPn NLP team is excited to announce the release of Clinical NLP Evaluation Workbench ( http://orbit.nlm.nih.gov/resource/clinical-nlp-evaluation-workbench). The intended audiences of the tool are NLP researchers and developers.

International Consensus Bearing to SHARPn

October 2011

Stan Huff introduces International consensus group with Detailed Clinical Models, Clinical Information Modeling Initiative (CIMI)

  • Archetype Object Model/ADL 1.5 openEHR
  • CEN/ISO 13606 AOM ADL 1.4
  • UML 2.x + OCL + healthcare extensions
  • OWL 2.0 + healthcare profiles and extensions
  • MIF 2 + tools HL7 RIM – static model designer

https://csfe.aceworkspace.net/sf/projects/clinical_information_modeling_in


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