DIMACS/CINJ Workshop on Electronic Medical Records - Challenges and Opportunities

September 13, 2010
The Cancer Institute of NJ (CINJ)
The Auditorium at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ

Guna Rajagopal, The Cancer Institute of NJ (CINJ), rajagogu at umdnj.edu
Rebecca Wright, Rutgers University, rebecca.wright at rutgers.edu
Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS/BioMaPS/MB Center Special Focus on Information Processing in Biology.

Workshop Program:

Monday, September 13, 2010

Session 1: Introduction and Overview (9:00am - 10:30am)

 9:00 -  9:15  Welcome Address & Overview of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
               Robert DiPaola, M.D.
               Director, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

 9:15 -  9:30  Overview of DIMACS & its programs on Computer Science and Mathematics in Medicine
               Fred Roberts, Ph.D.
               Director of DIMACS, Rutgers University

 9:30 - 10:30  Keynote Address: Overview of the New Jersey Health IT Deployment Plan
               Kennedy Ganti, M.D.
               Chair, New Jersey Health IT Commission

10:30 - 11:00  Coffee Break 

Session 2: Addressing Challenges & Opportunities in the use of EMRs (11:00am - 1:00pm)

11:00 - 11:30  EMRs - Opportunities & Challenges in Biomedical Research
               Guna Rajagopal, Ph.D.
               Executive Director of Bioinformatics, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

11:30 - 12:00  EMRs - Opportunities & Challenges in Pharmaceutical Research
               Eric D Perakslis, Ph.D.
               Vice President, R&D IT Johnson & Johnson

12:00 -  1:00  EMR - Patient Privacy, Security and Confidentiality Issues
               Brad Malin, Ph.D.
               Director, Health Information Privacy Lab, Vanderbilt University

 1:00 -  2:00  Lunch Break 

Session 3: - EMRs - Impact on the Patient, Provider and the Health Industry (2:00pm - 5:00pm)

 2:00 -  2:45  EMRs - Data Mining Challenges and Opportunities
               Hans Peter Graf, Ph.D.	
               Head, Machine Learning Laboratories, NEC Lab America

 2:45 -  3:30  EMRs - Opportunities & Challenges in Using Natural Language 
               Processing to Analyze EMR Data for Improving Clinical Outcomes
               Garreth Hippe, Director, Ariadne Genomics, Inc. 

 3:30 -  3:45  Tea Break

 3:45 -  4:45  Healthcare Transformation: IBM's Initiative in Enabling 
               Evidence-Centric Healthcare Eco-System
               Shahram Ebadollahi, Ph.D.
               IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

 4:45  - 5:00  Closing Remarks
               Guna Rajagopal, Ph.D., The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
               Rebecca Wright, Ph.D., Deputy Director of DIMACS, Rutgers University

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