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The Role of Informatics in the Implementation of Population Precision Health

Abstract: Precision health is an emerging concept in healthcare. Coupled with the movement towards Learning Healthcare Systems, there is an opportunity to transform how care and prevention are imagined. To realize this vision requires collection and analysis of large amounts of disparate data, development of knowledge from the data, and seamless ways to deliver the

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Climate-driven urban heat and its adaptation at a large scale

Abstract Among many globally recognized environmental problems such as water scarcity, air pollution, and energy security, heat stress is one of the most severe climate-driven threats to the human society. The situation is further exacerbated in urban areas by urban heat islands (UHIs). Absent measures to ameliorate them, the problems associated with heat stress are

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Information Retrieval from the Electronic Health Records for Patient Cohort Discovery

The widespread adoption of electronic health records has made patient data for re-use. One use case for such re-use is the ability to identify patient cohorts for recruitment into clinical research studies. This talk will describe the use of information retrieval techniques and their evaluation for patient cohort discovery as well as challenges to research

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Health 3.0: Enabling precision medicine through translational bioinformatics and the learning health system

A confluence of technological, computational and legislative advances have put us on the horizon of an exciting time in biomedical research and healthcare, with increasingly blurred boundaries between the two. Advances in experimental technologies enable observation across tens of thousands of molecules at a time. Pervasive mobile devices and an ever-expanding landscape of activity and

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