Appl Clin Inform 2017; 08(02): 651-659
DOI: 10.4338/ACI-2017-01-CR-0012
Case Report Special Topic Interoperability and EHR
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Solving Interoperability in Translational Health

Perspectives of Students from the International Partnership in Health Informatics Education (IPHIE) 2016 Master Class
Anne M. Turner
1  Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, University of Washington
,
Julio C. Facelli
2  Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare
,
Monique Jaspers
3  Amsterdam Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
,
Thomas Wetter
4  Department of Medical Informatics, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
,
Daniel Pfeifer
5  Department of Information Technology, Hochschule Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany
,
Laël Cranmer Gatewood
6  Institute for Health Informatics, University of Minnesota
,
Terry Adam
6  Institute for Health Informatics, University of Minnesota
,
YuChuan Li
7  Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medical Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
,
Ming-Chin Lin
7  Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medical Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
,
R. Scott Evans
2  Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare
,
Anna Beukenhorst
3  Amsterdam Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
,
Hugo Johan Theodoore van Mens
3  Amsterdam Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
,
Esmée Tensen
3  Amsterdam Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
,
Christian Bock
4  Department of Medical Informatics, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
,
Laura Fendrich
4  Department of Medical Informatics, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
,
Peter Seitz
4  Department of Medical Informatics, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
,
Julian Suleder
4  Department of Medical Informatics, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
,
Ranyah Aldekhyyel
6  Institute for Health Informatics, University of Minnesota
,
Kent Bridgeman
6  Institute for Health Informatics, University of Minnesota
,
Zhen Hu
6  Institute for Health Informatics, University of Minnesota
,
Aaron Sattler
6  Institute for Health Informatics, University of Minnesota
,
Shin-Yi Guo
7  Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medical Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
,
Islam Md. Mohaimenul
7  Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medical Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
,
Dina Nur Anggraini Ningrum
7  Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medical Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
,
Hsin-Ru Tung
7  Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medical Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
,
Jiantao Bian
2  Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare
,
Joseph M. Plasek
2  Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare
,
Casey Rommel
2  Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare
,
Juandalyn Burke
1  Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, University of Washington
,
Harkirat Sohi
1  Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, University of Washington
› Author Affiliations
Funding Several students at the University of Utah and the University of Washington were supported by the NIH National Library of Medicine (NLM) Training Program in Medical Informatics (University of Washington #T15-LM007442, Utah #T15-LM007124). The content of this manuscript is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.
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Publication History

received: 16 January 2017

accepted: 14 April 2017

Publication Date:
21 December 2017 (online)

Summary

Background: In the summer of 2016 an international group of biomedical and health informatics faculty and graduate students gathered for the 16th meeting of the International Partnership in Health Informatics Education (IPHIE) masterclass at the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. This international biomedical and health informatics workshop was created to share knowledge and explore issues in biomedical health informatics (BHI).

Objective: The goal of this paper is to summarize the discussions of biomedical and health informatics graduate students who were asked to define interoperability, and make critical observations to gather insight on how to improve biomedical education.

Methods: Students were assigned to one of four groups and asked to define interoperability and explore potential solutions to current problems of interoperability in health care.

Results: We summarize here the student reports on the importance and possible solutions to the “interoperability problem” in biomedical informatics. Reports are provided from each of the four groups of highly qualified graduate students from leading BHI programs in the US, Europe and Asia.

Conclusion: International workshops such as IPHIE provide a unique opportunity for graduate student learning and knowledge sharing. BHI faculty are encouraged to incorporate into their curriculum opportunities to exercise and strengthen student critical thinking to prepare our students for solving health informatics problems in the future.

Citation: Turner AM, Facell JC, Jaspers M, Wetter T, Pfeifer D, Gatewood LC, Adam T, Li Y-C, Lin M-C, Evans RS, Beukenhorst A, van Mens H, Tensen E, Bock C, Fendrich L, Seitz P, Suleder J, Aldekhyyel R, Bridgeman K, Hu Z, Sattler A, Guo S-Y, Mohaimenul IMd, Ningrum DNA, Tung H-R, Bian J, Plasek JM, Rommel C, Burke J, Sohi H. Solving interoperability in translational health: perspectives of students from the International Partnership in Health Informatics Education (IPHIE) 2016 master class. Appl Clin Inform 2017; 8: 651–659 https://doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2017-01-CR-0012

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