BMIR COVID News
COVID-19 Research by BMIR
The Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research (BMIR) is leading data science efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic—to enhance patient care, to measure the scale of the infection, and to model the demand on healthcare resources.
Many scientists within BMIR are involved, including Mark Musen, Manisha Desai, Tina Hernandez-Boussard, and Nigam Shah. Shah is shown here in a recent video from the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, where he discusses modeling for COVID-19 planning and response. See video below.
Updated COVID Research by BMIR
In this unprecedented situation, BMIR faculty members are working hard to apply their skills to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
There is a lot of excitement for using data science and modeling to forecast how COVID-19 will spread and affect their communities, and BMIR Biomedical Informatics researchers are at the forefront of that work.
Jonathan Chen, for example, is using Stanford electronic health record (EHR) data to help identify trends in COVID-19 data of importance to the CDC. Nigam Shah is leading Stanford’s effort to mine EHR data to identify and predict changing requirements for resource utilization. He also is assisting colleagues in developing better models of the pandemic based on more granular and more accurate input data. Another area of activity involves continuously profiling the patients screened for SARS-CoV-2 in our health system. Nigam Shah is heading those efforts.
Manisha Desai has pivoted our BMIR Quantitative Sciences Unit to launch new clinical trials as well as observational studies and quality improvement work. She and Tina Hernandez-Boussard are collaborating on two other projects: predicting best strategies for scarce resource allocation during the COVID-19 pandemic and modeling outcomes of COVID-19 patients.
The Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research (BMIR) uses advanced research techniques to discover, apply, translate, and organize data that make a difference for health and healthcare. With its expertise in clinical and translational informatics research and biostatistics, the division works to uncover new ways to advance personalized medicine and to enhance human health and wellness.
Collaboration is in our DNA. We are excited about the prospect of working with other experts who share our goal to connect data to health and medicine. We encourage you to contact Mark Musen, Director of BMIR (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more about the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research.
Also please join us at an upcoming BMIR Center for Biomedical Informatics Research Colloquium.
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