CBMi Announces 2012 Fall Speaker Series

Curtis Langlotz, MD, PhD

Curtis P. Langlotz, MD, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Informatics Department of Radiology,
University of Pennsylvania, Founder at Montage Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

Wednesday September 19, 2012, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Title: “Using Information Technology to Improve Radiology Practice”

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the typical electronic radiology practice environment.
  • Lean how a clinical radiology practice, using modern technology, can serve as a testbed for IT innovation

Dr. Langlotz is Professor and Vice Chair for Informatics in the Department of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania and a Medical Director for the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He is responsible for the technical strategic direction of a filmless, paperless radiology department that performs over 1,000,000 exams annually at 3 hospitals and the associated community practice. Dr. Langlotz founded Access Radiology, a medical image distribution and management company (now part of Merge Healthcare), as well as, eDictation, Inc., a provider of automated reporting systems for radiology practices.


Nancy Hanrahan, PhD
Nancy P. Hanrahan, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN
Dr. Lenore H. Kurlowicz Term Associate Professor of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Wednesday October 25, 2012, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Title: “Technology and Game Solutions in Health Care”

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the process whereby interdisciplinary teams from nursing and engineering produced apps and games for health care
  • Review the various apps and games developed by the interdisciplinary teams
  • Discuss lessons learned about the development of technological products for use in health care

Dr. Hanrahan is a national leader in psychiatric mental health nursing and known for her work documenting the psychiatric nurse workforce and her expertise in system-level mental health services research. Her research involves examining the extent to which organizational traits of patient care environments and nurse staffing are associated with patient outcomes. In April 2012, Dr. Hanrahan spearheaded the “Game Solutions for Healthcare Initiatives with the Penn School of Nursing as part of a yearlong University project to to weave games into curricula. The games submitted focused on the creation of games that would improve the healthcare industry, specifically the nurse-patient relationship.

Kevin Fickenscher, MD

Kevin M. Fickenscher, MD, CPE, FACPE, FAAFP
President and CEO, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)

Monday November 12, 2012, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dr. Fickenscher is passionate about the urgent need for solving our nation’s healthcare problems and believes that the use of biomedical and health informatics can distill information for solving quality, cost and service issues. He believes diverse practitioners of informatics in a multi-disciplinary environment will lead the way toward more unified, care-driven and cost-effective healthcare outcomes. Dr. Fickenscher is an advocate for the necessary and inevitable transformation of healthcare in a responsible, innovative, creative and effective manner.

Brad MalinBradley Malin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Computer Science
Vanderbilt University.

Monday December 10, 2012, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dr. Malin is the founder and current director of the Health Information Privacy Laboratory (HIPLab), an interdisciplinary endeavor that was established to address the growing need for data privacy research and development for the rapidly expanding health information technology sector. The HIPLab draws upon methodologies in computer science, biomedical science, and public policy, but also innovates novel computational techniques when the state-of-the art is insufficient. The HIPLab has functioned as a data privacy consultation service for the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) network, a consortium sponsored by the National Human Genome Research Institute and National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

For more info on these and other CBMi events, visit cbmi.chop.edu.

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About Donna Vito

Outreach Manager, Department of Biomedical & Health Informatics The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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