Software for Clinical Genomics DVD
About the DVD:
Genomic technologies hold the potential to improve diagnosis and treatment of inherited disease and cancer, as well as the move towards personalized medicine. However, genomic data is complex and is not well integrated with software systems to support existing diagnostics, such as anatomic pathology and clinical pathology reporting systems needed for integrated diagnostics.
About the Conference:
Bio-IT World Conference & Expo
Enabling Technology. Leveraging Data. Transforming Medicine.
The 2012 Expo plans to unite 2,000+ life sciences, pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, and IT professionals from 30+ countries. The Expo provides the perfect venue to share information and discuss enabling technologies that are driving biomedical research and the drug development process.
Since its debut in 2002, the annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo has established itself as a premier event showcasing the myriad applications of IT and informatics to biomedical research and the drug discovery enterprise. Marking our 10th anniversary, the 2012 program will feature compelling talks from industry and academia on new trends in data generation, knowledge management, and information technology in life sciences and drug development. Bio-IT World Conference & Expo continues to expand with the addition of three new Tracks: Molecular Diagnostics Informatics, Open Source Solutions, and Cancer Informatics.
Spanning three days, the meeting includes 12 parallel conference tracks and 16 pre-conference workshops.
About the DVD:
Over 108 Minutes
Site License: $1380
Agenda At A Glance:
Introduction to Clinical Informatics Landscape
Ronald Ranauro, Director, Health IT Strategy, College of American Pathologists
Biography: Ron is a high-energy, efficient executive who understands markets and focuses on simplifying complex problems into solvable software components and information systems. Since 1999 he has been an early innovator in the business of bioinformatics. His software business skills include all aspects of technical architecture, implementation, operations, fund raising, financial, and strategic aspects of software businesses. In 2005, Ron organized a reverse acquisition of Gene-IT by its US subsidiary, attracting venture funding to found GenomQuest, Inc. Over a five year period under his leadership, the firm grew 5-fold and attracted more than 160 customers, including 17 of the top 20 pharmaceuticals. Previously Ron founded Blackstone Technology Group, a grid supplier to the life science industry. Currently, Ron oversees the health IT strategy initiatives for the College of American Pathologists where he collaborates on software and learning programs to help pathologists prepare to practice precision medicine.
Clinical Genomics and Information Infrastructure
Lynn Bry, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Biography: Dr. Bry is the Principal Investigator and Director of the Partners Biorepository for Medical Discovery (PBMD) at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) where she is also the Director of the Specimen Bank. Dr. Bry is also an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Medical Director in the Department of Pathology at BWH. She directs the Crimson Project that has developed IT tools and infrastructure to support high-throughput and sample collection that occurs in a cost-effective and IRB-compliant manner. Lynn received her Bachelor of Arts in Genetics and Development from Cornell University and her M.D., Ph.D. from Washington University’s School of Medicine, St. Louis.
Structured Reporting in Pathology
John F. Madden, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center
hData: An Open XML Schema for Exchange of Electronic Health Record Data
Gerald Beuchelt, Principal Engineer, System Software, Information Assurance, MITRE Corporation
Mark A. Kramer, Ph.D., Information Architect and Manager, Healthcare Systems, MITRE Corporation
Gerald Beuchelt Biography: Gerald Beuchelt is a Project Software Systems Engineer. He focuses on web services and identity management technology and their application in the context of complex government programs such as modernizing healthcare. Gerald is one of the original authors of the hData specifications, which are currently undergoing standardization within HL7 and the OMG. In this role he is also actively engaged with the identity and privacy management communities. Gerald is also active in other government acquisition programs, focusing on information assurance, security engineering, and certification and accreditation. Previously, he worked as a Web Services Architect in the Chief Technologist's Office of Sun Microsystems he was working on the development of new Microsoft interoperability technologies across Sun's software product portfolio, with a special focus on service interoperability and identity.
Mark A. Kramer Biography: Dr. Kramer is a Principal Software Systems Engineer in department E542, part of the Information Technologies Directorate, E500, within MITRE's Center for Air Force C2 Systems. He has been involved with various healthcare-related activities, including helping the DoD transfer radiological images of wounded warriors from Afghanistan and Iraq to regional hospitals. Since 2010, Dr. Kramer has led the hData Health Data Integration Project. Prior to joining MITRE, Mark was Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT, where he organized the Laboratory for Intelligent Systems in Process. Mark received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 1979 from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 1983 from Princeton University.
Overview of Important Health IT Standards Development Organizations
Mary Kennedy, CT (ASCP), MPH, Manager, Strategic Health IT Initiatives, College of American Pathologists
Biography: Mary's experience in healthcare has focused on pathology practices and included management of a hospital cytopathology operation. She has been at the College of American Pathologists for 15 years with the last several years involved in healthcare standards initiatives from government projects to international organizations, as well as the development of cancer reporting templates. Mary manages healthcare IT strategies for the College of American Pathologists and is involved in developing requirements for pathologists to maintain lead roles in personalized healthcare. She has also been involved in the development of operation standards at NCI caHUB and continues to participate in activities related to pathology requirements for tissue biorepositories.