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Distinguished Lecture Series for Biomedical Data Science @ UCLA - "Applying Information Retrieval to the Electronic Health Record for Cohort Discovery and Rare Disease Detection" - William Hersh, MD, FACMI, FAMIA, FACP

Title: Distinguished Lecture Series for Biomedical Data Science @ UCLA - "Applying Information Retrieval to the Electronic Health Record for Cohort Discovery and Rare Disease Detection" - William Hersh, MD, FACMI, FAMIA, FACP
Date & Time: Feb 13, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) 1st floor auditorium
 

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. William Hersh, titled "Applying Information Retrieval to the Electronic Health Record for Cohort Discovery and Rare Disease Detection." Dr. Hersh is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. He is a leader and innovator in biomedical informatics in both education and research.

The last decade has seen rapid adoption of electronic health records in the United States and elsewhere This has resulted in vast amounts of data that can be re used for other purposes such as clinical research However, most of this data is non standardized and unstructured, making retrieval and other uses challenging This talk will describe recent research applying and evaluating information retrieval techniques to two use cases discovering cohorts for clinical research studies and detecting rare diseases

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