Volume 01 | January 29, 2021

Phase Two of a multi-scale, open knowledge network for precision medicine (known as SPOKE) will integrate billions of biomedical concepts, making it possible for physicians and scientists to connect the dots and produce meaningful answers to their questions.

New Licensing Deal made by Innovation Ventures with PrinterPrezz Receives Clearance for 3D Printed Spine Devices
Many of the designs leverage technologies jointly developed at the San Francisco VA Health Center and University of California (UCSF). This licensing deal was negotiated with UCSF Innovation Ventures’ Office of Technology Management on behalf of the university in collaboration with the VA.
COVID-19 test ordering and scheduling will be fully automated for UCSF primary care patients. Just by logging onto MyChart, patients can be triaged and connected to the care they need, whether that be an in-person visit, video visit, or COVID-19 test.
Courtney Lyles, PhD and Urmimala Sarkar, MD, MPH, collaborated with the Center for Care Innovations and the Commonwealth Fund to develop the Telemedicine for Health Equity Toolkit. The toolkit provides background information and concrete guidance for safety-net healthcare systems looking to initiate, expand, and improve their telemedicine programs.
Patel, N.A., Butte, A.J. Characteristics and challenges of the clinical pipeline of digital therapeutics. npj Digit. Med. 3, 159 (2020). doi:10.1038/s41746-020-00370-8.
Borno HT, Duffy C, Zhang S, Canchola AJ, Loya Z, Golden T, Oh DL, Odisho AY, Gomez S. Integration of electronic pathology reporting with clinical trial matching for advanced prostate cancer. Urol Oncol. 2021 Jan 5:S1078-1439(20)30639-6. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2020.12.010. >>PubMed Citation
Calton B, E, et al. Patient and Caregiver Experience with Outpatient Palliative Care Telemedicine Visits. Palliative Medicine Reports. 2020;1(1):339-346. doi:10.1089/pmr.2020.0075. >>Original Article
Brown W 3rd, Balyan R, Karter AJ, Crossley S, Semere W, Duran ND, Lyles C, Liu J, Moffet HH, Daniels R, McNamara DS, Schillinger D. Challenges and solutions to employing natural language processing and machine learning to measure patients' health literacy and physician writing complexity: The ECLIPPSE study. J Biomed Inform. 2021 Jan;113:103658. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2020.103658. >>PubMed Citation
Health Informatics Grand Rounds
Health Informatics Grand Rounds is hosted by Russ Cucina, the Chief Health Information Officer, and are attended by an array of physicians, nurses, researchers, trainees and other professionals passionate about health informatics. Contact Dr. Raman Khanna to be added to the calendar invite.

4th Thursdays | 3:30pm – 5:00pm