Doug Rose MS Project Presentation

Wed, December 12, 2012 @ 01:00 PM
School of Medicine
Biomedical informatics
HSEB 5100D
26 S 2000 E (Google Map Link)
City, State, Zip
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Jo Ann Thompson
(801) 213-3242
Doug Rose, -
Event Audience
All University of Utah Faculty

ARUP Laboratories currently provides mobile and web applications for its two test reference guidelines, ARUP Consult® and ARUP Laboratory Test Directory. ARUP hopes that its client physicians use these guidelines to order the most appropriate tests and to make correct diagnoses based on the interpretation of test results. ARUP expends much effort to track client test ordering patterns and to suggest changes to test ordering as ARUP updates its test suite periodically. ARUP currently does not track its clients' decisions on diagnosis, based on reported test results. The Federated Utah Research and Translational Health e-Repository (FURTHeR) intends to federate patient medical record data from Utah's three largest healthcare providers University of Utah Healthcare, Intermountain Healthcare, and Salt Lake City Veterans Administration who are also major ARUP clients. This project proposes to model ARUP's test reference guidelines as a disease-test ontology, for integration with the FURTHeR terminology management system, to facilitate the inclusion of ARUP test codes with ICD-9 codes in disease-related queries against the federated patient medical data. It is intended that combining both code sets in federated queries shows an increase in matching patient medical records over similar queries with only ICD-9 codes. Other future benefits to ARUP and the research community are also discussed.

Douglas Rose, a Senior Programmer Analyst at ARUP Laboratories, has worked in the healthcare industry for over 15 years. He received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering in 1992 from Brigham Young University. In 2007, he began his graduate studies in Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah as a certificate student. In 2008, he was accepted into the Master's program.

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