The BIRD Center engages in biomedical informatics research, education, and service to develop informatics theories and methods, to discover and disseminate biomedical knowledge, and to improve individuals' and population's health. Our work is focusing on modeling biomedical data and knowledge, managing them in context of workflow and team collaboration, developing online resources, and delivering behavioral interventions to improve processes and outcomes of biomedical research, clinical education, and patient care.

Selected Publications

  1. Le XH, Lee S, Lee Y-K, Lee H, Khalid M, and Sankar R, 'Activity-oriented access control to ubiquitous hospital information and services', Information Sciences (Elsevier),2010, 180(16), 2979-2990
  2. Peleg M, Shachak A, Wang, D, Karnieli E, "Using multi-perspective methodologies to study users' interactions with the prototype front end of a guideline-based decision support system for diabetic foot care." International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2009; 78(7): 482-493.
  3. Boxwala AA, Peleg M, Tu S, Ogunyemi O, Zeng QT, Wang D, Patel VL, Greenes RA, Shortliffe EH. "GLIF3: a representation format for sharable computer-interpretable clinical practice guidelines." Journal of biomedical informatics. 2004; 37(3):147-61.
  4. Wang D, Peleg M, Tu SW, Boxwala AA, Ogunyemi O, Zeng Q, Greenes RA, Patel VL, Shortliffe EH. "Design and implementation of the GLIF3 guideline execution engine." Journal of biomedical informatics. 2004; 37(5):305-18.
  5. Wang D. "Translating Arden MlMs into GLIF guidelines--a case study of hyperkalemia patient screening." Studies in health technology and informatics. 2004; 101

On-going Projects

  • HIV Clinical Education Initiative (CEI)
    The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute's Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) is designed to meet the HIV educational needs of providers throughout New York State
  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute(CTSI)
    The CTSI is assembling the people and resources that will help scientists and physicians at the University of Rochester and across upstate New York collaborate to produce innovative science and technology that improves health



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