Health Infomatics Seminar: "SE Diabetes Coalition or Community Health Indicators Project"

April 6, 2016 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
HSL 227

Presentation Title: Community Health Improvement and Clinical Informatics

Speaker: Michelle Lyn, MBA (Speaker will be presenting from Duke)

Where: Health Sciences Library, Room 227, UNC-Chapel Hill (335 S. Columbia St)

Seminar Abstract: This seminar will address the concept of a “learning health system.” A learning health system can be advanced if informatics with community engagement, the clinical delivery system, and the research enterprise are successfully integrated. The overall efficiency of medicine and the rational basis for decision making will be enhanced as the practical issues of integrating knowledge into clinical care and public health are solved. These will be the focus of the presentation.

Biosketch: Michelle Lyn, MBA, is a founding member of the Division of Community Health and in 2008 was appointed Chief of the Division, where she holds a leadership role in the creation and expansion of a wide range of collaborative, community-engaged disease prevention and health promotion programs. She planned and directs the Division's educational programs for trainees and faculty, and serves as a leader for the Duke University Health System for the Community Benefit Community Health Needs Assessment and Responsive Strategic Planning Process. She is also Co-Director for the newly formed Duke Center for Community and Population Health Improvement.

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Sponsored by DCHI and the Carolina Health Informatics Program at UNC-Chapel Hill, this series explores key areas in health informatics and includes research results, overviews of research programs, basic, applied, and evaluative projects, and research from varied epistemological stances.