Big Data for Oral Health Knowledge: Second Installment of Resources

Dr. Elsbeth Kalenderian, Associate Professor and Chair Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology Department and Chief of Quality at the Harvard Dental Center, presented “Standardized Diagnostic Terminology for Dental Research.”

Dr. Gil Alterovitz, Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School in the Center for Biomedical Informatics, and Director of the Biomedical Cybernetics Laboratory presented about the “SMART Platform and API for Clinical Genomic Apps.” Remember, he also suggested this video that shows an external site (Vanderbilt) creating an app using the SMART on FHIR Genomics API that my team developed.

Dr. Helen Whelton who is Dean at the University of Leeds presented ADVOCATE, the Added Value Oral Care project for developing and comparing new models for safe and efficient, prevention-oriented and patient-centered health care systems.

Dr. Michael Sullivan, updated us on the “Global Collaboration in the Cloud,” reminding us to think globally in the cloud and to consider global collaborations.

IADR-I2 Workshop 3-14-2015
Figure 1: Participants interact during the Big Data for Oral Health Knowledge and get the work that lies ahead started.

Please stay tuned for more information from the Workshop and the next steps.

Chris, Khalil, Lynn and Heiko

Christopher H. Fox, DMD, DMSc Executive Director International & American Associations for Dental Research

Khalil Yazdi, PhD CIO in Residence, Cloud Services Program Development at Internet2

Lynn Johnson, PhD Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness Clinical Professor, School of Information The University of Michigan

Heiko Spallek, DMD, PhD, MSBA Associate Professor, Dental Public Health Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Executive Director, Center for Informatics in Oral Health Translational Research School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Big Data for Oral Health Knowledge; How to get the Big Answers–Successful Completion of the Workshop

After successful completion of the Workshop Big Data for Oral Health Knowledge; How to get the Big Answers that occurred in conjunction with 2015 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition in Boston on March 14, 2015, the participants sensed that there is still a lot of work ahead of the community.

This blog post will share a first batch of resources that were mentioned during the workshop by some of the presenters.

The organizers would also like to use the opportunity to thank all presenters as well as the participants for their time and efforts. Special thanks goes to IADR and Internet2, both have contributed substantial resources to make this event happen.

Dr. Charles Friedman’s Learning Health System (LHS): In addition to his presentation, he shared several resources that I list here: Brett James video “We Count Our Successes in Lives” for full version and here excerpts.

LHS case example Pancreatic Cancer
LHS case example Hypertension

Essential Standards to Enable Learning (ESTEL)

Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS)

Dr. Muhammad Walji’s presentation “Big Mouth Dental Data Repository”:

Big Mouth Data Repository:
A while ago, I interviewed Muhammad as part of our COHRI outreach efforts.

My presentation “Converting Data Cemeteries into Sources of Knowledge”:
The link that includes all the references is here.

Please stay tuned for more presentation slides and notes about the Workshop.

Chris, Khalil, Lynn and Heiko

Christopher H. Fox, DMD, DMSc Executive Director International & American Associations for Dental Research

Khalil Yazdi, PhD CIO in Residence, Cloud Services Program Development at Internet2

Lynn Johnson, PhD Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness Clinical Professor, School of Information The University of Michigan

Heiko Spallek, DMD, PhD, MSBA Associate Professor, Dental Public Health Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Executive Director, Center for Informatics in Oral Health Translational Research School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Big Data for Oral Health Knowledge: SMART Platform

Dr. Gil Alterovitz, Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School in the Center for Biomedical Informatics, will speak about the “SMART Platform and API for Clinical Genomic Apps.”

Gil is Director of the Biomedical Cybernetics Laboratory and core faculty member of the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program. He is also affiliated with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Gill will explain how a standard can spark innovation and expand Big Data usage. SMART accelerates medical application innovation and research removing roadblocks for developers. He suggested that we watch the video below that shows an external site (Vanderbilt) creating an app using the SMART on FHIR Genomics API that his team developed:

Please feel free to share your thoughts with us.

Chris, Khalil, Lynn and Heiko

Christopher H. Fox, DMD, DMSc Executive Director International & American Associations for Dental Research

Khalil Yazdi, PhD CIO in Residence, Cloud Services Program Development at Internet2

Lynn Johnson, PhD Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness Clinical Professor, School of Information The University of Michigan

Heiko Spallek, DMD, PhD, MSBA Associate Professor, Dental Public Health Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Executive Director, Center for Informatics in Oral Health Translational Research School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Big Data for Oral Health Knowledge: BigMouth for BigData?

Dr. Muhammad Walji, Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences and Associate Dean for Technology Services & Informatics at the School of Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, will present about BigMouth.

BigMouth is a unique dataset that has been developed by dental schools who are part of the Consortium for Oral Health Research and Informatics (COHRI). BigMouth currently contains data from over one million patients derived from electronic health records from five dental institutions. BigMouth contains demographics, diagnoses, procedures, periodontal measurements, odontogram/tooth measurements, medical and dental histories, medications, insurance and information about the provider type (hygienist, dentist, dental student, resident). In his presentation, Muhammad will review how these institutions came together, developed a data governance framework that promotes data sharing, and some of the benefits and challenges of using EHR data for secondary research.

A while ago, I interviewed him as part of our COHRI outreach efforts: http://vimeo.com/89624410

Please feel free to share your thoughts with us.

Chris, Khalil, Lynn and Heiko

Christopher H. Fox, DMD, DMSc Executive Director International & American Associations for Dental Research

Khalil Yazdi, PhD CIO in Residence, Cloud Services Program Development at Internet2

Lynn Johnson, PhD Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness Clinical Professor, School of Information The University of Michigan

Heiko Spallek, DMD, PhD, MSBA Associate Professor, Dental Public Health Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Executive Director, Center for Informatics in Oral Health Translational Research School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Big Data for Oral Health Knowledge: Preparing for the Workshop

Dr. Elsbeth Kalenderian, one of the presenters at the Workshop and Associate Professor and Chair Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology Department and Chief of Quality at the Harvard Dental Center, will talk about Standardized Terminology. She posted the following two questions to all the participants in order to trigger some discussions related to her presentation:

  1. What will make the average dental provider move to implement a diagnostic terminology, regardless if it is the DDS, ICD or a ref set?
  2. How can standardized terminologies be helpful in the integration of oral health into general health or more directly how can it facilitate inter-professional collaboration?

Please feel free to share your thoughts here with us.

Chris, Khalil, Lynn and Heiko

Christopher H. Fox, DMD, DMSc Executive Director International & American Associations for Dental Research

Khalil Yazdi, PhD CIO in Residence, Cloud Services Program Development at Internet2

Lynn Johnson, PhD Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness Clinical Professor, School of Information The University of Michigan

Heiko Spallek, DMD, PhD, MSBA Associate Professor, Dental Public Health Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Executive Director, Center for Informatics in Oral Health Translational Research School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh