Health Services Research & Development

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FORUM - Translating research into quality health care for Veterans


In This Issue

Director's Letter

Director's Letter
by David Atkins, M.D., M.P.H., Director, HSR&D

Commentary

Embracing "Big Data" and Data Science
by Stephan Fihn, M.D., M.P.H., VHA Office of Analytics and Business Intelligence, Washington, D.C.

Response to Commentary

"Big Data" Challenges for Health Services Research
by David Atkins, M.D., M.P.H., HSR&D, Washington, D.C.

Research Highlights

Using Big Data Meaningfully to Improve Quality and Safety at the Point of Care
by Hardeep Singh, M.D., M.P.H., Houston VA Center for Innovation in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas and Dean F. Sittig, Ph.D., University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics, Houston, Texas


Opportunities for Big Data Research in VA
by Adi V. Gundlapalli, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., Salt Lake Informatics, Decision Enhancement, and Analytic Sciences Center (IDEAS 2.0), VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Salt Lake City, Utah


Predictive Analytics for Population Surveillance and Personalized Medicine: The Example of Acute Kidney Injury
by Michael E. Matheny, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center, VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, Tennessee



Organizational Profile

Ideas 2.0 Center: An Engine for Change
by Matt Samore, M.D., HSR&D Informatics, Decision-Enhancement, and Analytic Sciences Center, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Salt Lake City, Utah