Health Informatics studies

The use of health informatics in research continues to grow. Health informatics includes the development and use of electronic health records, public health informatics (for example, for disease surveillance), and translational and clinical research-enabling technologies. Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect®, our electronic health record, provides excellent opportunities for researchers to contribute to improving patient care. Our researchers use natural language processing to gather data that can’t otherwise be captured from medical records, which has helped identify patients with lung nodules. SCENT Study: Identifying primary and recurrent cancer diagnosis with SAS computer program

Developing a Risk Prediction Model and Evaluating the Economic Burden of Ankylosing Spondylitis in an Integrated Healthcare System

The primary aim is to develop an ankylosing spondylitis risk prediction model using data from Kaiser’s electronic medical records (EMR). We will also evaluate medical expenditure, health related quality of life and work productivity losses associated with ankylosing spondylitis.

Principal Investigator:

Aniket A. Kawatkar, PhD, MS

Funding Source:

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Funding Years:

2020 - 2022