Congratulations to the HIR Graduating class of 2011!!

We are so proud of our 2011 graduates from Health Informatics Research at UOIT:

Graduate Students

Kathleen Smith - Master of Health Science (Health Informatics)

Agam Dhanoa - Master of Health Science (Health Informatics)

Rishikesan Kamaleswaran - Master of Science (Computer Science)

4th Year Research Practicum Students

Andrea Steadman - Bachelor of Health Science

Rachael Taylor - Bachelor of Health Science

For further details please click here.

Professor McGregor Presents at IBM Big Data Symposium

Professor McGregor presented on her Artemis based Research at the IBM Big Data Symposium on Wednesday 11th May, 2011 at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center, Yorktown, NY. The event was attended by IT Analysts learning about new tools and techniques for working with Big Data. Professor McGregor was part of a keynote panel session of industry practitioners and researchers who are currently immersed and working with Big Data.

SickKids 50 Years of Neonatology Anniversary Dinner

In April 2011, Dr. Carolyn McGregor attended the SickKids 50 years of Neonatology Anniversary Dinner along with the HIR team’s collaborators from the Children’s Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai China.

Dr. Xiaoling Ge (left), the CIO for the Children’s Hospital of Fudan University and Dr Yun Cao (middle), the Clinical Director from their NICU were on their first visit to Toronto funded by a CIHR and NSFC China Canada Grant, awarded to Dr McGregor's team and Dr Cao's team. They are joined by Dr. McGregor (right) in the photo below.

Professor Eklund Presents Invited talk at OECD-NSF

On February 15, 2011, Assistant Professor Mikael Eklund presented an invited talk at the OECD-NSF Workshop: Building a Smarter Health and Wellness Future in Washington DC, USA. Details of the conference are at:

http://www.oecd.org/document/4/0,3746,en_2649_37407_46766340_1_1_1_37407...

Dr McGregor awarded coveted CIHR Operating Grant

Dr McGregor has been awarded over $300,000 for a CIHR Operating Grant to progress early clinical research using the Artemis platform to anaylse physiological data streams. The research will focus on three common and devestating conditions that can be developed by permature and ill-term babies. Her application was one of less than 17% that were successful.

Artemis Project wins IBM Infosphere Innovation Award

HIR @ UOIT goes to EMBC 08

From August 20th-24th several members from the UOIT Health Informatics Research team attended the EMBC (Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society) 2008 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The general theme of EMBC'08 is "Personalized Healthcare through Technology", covering a broad spectrum of topics from biomedical and clinical engineering and physics to medical and clinical applications.

We will be presenting the following papers at the conference this year:

Paper ThDPo17.1  
A Method for Physiological Data Transmission to Support the Service of Critical Care Using DICOM and HL7
Eklund, J. Mikael    Univ. of Ontario Inst. of Tech.
McGregor, Carolyn    Univ. of Ontario Inst. of Tech.
Smith, Kathleen P.    Univ. of Ontario Inst. of Tech.

Paper ThDPo17.5
Multi-Dimensional Knowledge Translation: Enabling Health Informatics Capacity Audits Using Patient Journey Models
Catley, Christina    Univ. of Ontario Inst. of Tech.
McGregor, Carolyn    Univ. of Ontario Inst. of Tech.
Percival, Jennifer    Univ. of Ontario Inst. of Tech.
Curry, Joanne Marie    Univ. of Western Sydney
James, Andrew    Univ. of Toronto

Paper ThDPo17.6
A Structured Approach to Requirements Gathering Creation Using PaJMa Models
McGregor, Carolyn    Univ. of Ontario Inst. of Tech.
Percival, Jennifer    Univ. of Ontario Inst. of Tech.
Curry, Joanne Marie    Univ. of Western Sydney
Foster, Donna    Whiby Mental Health Centre
Anstey, Erin    Whitby Mental Health Centre
Churchill, Debra    Whitby Mental Health Centre

Paper FrCT11.3
Women in Biomedical Engineering and Health Informatics and Its Impact on Gender Representation for Accepted Publications at IEEE EMBC 2007
McGregor, Carolyn    Univ. of Ontario Inst. of Tech.
Smith, Kathleen P.    Univ. of Ontario Inst. of Tech.
Percival, Jennifer    Univ. of Ontario Inst. of Tech.

Paper SaBPo17.2
Multi-Dimensional Temporal Abstraction and Data Mining of Medical Time Series Data: Trends and Challenges

Catley, Christina    Univ. of Ontario Inst. of Tech.
Stratti, Heidi    Univ. of Western Sydney
McGregor, Carolyn    Univ. of Ontario Inst. of Tech.

Paper FrBPo07.19
Real-Time Signal Processing of Accelerometer Data for Wearable Medical Patient Monitoring Devices
Van Wieringen, Matt    UOIT
Eklund, J. Mikael    Univ. of Ontario Inst. of Tech.

A full list of authors at the EMBC 08 can be found here.

For more information about the IEEE EMBC 08 conference, please visit http://www.embc2008.com/

HIR Web Development in progress

The HIR Web Development is in progress as of May 23, 2008.

The website should be fully developed by June 16st, 2008.

Any web-related issues, questions or concerns can be forwarded to Jennifer Percival or Carolyn McGregor.


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