Sunday May 20, 2018

HIT Open Forum

Speaker: Wilson Pace, Director of the American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network
When: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
Time: 11:30am
Where: ECS 243

The Health Information Technology Initiative is pleased to host a forum with Dr. Wilson Pace on 2/23 at 11:30 in ECS243.

Wilson D. Pace, MD, is a Professor of Family Medicine and the Green-Edelman Chair for Practice-based Research at the University of Colorado. He is the director of the American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network (AAFP NRN), the director of SNOCAP – a consortium of practice-based research networks within the University of Colorado, and the Department of Family Medicine’s Information Services group.

The American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network (AAFP NRN) under Dr. Pace’s leadership has established a collaborative framework with the FIU NSF CAKE Center. AAFP NRN is working with FIU on the Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records, particularly in the areas of clinical decision support, feedback reporting, and learning communities.

An accomplished investigator, Dr. Pace’s research has focused on practice reorganization, practice-based research methodology, electronic data collection techniques and patient safety. He serves as the principal investigator, co-investigator, or in an advisory capacity to a number of health information technology, behavioral change, and disease specific projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and several foundations. Dr. Pace’s most recent proposal to the NIH for Transformative Research is focused on developing and implementing a national infrastructure for translational research.

Dr. Pace is the principal architect for a network of EHR enabled primary care practices, the Distributed Ambulatory Research in Therapeutics Network (DARTNet) using both technology and shared learning to help them transform towards a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). DARTNet is a federated network - a collection of databases that reside in multiple member practices and that are linked through a secure Web-based system so they can be searched and queried as one large database while maintaining privacy and confidentiality of patient data.



Dr. Pace will provide an overview of DARTNet and discuss his work and the role of technology in Comparative Effectiveness Research, Translational Research, and Practice Based Research Networks.

The FIU Healthcare Information Technology Initiative (http://hit.fiu.edu) is utilizes the framework of National Science Foundation's FIU-FAU Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Advanced Knowledge Enablement (CAKE) and is guided by the steering committee comprised of the FIU Deans of Medicine, Business, Nursing, Public Health, and Engineering&Computing. The Steering Committee Chairperson is Dean Joyce Elam.

This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers HRD-0317692 and HRD-0833093. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. © 2003-2010 Florida International University