When Informationists Get Involved: The CHICA-GIS Project

Journal of eScience Librarianship 2(1): Article 10, 2013, DOI:dx.doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2013.1035

Posted: 7 Feb 2014

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Elizabeth Whipple

Indiana University School of Medicine

Jere Odell

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Rick Ralston

Indiana University School of Medicine

Gilbert Liu

Indiana University - Children's Health Services Research

Date Written: May 2, 2013

Abstract

Child Health Improvement through Computer Automation (CHICA) is a computer decision support system (CDSS) that interfaces with existing electronic medical record systems (EMRS) and delivers "just in time" patient-relevant guidelines to physicians during the clinical encounter and accurately captures structured data from all who interact with the system. “Delivering Geospatial Intelligence to Health Care Professionals (CHICA-GIS)” (1R01LM010923-01) expands the medical application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) by integrating a geographic information system with CHICA. To provide knowledge management support for CHICA-GIS, three informationists at the Indiana University School of Medicine were awarded a supplement from the National Library Medicine. The informationists will enhance CHICA-GIS by: improving the accuracy and accessibility of information, managing and mapping the knowledge which undergirds the CHICA-GIS decision support tool, supporting community engagement and consumer health information outreach, and facilitating the dissemination of new CHICA-GIS research results and services.

Keywords: Informationists, Clinical descision support, electronic medical records, GIS

Suggested Citation

Whipple, Elizabeth and Odell, Jere and Ralston, Rick and Liu, Gilbert, When Informationists Get Involved: The CHICA-GIS Project (May 2, 2013). Journal of eScience Librarianship 2(1): Article 10, 2013, DOI:dx.doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2013.1035. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2391943

Elizabeth Whipple (Contact Author)

Indiana University School of Medicine ( email )

Indianapolis, ID 46202
United States

Jere Odell

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) ( email )

1309 E. 10th St.
Indianapolis, IN 47405
United States

Rick Ralston

Indiana University School of Medicine ( email )

Indianapolis, ID 46202
United States

Gilbert Liu

Indiana University - Children's Health Services Research ( email )

410 W. 10th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

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