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
Date Written: May 2, 2013
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: Suggested Citation