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Remote Methods for Conducting Tobacco-Focused Clinical Trials.

Jennifer Dahne, Rachel L Tomko, Erin A McClure, Jihad S Obeid, Matthew J Carpenter,

Most tobacco-focused clinical trials are based on locally-conducted studies that face significant challenges to implementation and successful execution. These challenges include the need for large, diverse, yet still representative study samples. This often means a protracted, costly, and inefficient recruitment process. Multi-site clinical trials can overcome some of these hurdles ... Read more >>

Nicotine Tob. Res. (Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco)
[2020, :]

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Identifying and Predicting Intentional Self-Harm in Electronic Health Record Clinical Notes: Deep Learning Approach.

Jihad S Obeid, Jennifer Dahne, Sean Christensen, Samuel Howard, Tami Crawford, Lewis J Frey, Tracy Stecker, Brian E Bunnell,

BACKGROUND:Suicide is an important public health concern in the United States and around the world. There has been significant work examining machine learning approaches to identify and predict intentional self-harm and suicide using existing data sets. With recent advances in computing, deep learning applications in health care are gaining momentum. ... Read more >>

JMIR Med Inform (JMIR medical informatics)
[2020, 8(7):e17784]

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A Comparative Analysis of Speed and Accuracy for Three Off-the-Shelf De-Identification Tools.

Paul M Heider, Jihad S Obeid, Stéphane M Meystre,

A growing quantity of health data is being stored in Electronic Health Records (EHR). The free-text section of these clinical notes contains important patient and treatment information for research but also contains Personally Identifiable Information (PII), which cannot be freely shared within the research community without compromising patient confidentiality and ... Read more >>

(AMIA Joint Summits on Translational Science proceedings. AMIA Joint Summits on Translational Science)
[2020, 2020:241-250]

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An artificial intelligence approach to COVID-19 infection risk assessment in virtual visits: A case report.

Jihad S Obeid, Matthew Davis, Matthew Turner, Stephane M Meystre, Paul M Heider, Edward C O'Bryan, Leslie A Lenert,

OBJECTIVE:In an effort to improve the efficiency of computer algorithms applied to screening for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing, we used natural language processing and artificial intelligence-based methods with unstructured patient data collected through telehealth visits. MATERIALS AND METHODS:After segmenting and parsing documents, we conducted analysis of overrepresented words in ... Read more >>

J Am Med Inform Assoc (Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA)
[2020, 27(8):1321-1325]

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Leveraging Health System Telehealth and Informatics Infrastructure to Create a Continuum of Services for COVID-19 Screening, Testing, and Treatment.

Dee Ford, Jillian B Harvey, James McElligott, Kathryn King, Kit N Simpson, Shawn Valenta, Emily H Warr, Tasia Walsh, Ellen Debenham, Carla Teasdale, Stephane Meystre, Jihad S Obeid, Leslie A Lenert,

BACKGROUND:COVID-19 challenges and needs required health systems to rapidly redesign the delivery of care. OBJECTIVE:To describe our approach in using health information technology to provide a continuum of services during the COVID-19 pandemic. MATERIALS AND METHODS:Our health system deployed four COVID-19 telehealth programs, and four biomedical informatics innovations to screen ... Read more >>

J Am Med Inform Assoc (Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA)
[2020, :]

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OHMI: the ontology of host-microbiome interactions.

Yongqun He, Haihe Wang, Jie Zheng, Daniel P Beiting, Anna Maria Masci, Hong Yu, Kaiyong Liu, Jianmin Wu, Jeffrey L Curtis, Barry Smith, Alexander V Alekseyenko, Jihad S Obeid,

BACKGROUND:Host-microbiome interactions (HMIs) are critical for the modulation of biological processes and are associated with several diseases. Extensive HMI studies have generated large amounts of data. We propose that the logical representation of the knowledge derived from these data and the standardized representation of experimental variables and processes can foster integration ... Read more >>

J Biomed Semantics (Journal of biomedical semantics)
[2019, 10(1):25]

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Automated detection of altered mental status in emergency department clinical notes: a deep learning approach.

Jihad S Obeid, Erin R Weeda, Andrew J Matuskowitz, Kevin Gagnon, Tami Crawford, Christine M Carr, Lewis J Frey,

BACKGROUND:Machine learning has been used extensively in clinical text classification tasks. Deep learning approaches using word embeddings have been recently gaining momentum in biomedical applications. In an effort to automate the identification of altered mental status (AMS) in emergency department provider notes for the purpose of decision support, we compare ... Read more >>

BMC Med Inform Decis Mak (BMC medical informatics and decision making)
[2019, 19(1):164]

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Impact of De-Identification on Clinical Text Classification Using Traditional and Deep Learning Classifiers.

Jihad S Obeid, Paul M Heider, Erin R Weeda, Andrew J Matuskowitz, Christine M Carr, Kevin Gagnon, Tami Crawford, Stephane M Meystre,

Clinical text de-identification enables collaborative research while protecting patient privacy and confidentiality; however, concerns persist about the reduction in the utility of the de-identified text for information extraction and machine learning tasks. In the context of a deep learning experiment to detect altered mental status in emergency department provider notes, ... Read more >>

Stud Health Technol Inform (Studies in health technology and informatics)
[2019, 264:283-287]

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Automatically identifying social isolation from clinical narratives for patients with prostate Cancer.

Vivienne J Zhu, Leslie A Lenert, Brian E Bunnell, Jihad S Obeid, Melanie Jefferson, Chanita Hughes Halbert,

BACKGROUND:Social isolation is an important social determinant that impacts health outcomes and mortality among patients. The National Academy of Medicine recently recommended that social isolation be documented in electronic health records (EHR). However, social isolation usually is not recorded or obtained as coded data but rather collected from patient self-report ... Read more >>

BMC Med Inform Decis Mak (BMC medical informatics and decision making)
[2019, 19(1):43]

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Correction to: Automatically identifying social isolation from clinical narratives for patients with prostate Cancer.

Vivienne J Zhu, Leslie A Lenert, Brian E Bunnell, Jihad S Obeid, Melanie Jefferson, Chanita Hughes Halbert,

Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported an error in one of the authors' names. ... Read more >>

BMC Med Inform Decis Mak (BMC medical informatics and decision making)
[2019, 19(1):89]

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An Exploration of Useful Telemedicine-Based Resources for Clinical Research.

Brian E Bunnell, Gina Sprague, Suparna Qanungo, Michelle Nichols, Kathryn Magruder, Steven Lauzon, Jihad S Obeid, Leslie A Lenert, Brandon M Welch,

Background: Clinical trials are key to ensuring high-quality, effective, and safe health care interventions, but there are many barriers to their successful and timely implementation. Difficulties with participant recruitment and enrollment are largely affected by difficulties with obtaining informed consent. Teleconsent is a telemedicine- based approach to obtaining informed consent ... Read more >>

Telemed J E Health (Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association)
[2020, 26(1):51-65]

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Sustainability considerations for clinical and translational research informatics infrastructure.

Jihad S Obeid, Peter Tarczy-Hornoch, Paul A Harris, William K Barnett, Nicholas R Anderson, Peter J Embi, William R Hogan, Douglas S Bell, Leslie D McIntosh, Boyd Knosp, Umberto Tachinardi, James J Cimino, Firas H Wehbe,

A robust biomedical informatics infrastructure is essential for academic health centers engaged in translational research. There are no templates for what such an infrastructure encompasses or how it is funded. An informatics workgroup within the Clinical and Translational Science Awards network conducted an analysis to identify the scope, governance, and ... Read more >>

(Journal of clinical and translational science)
[2018, 2(5):267-275]

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The association between method of solicitation and patient permissions for use of surplus tissues and contact for future research.

Azza Shoaibi, Jihad S Obeid, Jim C Oates, Melissa L Habrat, Leslie A Lenert,

Objective:Obtaining patient permissions for research contact and for surplus tissue use as part of routine clinical practice can improve research participation. This study aims to investigate the difference in patient permissions for use of surplus tissues, and for direct contact for research, using 2 different methods of solicitation. Methods:An opt-in, ... Read more >>

(JAMIA open)
[2018, 1(2):195-201]

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Research participation preferences as expressed through a patient portal: implications of demographic characteristics.

Jihad S Obeid, Azza Shoaibi, Jim C Oates, Melissa L Habrat, Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Leslie A Lenert,

Objective:As patient portals are increasingly used for research recruitment, it is important to examine the demographic makeup of research registries that are populated via portals and the factors that influence participation in these registries. Methods:We examined the response to a routine research preference questionnaire among patients who were enrolled in ... Read more >>

(JAMIA open)
[2018, 1(2):202-209]

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Facilitating the Informed Consent Process Using Teleconsent: Protocol for a Feasibility and Efficacy Study.

Saif Khairat, Paige Ottmar, Betsy Sleath, Brandon Welch, Suparna Qanungo, Michelle Nichols, Jihad S Obeid,

BACKGROUND:Informed consent is among the biggest challenges in recruiting participants for clinical research studies. Researchers face many challenges in conducting clinical trials, some of which include budgetary restrictions, lack of trained personnel, and difficulty recruiting study participants-particularly minorities and participants from rural communities. OBJECTIVE:The objective of this study is to ... Read more >>

JMIR Res Protoc (JMIR research protocols)
[2018, 7(10):e11239]

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Teleconsent - A New Modality for Informed Consenting.

Saif Khairat, Jihad S Obeid,

(European journal for biomedical informatics)
[2018, 14(4):63-64]

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Word2Vec inversion and traditional text classifiers for phenotyping lupus.

Clayton A Turner, Alexander D Jacobs, Cassios K Marques, James C Oates, Diane L Kamen, Paul E Anderson, Jihad S Obeid,

Identifying patients with certain clinical criteria based on manual chart review of doctors' notes is a daunting task given the massive amounts of text notes in the electronic health records (EHR). This task can be automated using text classifiers based on Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques along with pattern recognition ... Read more >>

BMC Med Inform Decis Mak (BMC medical informatics and decision making)
[2017, 17(1):126]

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A survey of practices for the use of electronic health records to support research recruitment.

Jihad S Obeid, Laura M Beskow, Marie Rape, Ramkiran Gouripeddi, R Anthony Black, James J Cimino, Peter J Embi, Chunhua Weng, Rebecca Marnocha, John B Buse,

Electronic health records (EHRs) provide great promise for identifying cohorts and enhancing research recruitment. Such approaches are sorely needed, but there are few descriptions in the literature of prevailing practices to guide their use. A multidisciplinary workgroup was formed to examine current practices in the use of EHRs in recruitment ... Read more >>

(Journal of clinical and translational science)
[2017, 1(4):246-252]

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A population-based approach for implementing change from opt-out to opt-in research permissions.

Elizabeth A Marshall, Jim C Oates, Azza Shoaibi, Jihad S Obeid, Melissa L Habrat, Robert W Warren, Kathleen T Brady, Leslie A Lenert,

Due to recently proposed changes in the Common Rule regarding the collection of research preferences, there is an increased need for efficient methods to document opt-in research preferences at a population level. Previously, our institution developed an opt-out paper-based workflow that could not be utilized for research in a scalable ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2017, 12(4):e0168223]

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When Should ED Physicians Use an HIE? Predicting Presence of Patient Data in an HIE.

Christine Marie Carr, Steven Howard Saef, Jingwen Zhang, Zemin Su, Cathy L Melvin, Jihad S Obeid, Wenle Zhao, J Christophe Arnaud, Justin Marsden, Adam B Sendor, Leslie Lenert, William P Moran, Patrick D Mauldin,

Health information exchanges (HIEs) make possible the construction of databases to characterize patients as multisystem users (MSUs), those visiting emergency departments (EDs) of more than one hospital system within a region during a 1-year period. HIE data can inform an algorithm highlighting patients for whom information is more likely to ... Read more >>

South. Med. J. (Southern medical journal)
[2016, 109(7):427-433]

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Scientific retreats with 'speed dating': networking to stimulate new interdisciplinary translational research collaborations and team science.

Damayanthi Ranwala, Anthony J Alberg, Kathleen T Brady, Jihad S Obeid, Randal Davis, Perry V Halushka,

To stimulate the formation of new interdisciplinary translational research teams and innovative pilot projects, the South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research (SCTR) Institute (South Carolina Clinical and Translational Science Award, CTSA) initiated biannual scientific retreats with 'speed dating' networking sessions. Retreat themes were prioritized based on the following criteria; cross-cutting ... Read more >>

J Investig Med (Journal of investigative medicine : the official publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research)
[2017, 65(2):382-390]

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Health Information Exchange in the ED: What Do ED Clinicians Think?

Cathy L Melvin, Steven H Saef, Holly O Pierce, Jihad S Obeid, Christine M Carr,

Our regional health information exchange (HIE), known as Carolina eHealth Alliance (CeHA)-HIE, serves all major hospital systems in our region and is accessible to emergency department (ED) clinicians in those systems. We wanted to understand reasons for low CeHA-HIE utilization and explore options for improving it.We implemented a 24-item user ... Read more >>

South. Med. J. (Southern medical journal)
[2016, 109(7):419-426]

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An efficient approach for surveillance of childhood diabetes by type derived from electronic health record data: the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study.

Victor W Zhong, Jihad S Obeid, Jean B Craig, Emily R Pfaff, Joan Thomas, Lindsay M Jaacks, Daniel P Beavers, Timothy S Carey, Jean M Lawrence, Dana Dabelea, Richard F Hamman, Deborah A Bowlby, Catherine Pihoker, Sharon H Saydah, Elizabeth J Mayer-Davis,

OBJECTIVE:To develop an efficient surveillance approach for childhood diabetes by type across 2 large US health care systems, using phenotyping algorithms derived from electronic health record (EHR) data. MATERIALS AND METHODS:Presumptive diabetes cases <20 years of age from 2 large independent health care systems were identified as those having ≥1 ... Read more >>

J Am Med Inform Assoc (Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA)
[2016, 23(6):1060-1067]

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A Comprehensive View of Frequent Emergency Department Users Based on Data from a Regional HIE.

Steven Howard Saef, Christine Marie Carr, Jeffrey S Bush, Marc T Bartman, Adam B Sendor, Wenle Zhao, Zemin Su, Jingwen Zhang, Justin Marsden, J Christophe Arnaud, Cathy L Melvin, Leslie Lenert, William P Moran, Patrick D Mauldin, Jihad S Obeid,

OBJECTIVES:A small but significant number of patients make frequent emergency department (ED) visits to multiple EDs within a region. We have a unique health information exchange (HIE) that includes every ED encounter in all hospital systems in our region. Using our HIE we were able to characterize all frequent ED ... Read more >>

South. Med. J. (Southern medical journal)
[2016, 109(7):434-439]

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IRB reliance: An informatics approach.

Jihad S Obeid, Randall W Alexander, Stephanie M Gentilin, Brigette White, Christine B Turley, Kathleen T Brady, Leslie A Lenert,

Multi-site Institutional Review Board (IRB) review of clinical research projects is an important but complex and time-consuming activity that is hampered by disparate non-interoperable computer systems for management of IRB applications. This paper describes our work toward harmonizing the workflow and data model of IRB applications through the development of ... Read more >>

J Biomed Inform (Journal of biomedical informatics)
[2016, 60:58-65]

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