Unstructured Clinical Data Reuse for Precision Medicine Workshop

Medinfo 2017 Workshop:

Unstructured Clinical Data Reuse for Precision Medicine: Current Status and Future Progress

August 24, 2017 (15:00-16:30)

The fast growing adoption of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems results in large quantities of electronic clinical data becoming available. Secondary use, or reuse, of these clinical data is essential to fulfill the potentials for high-quality healthcare, improved healthcare management, and effective clinical research. Clinical data reuse is defined as uses other than personal medical care such as research, public health, quality improvement, and commercial marketing. These uses have many differences but also similarities in expected outcomes, user needs, data protection requirements and ethical concerns.

This workshop offers presentations by domain experts in unstructured clinical data reuse for research and quality improvement. Presentations will focus on automated treatment quality assessment, enhanced patient satisfaction, text mining for personalized cancer treatment, and other related topics.

This panel is sponsored by the IMIA Health Information Systems and Language & Meaning in Biomedicine working groups.


  • Stéphane M. Meystre (Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA)
  • Christian Lovis (Division of Medical Information Sciences, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Thomas Bürkle (Bern University of Applied Sciences, Biel, Switzerland)
  • Hua Xu (School of Biomedical Informatics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX, USA)
  • Guergana Savova (Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA)
  • Hongfanfg Liu (Section of Medical Informatics, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA)
  • Angus Roberts (Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK)
  • Ronald Cornet (Department of Medical Informatics, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Carlos Luis Parra Calderón (Institute of Biomedicine of Seville, Seville, Spain)
  • Andrius Burdionis (Norwegian Centre for E-health Research, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway)
  • Christoph U. Lehmann (Departments of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA)


Stephane Meystre

Christoph Lehmann

Ronald Cornet

Carlos Luis Parra Calderón