A Framework for Balancing Biomedical Data and Task Complexity in Provisioning Effective Information Services

Mostafa, J.  A Framework for Balancing Biomedical Data and Task Complexity in Provisioning Effective Information Services. Read More.

An attempt toward consolidating 15-years of IR research.  A version of this talk, presented at the Information Discover Lab, OHSU, was recorded and available in Youtube.

Whither bioinformatics?: the promise and peril of an informatics-driven inquiry.

Mostafa, J.  Whither bioinformatics?: the promise and peril of an informatics-driven inquiry. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Jun;123(6):1151-2. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000312.

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Javed with Weimao Study the Clustering Paradox and Scalability of Search in Highly Distributed Environments, 2013

Javed Mostafa and Weimao Ke Study the Clustering Paradox and Scalability of Search in Highly Distributed Environments to appear in ACM Transactions on Information Systems:1-40.

Personalization: Javed, Xiangyu, and Ketan in IHI 2012

Personalization is not a Panacea: Balancing Serendipity and Personalization in Medical News Content Delivery

Delivering consumer health information in a personalized way is a goal for many projects. What are some of the challenge? What are some of the advantages? What is the influence of serendipity in this process? The paper and the project in LAIR attempt to answer some of these critical questions.

Syndrome Detection: Deepika, Javed and Colleagues in IHI 2012

Automated Syndrome Classification using Early Phase Emergency Department Data

Detecting syndromes that may affect a large community in a timely manner based on the North Carolina based NC Detect Data Aggregation system is a goal for this project. An automated classification system and its utility is described in this paper.

LAIR Leading Efforts on Health Information Technology Education

LAIR members Dr. Mostafa and Julia Kampov have been highly active in the last year writing grant proposals and generating new program planning documents for HIT programs. We are happy to report that UNC now has two new graduate education certificates: 1) Clinical Information Science and 2) Nursing Informatics (developed by the School of Nursing). We have received two new grants recently, one internal from the Office of the UNC Provost and another one from the US Health & Human Services / Office of the National Coordinator. The former is toward a coordinator and manager for the program and the latter is for recruiting new graduate students for our emerging HIT programs. The HHS/ONC effort is part of a consortium which includes Duke University as our partner.

Dr. Mostafa and Dr. Rich Medlin Collaborate on Writing a Monograph on Health Informatics

Dr. Mostafa signed a contract with Morgan-Claypool to write a monograph as part of an information science series. He chose Dr.Medlin as his collaborator (a board certified ED physician, who recently joined the Carolina Health Informatics Program), as they recently co-taught the Electronic Health Records course at Carolina. The title of the monograph is “What is Health Informatics and Why Does it Matter?”

Dr. Mostafa Joins the Editorial Board of the Journal of The American Society of Information Science and Technology

JASIST is one of the oldest and most renowned forums for information science scholars. JASIST has a strong focus on informatics and applied information science research, with a strong history of publishing groundbreaking research on ontologies, text-mining, and information retrieval.

“The Entrepreneurial Mindset — Maximizing Faculty Impact,” A Workshop on Entrepreneurship for Faculty Members at UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Mostafa was nominated by his Dean and later invited by the Chancellor to serve in this special workshop aimed at exposing a group of faculty members to entrepreneurial theories and practices, with the goal of supporting them to develop their current projects/initiatives. Dr. Mostafa participated in the team “Powering the Nation” (led by Laura Ruel of School of JoMC) which won the entrepreneurship competition.

Renci, Duke Colleague and MC TRACS Member Javed Publish “Patient Electronic Health Data-Drive Approach to Clinical Decision Support”

Patient Electronic Health Data-Driven Approach to Clinical Decision Support is a brief summary paper describing an ongoing collaboration on a next generation clinical decision support system. The MindsEye system takes advantage of highly interactive, rich visualization to engage the physician at point-of-care in analyzing and diagnosing a patient based on historical, cohort, and medical protocol data.