Envisioning a digital infrastructure for a Learning Health System
The Biomedical Informatics Think Tank™ (BITT™)[i] brings together experts at major academic medical institutions who have been working in the fields of health information management, clinical informatics, public health informatics, clinical research informatics, bioinformatics, data mining, HIT training and high performance computing over the last thirty years.Â These individuals are leaders in the field of biomedical informatics and many were involved in building the informatics infrastructure that supported the human genome project and have provided leadership in the development of the NCI Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid® (caBIG®), the largest single effort to integrate clinical and biomedical information for advancing biomedical research.[ii] Others are leaders in building a grid and cloud infrastructure to support academic science and biomedical informatics programs like caBIG.
Several blogs, white papers, a business plan, and relevant articles by or about the BITT members are provided as links below. Â You can also read about the original thinking that went into the development of BITT in blogs on this site about Think Tanks. Â For more information about BITT or an interest in joining as a member of BITT contact Tom Caruso at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quantal Semantics, Inc. was established in September 2011 to take advantage of the developments that three of the BITT members have been pursuing regarding a Quantal Universal Exchange Language (QuantalUEL) and a health information cloud that would be populated with health information tagged using QuantalUEL.
6/30/2011: T.P. Caruso:Â Let’s Think Different!
6/27/2011: T.P. Caruso: Why Build a Health Data Cloud?
6/26/2011: T.P. Caruso: A Health Data Cloud is a Powerful Tool for Health Research
6/14/2011: Barry Robson1,2, Ulysses G.J. Balis1,3 and Thomas P. Caruso1,4. Considerations for a Universal Exchange Language for Healthcare, IEEE Healthcom ’11, June 13-15, 2011, Columbia, MO. (Poster here and Presentation here)
6/4/2011: T.P. Caruso: Why Change Healthcare One BITT at a Time?
5/6/2011: T.P. Caruso: BITT Comments on Federal Health IT Strategic Plan
4/28/2011 T.P. Caruso:Â Bad Googling in a Health Information Cloud
4/16/2011 T.P. Caruso:Â The Never Identified Patient:Â Do you need to be identified when receiving healthcare services?
4/15/2011: T.P. Caruso:Â Thinking â€œOut-of-the-Boxâ€ About a New Exchange Architecture
4/8/2011: T.P. Caruso comments on: Health IT Advisers Blast Data Exchange Policies, Information Week Healthcare
3/25/2011: Secure Aggregation Model for a Universal Exchange Language – White Paper, Authors: Barry Robson1,2, Ulysses G.J. Balis1,3 and Thomas P. Caruso1,4
3/24/2011: T.P. Caruso: A Universal Exchange Language Supports Comparative Effectiveness and Biomedical Research – Presentation at Health Informatics Pulse, Barking Dog, Bethesda, MD.
3/14/2011: T.P. Caruso: Content Intentions: Why, Who, What, When, Where and How
12/13/2011: T.P. Caruso: Getting a Biomedical Informatics Think Tankâ„¢ off the Ground
10/31/2011: T.P. Caruso: Moving Ahead with Creating a Think Tank
10/4/2011: T.P. Caruso: Structuring a Think Tank for Government Contract Opportunities
1Member, Biomedical Informatics Think Tank
2 St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine, Florida and Grand Cayman, and Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Stout
3Associate Professor and Director, Division of Pathology Informatics, University of Michigan,
4President, T.P. Caruso & Associates, LLC