BIDS-BCHSI Research Xchange Forum -- Holistic Clinical Care Platforms

BIDS-BCHSI Research Xchange Forum 
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 
Time: 12:30-1:30 PM Pacific Time
Location: Virtual Participation 
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12:30-12:50 PM  Research Talk Ben Lacar, 2020-2022 I4H Fellow

12:50-01:10 PM  Research Talk Akram Bayat, 2020-2022 I4H Fellow

01:10-01:30 PM  Q&A

Ben Lacar's Title: Socioeconomic Risk Screening, Documentation, and Interventions

ABSTRACT:  Social determinants of health (SDOH) are conditions of the environments of people that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes. Despite the recent recognition that social adversity can negatively affect health, patient-level screening for socioeconomic adversity or protective factors has not gained widespread adoption. Barriers to screening include logistical barriers (e.g. limited time with patient, constraints of electronic health records) and relational barriers (e.g. lack of trust). Furthermore, patients and providers may be reluctant to discuss socioeconomic conditions in the absence of meaningful interventions. I seek to address tools that can support socioeconomic risk screening, documentation, and related interventions.

Akram Bayat's Title: Situational Awareness Support Dashboard for Clinicians 

ABSTRACT:  Situational awareness plays an important role in healthcare when clinicians make crucial operational decisions that have direct impact on patient outcomes. Situational awareness ensures that the right information is aggregated, comprehended, and projected correctly at the right time, but this is especially challenging as the volume of healthcare data increases and a clinician must quickly assess a patient’s medical history by searching for information that is scattered across multiple screens in the EHR. Our proposed Situational Awareness Support Dashboard  (SASD) brings disparate data streams into a common operational display for real-time data-driven insights and actionable intelligence. SASD launches from a patient’s EHR encounter and delivers patient information into a dashboard with one click.  SASD helps clinicians think thoughtfully and adapt a holistic view of the patient's health trajectory to ensure optimal treatment plans especially for complex patients such as patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions.


The BIDS-BCHSI Research Xchange Forum is an open discussion platform for the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and research projects at the intersection of healthcare and data science. Participants are invited to engage in a variety of activities, including presentations of work-in-progress, discussions and critiques of recent papers and AI methods in healthcare, introductions to new tools and methods, and opportunities to foster new collaborations. Invited speakers include leading voices in AI and Healthcare, and active conversations invite participants to share fresh perspectives. Clinicians and physicians with an interest in data science methods and tools, as well as data science faculty and researchers with applications or interests in the healthcare and health sciences, are welcome and encouraged to participate.  Regular participants will also include the I4H Fellows, as well as post-docs, staff, and faculty from UC Berkeley, UCSF, and Johnson & Johnson. The immediate goals of this Forum are to share our current research projects with a wider audience, and to increase engagement and improve communication among the three host organizations. Meetings will be held virtually on the first Tuesday of each month at 12:30-1:30 PM Pacific Time, and interested members of the UC Berkeley, UCSF, and Johnson & Johnson communities are invited to sign up for our mailing list to receive upcoming individual webinars.  Please contact for more information.


Ben Lacar
UC Berkeley, UCSF
Akram Bayat
UC Berkeley, UCSF
April 6, 2021
12:30-1:30 PM PDT
Virtual Participation


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