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BMIR Research Colloquium Webinar: Computable Science: Follow-up on a Stanford PhD Dissertation - Harold Lehmann, MD, PhD

October 14, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research

“Computable Science: Follow-up on a Stanford PhD Dissertation”


Harold Lehmann, M.D., PhD
Director of Research and Training
Professor of Medicine
John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Thursday, October 14th, 2021 12:00 to 1:00 pm

(MSOB 2nd Floor Rm. X275)
Q&A and Lunch will follow the talk

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Webinar Passcode: 403428 


In 1992, I completed a dissertation on “THOMAS: A Bayesian computer-based approach to the physician's use of the clinical research literature.” That dissertation was my initial foray into the world of computable science. In this presentation, I will review my subsequent activities and link them to current efforts in representing evidence in FHIR, in articulating desiderata for FAIR resources,  in performing distributed research, such as in OHDSI, in performing centralized research in the National COVID Cohort Collaborative, and in analyzing Real World Data. The result is a vision of computable science that goes beyond the current paradigm of reproducible science to a framework that supports a fully informatics-supported cycle of scientific discovery and dissemination.

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