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When Informationists Get Involved: the CHICA-GIS Project

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Author(s): Elizabeth C. Whipple | Jere D. Odell | Rick K. Ralston | Gilbert C. Liu

Journal: Journal of eScience Librarianship
ISSN 2161-3974

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 41;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Informationist Services

ABSTRACT
Child Health Improvement through Computer Automation (CHICA) is a computer decision support system (CDSS) that interfaces with existing electronic medical record systems (EMRS) and delivers "just in time" patient-relevant guidelines to physicians during the clinical encounter and accurately captures structured data from all who interact with the system. “Delivering Geospatial Intelligence to Health Care Professionals (CHICA-GIS)” (1R01LM010923-01) expands the medical application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) by integrating a geographic information system with CHICA. To provide knowledge management support for CHICA-GIS, three informationists at the Indiana University School of Medicine were awarded a supplement from the National Library Medicine. The informationists will enhance CHICA-GIS by: improving the accuracy and accessibility of information, managing and mapping the knowledge which undergirds the CHICA-GIS decision support tool, supporting community engagement and consumer health information outreach, and facilitating the dissemination of new CHICA-GIS research results and services.

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