Vimla Patel

Department of Biomedical Informatics
Mayo Clinic, Samuel C Johnson Research Bldg
13212 E. Shea Blvd
Scottsdale
Research Professor (FSC)
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Biography

Vimla Patel is a professor of biomedical informatics and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Informatics and Decision Making in the School of Health Information Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. From 2007-2009, she served as interim chair and vice chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Arizona State University, moving from Columbia University in New York. She has also served on the faculty at McGill University. As a leader in adapting methods/theories from cognitive science and in innovating new approaches that provide scientific foundation for medical education, her research includes role of cognition in designing a safer clinical workplace. Her studies focus on complexity of the distributed cognitive system that underlies critical care decisions and on the impact of technology on human cognition and competent performance.

Education

Ph.D. (D.Sc.), McGill University 1981

Publications

  • Brixey, J. J., Robinson, D. J., Johnson, C. W., Johnson, T.R., Turley, J.P., Patel, V. L., & Zhang, J. Interruptions in a Level One Trauma Center: A case study. International Journal of Medical Informatics (2008).
  • Cohen, T., Blatter, B., Patel, V. Simulating Expert Clinical Comprehension: Adapting Latent Semantic Analysis to Accurately Extract Clinical Concepts from Psychiatric Narrative. Journal of Biomedical Informatics (2008).
  • Greenes, R.A., Panchanathan, S., Patel V., Silverman, H., Shortliffe, E.H. Biomedical Informatics in the Desert - A new and unique program at Arizona State University. Methods of Information in Medicine (2008).
  • Hakimzada, A.F., Green, R.A., Sayan, O.R., Zhang, J., & Patel, V.L. The nature and occurrence of registration errors in the emergency department. International Journal of Medical Informatics (2008).
  • Patel, V. L., Cohen, T. New Perspectives on Error in Critical Care. Current Opinions in Critical Care (2008).
  • Patel, V. L.,Yoskowitz, N. A., Kaufman,D.R., Shortliffe, E. H. Discerning Patterns of HIV Risk in Healthy Young Adults. American Journal of Medicine (2008).
  • Patel, V.L, Gutnik, L.A., Karlin, D.R., Pusic, M. Calibrating urgency: triage decision-making in a pediatric emergency department. Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice (2008).
  • Patel, V.L., Zhang, J., Yoskowitz, N. A, Green, R., Sayan, O. R. Translational Cognition for Decision Support in Critical Care Environments: A Review. Journal of Biomedical Informatics (2008).
  • Arocha, J. F & Patel, V. L. Methods in the study of clinical reasoning. Clinical reasoning in the health professions (2008).
  • Kaufman, D. R., Yoskowitz, N. A., & Patel, V. L. Clinical reasoning and biomedical knowledge: Implications for teaching. Clinical reasoning in the health professions (2008).
  • Kaufman, D.R, Keselman & Patel, V.L. Changing Conceptions in Health and Medicine. Handbook of Research on Conceptual Change (2008).

Research Activity

  • Patel,Vimla*, Cohen,Trevor Alan, Kahol,Kanav. Cognitive Aspects of Mental Disorders Diagnosis and Treatment in Primary Care. SFAz(7/1/2008 - 8/31/2009).
  • Patel,Vimla*. BMI-AHCCCS Interagency Service Agreement - Task One. AHCCCS(2/22/2008 - 5/22/2009).
  • Patel,Vimla*. Usability Evaluation of AHLTA. UT Health Science Ctr.-Houston(2/11/2008 - 10/31/2009).
  • Patel,Vimla*, Cohen,Trevor Alan, Kahol,Kanav. Cognitive Complexity and Error in Critical Care. MCDONNELL (JAMES S) FDN(1/1/2008 - 1/1/2013).
  • Patel,Vimla*. Image Mining for Comparative Analysis of Expression Patterns in Tissue Microarrays. UMDNJ - RWJMS(9/30/2007 - 9/29/2009).
  • Patel,Vimla*, Patel,Vimla*. Bioscience Research Integration Software Platform. BIOFORTIS(7/6/2007 - 3/1/2010).

Courses

Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
BMI 560 Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 584 Internship
BMI 590 Reading and Conference
BMI 593 Applied Project
CSE 599 Thesis
CSE 790 Reading and Conference
BMI 790 Reading and Conference
CSE 792 Research
BMI 792 Research
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
BMI 484 Internship
BMI 560 Teachng Biomedical Informatics
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
BMI 484 Internship
BMI 560 Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 584 Internship
BMI 593 Applied Project
CSE 595 Continuing Registration
BMI 790 Reading and Conference
CSE 792 Research
BMI 792 Research
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
BMI 560 Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 584 Internship
BMI 590 Reading and Conference
BMI 593 Applied Project
CSE 599 Thesis
CSE 790 Reading and Conference
BMI 790 Reading and Conference
CSE 792 Research
BMI 792 Research
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
BMI 484 Internship
BMI 560 Teachng Biomedical Informatics
CSE 591 Seminar
CSE 595 Continuing Registration
BMI 615 Human Factors Eng Biomed App
BMI 790 Reading and Conference
CSE 792 Research
BMI 792 Research
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
BMI 492 Honors Directed Study
BMI 560 Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 584 Internship
BMI 590 Reading and Conference
BMI 593 Applied Project
CSE 599 Thesis
CSE 790 Reading and Conference
BMI 790 Reading and Conference
CSE 792 Research
BMI 792 Research
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
CSE 599 Thesis
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
BMI 484 Internship
CSE 591 Seminar
CSE 595 Continuing Registration
BMI 615 Human Factors Eng Biomed App
BMI 790 Reading and Conference
CSE 792 Research
BMI 792 Research
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
BMI 492 Honors Directed Study
BMI 499 Individualized Instruction
BMI 560 Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 593 Applied Project
CSE 599 Thesis
CSE 790 Reading and Conference
BMI 790 Reading and Conference
CSE 792 Research
BMI 792 Research
BMI 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
CSE 599 Thesis
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
CSE 591 Seminar
BMI 615 Human Factors Eng Biomed App
BMI 792 Research
BMI 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
BMI 591 Seminar
CSE 591 Seminar
CSE 790 Reading and Conference

Presentations

  • Patel, V.L. --. AMIA Academic Forum-AAHC Design Session for BMI Competency (Oct 2008).
  • Patel, V.L. HIV Risk Factors &Safe sexual practices. Second Annual Thought Leadership Symposium, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS (Sep 2008).
  • Patel, V.L. International Adjudication Committee Proposal Review Conference. International Research Chairs Initiative (IRCI) (Aug 2008).
  • Patel, V.L. Cognitive Barriers to Optimal Data Quality and Use. University of Maryland School of Nursing, 18th Annual Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics (Jul 2008).
  • Patel, V.L. User Interface Design and Usability Testing of EHRs and CPOEs. University of Michigan Medical Schools Health Informatics Grand Rounds Lecture Series (May 2008).
  • Patel, V.L. Cognition in the Generation and Management of Medical Errors. Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona (Apr 2008).
  • Patel, V.L. Errors in Medical Practice: Are Misadventures Inevitable?. First presentation of the Mini- Medical School Spring 2008 Lecture Series (Mar 2008).
  • Patel, V.L. Evidence Supporting the Role of Basic Medical Science in Clinical Practice. Inaugural presentation at the Biweekly Basic Medical Sciences Departmental Seminar Series (Jan 2008).
  • Patel, V.L. --. The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) (Jan 2008).

Service

  • AMIA Steering Committee for policy ( Unintended consequences of Health IT), Member (2008 - Present)
  • Scientific program committee, International Medical Informatics Association, Member (2008 - Present)
  • American Medical Informatics Association Academic Forum, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Center for Decision Making and Cognition, Director (2007 - Present)
  • Curriculum Committee, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Arizona State University, Co-chair (2007 - Present)
  • Search Committee for Faculty Recruitment, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Chair (2007 - Present)
  • Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Editor (2007 - Present)
  • Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Associate Editor (2007 - Present)
  • Advances in health science education, Editor (2006 - Present)
  • Methods of Information in Medicine, Editor (2006 - Present)
  • American Medical Informatics Association Student Paper Competition Selection Committee, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Clinical Research Review Committee, the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), Member (2007 - 2008)
  • International Adjudication Committee, International Research Chairs Initiative (IRCI), Member (2007 - 2008)