DBMI Chair George Hripcsak Presents 'Drawing Reproducible Conclusions from Observational Clinical Data' In DDL Lecture Series

George Hripcsak, the Chair and Vivian Beaumont Allen Professor of Biomedical Informatics, presented a talk (see right) entitled “Drawing Reproducible Conclusions from Observational Clinical Data” as part of the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture series on March 8, 2022. 
Much of this presentation discusses the OHDSI initiative, which has brought together nearly 3,000 collaborators around the world with the mission of improving health by empowering a 

community to collaboratively generate evidence that promotes better health decisions and better care. Collaborators within this multi-stakeholder, interdisciplinary, open-science community span 74 nations across six continents. The OHDSI community has standardized more than 330 databases around the world to the OMOP Common Data Model, an open community data standard, designed to standardize the structure and content of observational data and to enable efficient analyses that can produce reliable evidence. Together, these databases represent more than 810 million unique patient records, approximately 11% of the world’s population.

The Columbia Department of Biomedical Informatics serves as the coordinating center of OHDSI, and many faculty members and trainees are active collaborators in the community.


You can learn more about OHDSI by visiting its homepage, or by registering for the 2022 OHDSI Symposium, which will be held Oct. 14-16 at the at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.