Biomedical Informatics (BMI) is the pillar of a functioning Learning Health System (LHS) that enables bringing translational clinical research findings into clinical practice and thereby, improving the health of patients and populations. It is a compelling promise; hence, medical centers invest toward establishing sustainable BMI programs in the form of a Center for BMI or an academic division. WFBMI) attempts to foster learning from care experiences and develop and/or deliver better and more robust algorithmic models (e.g. Clinical decision support [CDS] systems, etc.) utilizing its integrated data ecosystem.In this panel, starting with a historical background, we will discuss challenges and opportunities of establishing a BMI program to support the operation and necessary changes to the institution.

Learning Objective: - Benefits of Learning Health System (LHS) and role of Biomedical Informatics in establishing a functioning LHS.
- Learning the evaluation of Biomedical Informatics programs and similarities with other academic programs in medical center
- Understanding a perspective of Biomedical Informatics' mission in LHS with research, service and training
- Become familiar with some successful training efforts examples that helps creation optimized workflows and care delivery
- Deliberation of lessons learnt during the creating a semantically aware data ecosystem in support of LHS at Wake Forest University Health Sciences


Umit Topaloglu (Presenter)
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Martin Kohn (Presenter)
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Metin Gurcan (Presenter)
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Brian Wells (Presenter)
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Ajay Dharod (Presenter)
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

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