Massachusetts Medical Society: MMS Information Technology Award: 2008 Winners

MMS Information Technology Award: 2008 Winners

Dan Landemann – Underdiagnosis of hypertension in children and adolescents

Category: Resident

Using electronic health records showed that approximately 75 percent of children with hypertension have not had their hypertension detected. Extrapolated to the national level, of the estimated 2 million children with hypertension, 1.5 million have undiagnosed hypertension.

Peter J. Townsend – Disease cluster detection: theory, experiments and software

Category: Student

Developed a new graph-theoretical method to detect arbitrarily shaped clusters. The method draws from several disciplines, including cartography, graph theory, and statistics. To make this method available to the epidemiology research community and to public health practitioners, they created an open source cluster detection software package

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