Graduate student in the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI Anushri Rajapuri Singh knew she wanted to analyze and organize data but didn't know the first thing about health IT. With biohealth informatics faculty member Dr. Saptarshi Purkayastha as her mentor, she has helped develop a tool that could help babies, new mothers, and their caregivers around the world and right here at home in Indiana.
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Anushri Rajapuri Singh speaks: I chose health informatics here at SOIC because the syllabus that covers a large portion of what I want to really do, which is analyzing data, organizing it.
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It didn't only focus on data analysis, but also, we have certain subjects that include
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clinical workflows, EHR systems, standards, and terminologies used in the health-related fields.
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Anushri speaks: The professor I've been working with is Professor Saptarshi Purkayastha. I started working with him in my first semester. It's been a great journey
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huge learning curve, because I know nothing about health IT. And I did tell him in my interview that, "Listen, I don't know this," and he's like.
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"I want you to work with me, and I want you to learn with me." And that was just, wow – you know, like – because I had nothing to offer to him,
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but then he invested his time and his patience and his skillset in me. And I think that's been a great experience. And I don't think I would find such great mentors anywhere else.
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My project is based on developing a clinical decision support tool that follows the APA classification
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developed by the Laerdal Foundation, along with the APA on how do you classify babies
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and giving essential treatment to babies from zero to 24 hours?
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We're losing lives when essential tasks are not being performed – whether the breathing is monitored or not
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or whether the temperature is monitored. Assessment of these certain essential tasks have to be performed from zero to 24 hours. Our app is going to help nurses, health care workers, midwives—remind them that there is a voiceless child out there that also needs attention. That is the goal and aim of our clinical decision support tool that we have developed.
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Anushri speaks: I'm hoping to work in clinical workflows as a clinical data analyst or within the EHR systems, the electronic health record community because being able to develop a knack for finding loopholes
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within the workflow of a clinical system because of what I've been taught and my work in the lab.
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