Jennifer Santangelo

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BACKGROUND ICD-9-CM coding alone has been proposed as a method of surveillance for health care-associated infections (HAIs). The accuracy of this method, however, relative to accepted infection control criteria is not known. METHODS Retrospective analysis of patients at an academic medical center in 2005 who underwent surgical procedures or who were at(More)
Using statistical analysis and data mining tools, we examined possible associations among clinical laboratory orders placed at the Ohio State University Medical Center between January and October of 2006. Upon applying the Frequent Itemset data mining technique to this data set, the results indicated that, while the most frequently ordered battery of tests(More)
Since its inception in 1997, the IW (Information Warehouse) at the Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC) has gradually transformed itself from a single purpose business decision support system to a comprehensive informatics platform supporting basic, clinical, and translational research. The IW today is the combination of four integrated components:(More)
The most prevalent hospital-acquired infections in the United States are bloodstream infections (BSIs) associated with the presence of a central venous catheter. There is currently a movement, including national organizations such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as well as consumer, quality improvement and patient safety groups,(More)
The Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC) Information Warehouse (IW) is a comprehensive data warehousing facility that provides providing data integration, management, mining, training, and development services to a diversity of customers across the clinical, education, and research sectors of the OSUMC. Providing accurate and complete data is a must(More)
Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tears may be nondisplaced or displaced relative to the adductor pollicis aponeurosis. Nondisplaced tears typically heal with immobilization whereas displaced tears require surgery. Nineteen patients with UCL injuries were evaluated using MR Imaging (MRI), MR arthrography, and stress radiography (SR) to determine the efficacy(More)
The Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC) Information Warehouse (IW) collects data from many systems throughout the OSUMC on load cycles ranging from real-time to on-demand. The data then is prepared for delivery to diversity of customers across the clinical, education, and research sectors of the OSUMC. Some of the data collected at the IW include(More)
Vertebral body collapse and back pain are an unusual presentation for childhood leukemia. This report is intended to promote greater awareness that acute lymphocytic leukemia can cause significant back pain in children without other systemic symptoms. We describe four cases in which patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia presented with back pain and(More)
Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) may be the key to diagnosing and treating certain diseases. A preliminary study was conducted at The Ohio State University Medical Center Information Warehouse to correlate such SNPs with a selected group of lab values for cardiology patients. Early results show that data mining tools can be valuable for understanding(More)
In collaboration with the department of Quality and Operations Improvement, Clinical Applications and the Information Warehouse, we have leveraged available Information Warehouse data to build a Best Practice Compliance Measurement Dashboard. This tool combines information from our operating room charting system, our order entry system and coding(More)