MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab

CDM Seminar Series
Fall 2006




Seminar talks given by a broad variety of guest speakers (Research Staff, Faculty, Students, etc) on topics that pertain to the research done by the Clinical Decision Making team. All from MIT, CSAIL as well as non-affiliates are welcome!

If you have questions, comments or requests regarding the seminars, or would like to be a guest speaker please contact Fern DeOliveira.


The seminars take place in the second-floor conference room of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab in the Stata Center (MIT address 32-261), located on the intersection of Vassar and Main streets in Cambridge; the physical address is 32 Vassar St. See a campus map of the building here; a map of where the conference room is located within the building is here.


Upcoming Seminar:

Health IT Policy
Robert Rudin, MS Candidate

Wednesday October 25th

Health IT has become a hot topic in politics with its mention in three consecutive State of the Union addresses and President Bush promising electronic medical records for all Americans by 2016. What is the federal government actually doing to advance Health IT? At this seminar presentation, you will see the big picture of Health IT policy development in Washington from the perspective of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the agency responsible for coordinating and overseeing the US federal government. Specific discussion includes several agencies? activities (DHHS, VA, DoD), standards development, certification activities, functional requirements for the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN), debates about e-prescription requirements for controlled substances, tussle between the executive and legislative branch about changes to the Stark and Anti-kickback regulations, and inter-agency power struggles.

Bob Rudin was an Intern at the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Information Policy and Technology branch, working for the Desk Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services during the summer of 2006.


Seminar Schedule:

Date Speaker Title Affiliation Location Notes
9/27 Caleb Hug   Predicting the Risk and Trajectory of Intensive Care Patients Using Survival Models MIT CSAIL 32-261  
10/25 Robert Rudin Health IT Policy Graduate Student, CSAIL 32-261 see abstract above
11/8 TBA TBA   32-261  


Abstracts of past seminars can be found in our abstract archive page.

Last updated 10/18/06
Fern DeOliveira