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Harvard Catalyst Medical Informatics group Meeting Minutes July 13, 2010

In attendance:

  • Bill Wang
  • Wendy Plesniak
  • Chris Herrick
  • Darren Sack
  • Shawn Murphy
  • Cynthia Lee
  • Steve Pieper
  • Randy Gollub
  • Jesse Wei
  • Bill Tellier
  • Mark Anderson (phone)

Meeting Minutes


  • Chris reports that the phase 2 software is now ready for deployment. The MGH site will be first.
  • BIDMC Radiology IT team project is still on waiting status and Jesse continues to monitor progress. Most recent estimate of date for final review is August.

Need to establish an appropriate repository for mi2b2 source code

  • Discussed pros and cons of various options (continue as part of i2b2, make it part of CDash, set up another tool). Long term goals are to have a software repository that can be open to the public, able to have contributions made from the community, and to completely protect all site specific information. Plan is for Shawn to add Steve to the Partners i2b2 IRB so he can view source code and also learn about the i2b2 code repository. After he reviews the situation he will come back to this group to to make a recommendation.


  • The question was raised as to whether Osirix, the most mature stand alone DICOM viewing tool (Mac only), would be of any use in the mi2b2 project. Group sees some value in thinking about how to develop a mi2b2 to Osirix plug-in as a way of greatly enhancing the dissemination of our final product. Will revisit this in the future.

Workflow analysis

  • Discussed new revision based on input from last week now has 5 stages: 1. Select site/department; 2. Scout for information available on system using site-specific identifiers; 3. Form a "Study Set" to request; 4. Chose a Transfer destination and request studies; 5. Check transfer status & view transferred images.
  • Cynthia and Wendy have generated a list of questions about the specific details that can be learned by the automatic search functions to use in our filters. Jesse points to standard DICOM feature lists. He offered to share screen shots of the "drill down" query terms on his system.