Del Fiol, Guilherme

Summaries of Independent Scientist (K) Awards

Summaries of recently funded projects for Independent Scientist and Mentored Clinical Scientist Development K Awards.

Institution: Duke University
Grant Title: Context-Aware Knowledge Delivery into Electronic Health Records
Grant Number: K01 HS018352
Duration: 4 years (2009-2013)
Total Award: $575,500

Project Description: This research has three main aims:

  1. Build a knowledge base of patients' and providers' knowledge needs.
  2. Design, develop, and evaluate the usability of a scalable, widely deployable knowledge delivery service in a laboratory setting.
  3. Conduct a mixed-method assessment of a pilot implementation of the knowledge broker in a real-work medical home environment.

Career Goals: Dr. De Fiol is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Clinical Informatics, Department of Community and Family Medicine, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He received his MD from the University of Sao Paulo where he also did his residency in Medical Informatics. He later earned his PhD in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Utah. The grantee's long term career goal is to foster the widespread dissemination of knowledge management applications that improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of health services in the US and abroad.

Progress to Date: Work is underway on the development of the systematic review related to Aim #2.

Future Plans: The grantee will conduct focus groups and in-depth interviews with primary care providers for work associated with Aim #1. For Aim #2, he will continue to lead the development and refinement of health IT standards to support a scalable approach to knowledge integration into HER systems.

Highlights and Specific Accomplishments:

  • Bruce Houtches Award, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah, 2008
  • Student paper award, American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium, 2007
  • Young Investigators Award, Lifespan Research Celebration
  • Shellie E. Brassler Alzheimer's Disease Professional Impact Award

K-Generated Publications: None thus far.

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Current as of October 2012
Internet Citation: Del Fiol, Guilherme: Summaries of Independent Scientist (K) Awards. October 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/funding/training-grants/grants/active/kawards/kawdsumdelfiol.html