News of Note

Dr. Po-Yin Yen among recipients of RN Initiative Grant


Po-Yin Yen, PhD, RN, FAMIA, associate professor in the Institute for Informatics and Goldfarb School of Nursing, along with Barnes-Jewish Hospital collaborators Michele Butkiewicz and Lisa Kidin from the Center for Practice Excellence, will join two additional sites under the leadership of Columbia University Irving Medical Center to work at scaling the CONCERN (COmmunicating Narrative Concerns Entered by RNs) tool. CONCERN is one of ten projects awarded $14 million over three years by The American Nurses Foundation’s Reimagining Nursing Initiative.

CONCERN is a predictive tool that extracts nurses’ expert and knowledge-driven behaviors within patient health records and transforms them into observable data that support early prediction of organ failure or other critical conditions in hospitalized patients. CONCERN has been positively accepted by clinicians and a clinical trial is currently underway. They will now test the effectiveness of their implementation toolkit, developed to support large-scale adoption of the tool.


Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medical Sciences
Associate Professor, Goldfarb School of Nursing, Barnes Jewish College

This post originally appeared on the website of the Institute for Informatics prior to renaming as the Institute for Informatics, Data Science and Biostatistics.