Rimma Perotte


Emergency Medicine, Hackensack University Medical Center
Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University

About Me

I am part of the Emergency Medicine department at Hackensack University Medical Center. Here I enable the use of data science and informatics to provide clarity in complex decision making and drive performance improvement. Additionally, I work to establish and grow a robust biomedical informatics research infrastructure within the department.

I am also a faculty member in Columbia's Department of Biomedical Informatics where I design and teach a class entitled "Defining, Evaluating, and Improving Quality in Healthcare" and an affiliated member of the Data Science Institute .

Previously, I was at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Value Institute where I lead the research and evaluation efforts. We leveraged clinical data and scientific methods to study and improve the quality and safety of patient care. I completed my thesis work with Dr. Noémie Elhadad in 2016 and was honored to participate in a series about my pre-doctoral training at Columbia. Our work focused on the development of high-throughput computational tools for summarization of patient records across many different data types (medications, laboratory tests, diagnosis codes, and clinical text). The thesis was chosen as the inagural winner of the AMIA Dissertation Award!

If you would like a better sense of my work, please refer to the publications listed below.


Husain SA, King KL, Adler JT, Mohan S, Perotte R. Impact of Extending Eligibility for Reinstatement of Waiting Time After Early Allograft Failure: A Decision Analysis. American Journal of Kidney Disease 2021.

Perotte R, Hajicharalambous C, Sugalski G, Underwood JP. Characterization of Electronic Health Record Documentation Shortcuts: Does the use of dotphrases Increase efficiency in the Emergency Department? Proceedings of AMIA Annual Symposium 2021.

Perotte R, Sugalski G, Underwood JP, Ullo M. Characterizing COVID-19: A chief complaint based approach. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine 2021.

Oberhardt MO, Friedman AM, Perotte R, Sheen J, Kessler A, Vawdrey DK, Green RA, D’Alton ME, Goffman D. A principled framework to phenotype postpartum hemorrhage across multiple levels of severity. Proceedings of AMIA Annual Symposium 2019.

Letica-Kriegel A, Salmasian H, Vawdrey DV, Furuya Y, Youngerman B, Calfee D, Perotte R. Risk factors associated with Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections. BMJ Open 2019.
**NIHR Signal Published**

Perotte R, Lewin GO, Tambe U, Galorenzo JB, Vawdrey DK, Akala OO, Makkar JS, Lin DJ, Mainieri L, Chang BC. Improving Emergency Department Flow: Reducing Turnaround Time for Emergent CT Scans. Proceedings of AMIA Annual Symposium 2018.

Prey JE, Polubiraginof F, Grossman LV, Masterson Creber R, Tsapepas D, Perotte R, Qian M, Restaino S, Bakken S, Hripcsak G, Efird L, Underwood J, Vawdrey DK. Engaging Hospital Patients in the Medication Reconciliation Process Using Tablet Computers. J Am Med Inform 2018.

Youngerman BE, Salmasian H, Carter EI, Loftus MG, Perotte R, Ross BG, Furuya Y, Green RA, Vawdrey DK. Reducing Indwelling Urinary Catheter Use Through Staged Introduction of Electronic Clinical Decision Support in a Multi-Center Hospital System. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2018.

Albers DJ, Elhadad N, Classen J, Perotte R, Goldstein A, Hripcsak G. Estimating summary statistics for electronic health record laboratory data for use in high-throughput phenotyping algorithms. Journal of Biomedical Informatics 2018.

Pivovarov R, Coppleson YJ, Gorman SL, Vawdrey DK, Elhadad N. Can Patient Record Summarization Support Quality Metric Abstraction? Proceedings of AMIA Annual Symposium 2016.
**Distinguished Paper Award Winner**

Luna JM, Yip N, Pivovarov R, Vawdrey DK. Representativeness comparisons of nurse and computer charting of heart rate across nursing-intensity protocols. Proceedings of IEE EMBC 2016.

Pivovarov R, Perotte AJ, Grave E, Angiolillo J, Wiggins CH, Elhadad N. Learning Probabilistic Phenotypes from Heterogeneous EHR Data. Journal of Biomedical Informatics 2015.
**Editor's Choice**

Pivovarov R, Elhadad N. Automated Methods for the Summarization of Electronic Health Records. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2015.

Pivovarov R, Albers DJ, Sepulveda J, Hripcsak G, Elhadad N. Temporal Trends of Hemoglobin A1c Testing. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014.

Hagar Y, Albers DJ, Pivovarov R, Chase HS, Dukic V, Elhadad N. Survival Analysis Adapted for Electronic Health Record Data: Experiments with Chronic Kidney Disease. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining 2014.
**Special Issue on Observational Healthcare Data**

Pivovarov R, Albers DJ, Sepulveda J, Elhadad N. Identifying and Mitigating Biases in EHR Laboratory Tests. Journal of Biomedical Informatics 2014.

Perotte AJ, Pivovarov R, Natarajan K, Weiskopf N, Wood F, Elhadad N. Diagnosis code assignment: models and evaluation metrics. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2013.
**Special Issue on Big Data in Healthcare and Biomedical Research**

Pivovarov R, Elhadad N. A hybrid knowledge-based and data-driven approach to identifying semantically similar concepts. Journal of Biomedical Informatics 2012.

Chi C, Kos P, Fusaro VA, Pivovarov R, Patil P, Tonellato PJ. Mining personalized medicine algorithms with surrogate algorithm tags. Proceedings of the ACM International Health Informatics Symposium 2010.

Wall DP, Pivovarov R, Tong M, Jung J, Fusaro VA, Deluca TF, Tonellato PJ. Genotator: a disease-agnostic tool for genetic annotation of disease. BMC Med Genomics 2010.
**Highly Accessed Publication**

Wall DP, Kudtarkar P, Fusaro VA, Pivovarov R, Patil P, Tonellato PJ. Cloud computing for comparative genomics. BMC Bioinformatics 2010.
**Highly Accessed Publication**

Conference Posters and Presentations

Aldana GM, Chaudhry R, Perotte R, Grinspan ZM, Yip N, Vawdrey DK. Ocelot: A modularized and interactive tool for visual understanding of patient state. Poster at 2019 AMIA Annual Summit.

McKinley KW, Perotte R, Bregstein J, Kessler D. The National Emergency Department Overcrowding Scale and Perceived Staff Workload: Evidence for Construct Validity in a Pediatric Setting. Presentation at 2019 INFORMS Healthcare Conference.

Tichter AM, Perotte R, Suh EH, Bhatt B, Nowak N, Amaranto A, Chang B, Lock B. A Novel Pathway for Management of Uncomplicated Vaso-occlusive Crisis: 6 Month Outcomes. Presentation at 2019 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting.

Polubriaginof FCG, Olsen EL, Perotte R, Coyne S, Fleischit P, Mills AM, Underwood JP, Vawdrey DK. Evaluation of telemedicine-based medical screening exam in a large academic medical center. Presentation at 2019 AMIA Informatics Summit.

Lewin G, Perotte R, Tambe U. Reducing Turnaround Time for CT Scans in the ED Setting through Utilization of Lean Six Sigma Methodology and Tools. Presentation at Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2018.

Pivovarov R, Salmasian H, Mitchell H, Buck L, Vawdrey DK. Performing Physical Therapy on Weekends Can Decrease Hospital Length of Stay. Poster at iHealth 2017.

Oberhardt MA, Efird L, Tsapepas D, Pivovarov R, Evangelista M, Kim L, Nicodemo, A, Galorenzo, J, Tinghitella P, Spiegel, CI, Vawdrey D. Pharmacist-led medication education improves patient understanding of medications. Poster at iHealth 2017.

Albers DJ, Pivovarov R, Schmidt JM, Elhadad N, Hripcsak G. Model Selection for EHR Laboratory Tests Preserving Healthcare Context and Underlying Physiology. Presentation at AMIA 2015.

Pivovarov R, Perotte AJ, Grave E, Angiolillo J, Wiggins CH, Elhadad N. The Phenome Model: Probabilistic phenotyping from heterogeneous EHR Data. Presentation at NLM Informatics Training Conference 2015.

Hruby GW, Salmasian H, Pivovarov R, Fort DG, Chang NM, Vawdrey DK. Automated notification of primary care providers upon patient admission: pilot results from a randomized controlled trial. Poster at AMIA 2014.

Albers DJ, Pivovarov R, Elhadad N, Hripcsak G. Model selection for EHR laboratory variables: how physiology and the health care process can influence EHR laboratory data and their model representations. Poster at AMIA 2014.
**Distinguished Poster**

Pivovarov R, Salmasian H, Hruby GW, Fort DG, Chang NM, Sideli R, Vawdrey DK. Creating, Implementing, and Evaluating an Automated Solution to Enhance Continuity of Care. Presentation at iHealth 2014.
**Finalist in “iDeas that Work” Competition**

Albers DJ, Pivovarov R, Hripcsak G, Elhadad N.Using Patient Laboratory Measurement Values and Dynamics to Deconvolve EHR bias and Define Acuity-based Phenotypes. Poster at AMIA 2013.
**Distinguished Poster**

Fort DG, Salmasian H, Hruby GW, Pivovarov R Vawdrey DK, Chang NM. Improving Accuracy of Primary Care Provider Identification Using an Electronic Health Record. Poster at AMIA 2013.

Velez M, Ogallo W, Cole-Lewis H, Pivovarov R , Salmasian H, Atuhairwe E, Toko E, Elhadad N, Kanter A. Factors associated with HIV Prognosis in Rural Uganda: Sequence-mining the Medical Record. Presentation at Health Informatics in Africa 2013.

Pivovarov R , Albers DJ, Elhadad, N. Analysis of Time Series Laboratory Data with Empirical Orthogonal Functions to Quantify Temporally-Dependent Salience. Poster at AMIA Translational Bioinformatics 2013.

Pivovarov R , Albers DJ, Chase HS, Elhadad N. Prediction of Kidney Disease Outcomes Using Structured and Narrative Longitudinal Data. Presentation at NLM Informatics Training Conference 2012.
**Winner of Best Open-Mic Presentation**

Pivovarov R , Elhadad N. A Comprehensive Data-Driven Method for Ontological Term Aggregation. Poster at NLM Informatics Training Conference 2011.

Chi C, Patil P, Fusaro VA, Kos P, Pivovarov R , Contant, CF, Tonellato PJ. Simulated Comparison of Warfarin Treatment Protocols. Poster at AMIA 2010.

Pivovarov R , Crawford M, Kos M, Patil P, Tonellato PJ. Clinical Avatars for Breast Cancer Risk Prediction: Creation and Preliminary Bayesian Network Simulations. Poster at Koch Symposium - Integrative Approaches to Cancer 2010.

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