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Faculty and Staff Profile

Xia Jing

Assistant Professor

Office: 511 Edwards Hall
Phone: 864-656-3347
Fax: 864-656-6227
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 Educational Background

M.D. Medical Library and Information Sciences
China Medical University 1997

Ph.D. Health Informatics
University of Salford, England 2010

 Courses Taught

HLTH 8900-001 Population Health Informatics


Dr. Jing has been trained in medical informatics (M.D.), health informatics (Ph.D.), and clinical informatics (postdoctoral training). She has conducted health informatics research in China, UK, and the USA with her supervisors, mentors, and independently in the last fifteen years. Her main research interests involve developing new methods, models, and applications to facilitate biomedical researchers, clinicians, and healthcare administrators, directly or indirectly, to make better-informed decisions when utilizing existing evidence. For example: on the basic science of health informatics, she and her collaborators conduct studies to explore clinicians’ research hypothesis generation process via secondary data analytic tools (funded via NIH R15); on the applied science of health informatics, she and her collaborators explore better management and maintenance of clinical decision support in primary care settings without in-house technology support. She teaches various courses on health informatics. She also serves as a reviewer for multiple health informatics journals, conferences, and proposals and provides services via the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

 Research Interests

Clinical decision support systems
Data-driven hypothesis generation & visual analytics
Evidence-based clinical decision making
Health IT for rural and under-served populations
Knowledge bases
Knowledge representation and Semantic Web
Utility and usability studies on Health IT applications

 Research Publications

Peer-reviewed journal publications (students' names with *):
~ Law T, Cronin C, Schuller K, Jing X, Bolon D, Phillips B. A conceptual framework to evaluate health care provider satisfaction in utilizing telemedicine. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2019, 119(7): 435-445.
~ Schuller K, Cronin C, Nicks S, Jing X, Kingori C, Morrone M. Development and application of a rubric to compare strategies for improving access to health care in rural communities. Eval Program Plann. 2019, 74: 61 - 68.
~ Jing X, Emerson M*, Masters D*, Brooks M*, Buskirk J*, Abukamail N, Liu C, Cimino JJ, Shubrook J, De Lacalle S, Zhou YC, Patel VL. A visual interactive analysis tool for filtering and summarizing large data sets coded with hierarchical terminologies (VIADS). BMC Med Infor Decis Mak.
~ Jing X, Hardiker N, Kay S, Marley T, Gao YS. Identifying Principles for the Construction of an Ontology-Based Knowledge Base: A Case Study Approach. JMIR Med Inform, 2018, 6(4): e52.
~ Uchegbu C*, Jing X. The potential adoption benefits and challenges of LOINC codes in a laboratory department: a case study. Health Information Science and Systems.2017, 5:6.
~ Levine M*, Osei D*, Cimino JJ, Liu C, Philips P, Shubrook J, Jing X. Performance comparison between two solutions for filtering data sets with hierarchical structures. J Comput Eng Inf Technol, 2016, S1-003.
~ Jing X, Cimino JJ, Del Fiol G. Usability and acceptance of the Librarian Infobutton Tailoring Environment (LITE): An open access online knowledge capture, management, and configuration tool for OpenInfobutton. J Med Internet Res, 2015, 17(11):e272.
~ Jing X, Kay S, Marley T, Hardiker NR. Integration of an OWL-DL knowledge base with an EHR prototype and application of its bio-health knowledge. J Med Syst, 2014, 38(9);
~ Jing X, Cimino JJ. A complementary graphical method for reducing and analyzing large data sets: case studies demonstrating thresholds setting. Methods Inf Med, 2014, 53(3): 173-185.
~ Jing X, Kay S, Marley T, Hardiker NR, Cimino JJ. Incorporating personalized gene sequence variants, molecular genetics knowledge, and health knowledge into an EHR prototype based on the Continuity of Care Record standard. J Biomed Inform, 2012, 45(1): 82-92.

Peer-reviewed full-length conference publications:
~ One of the co-authors. Challenges, facilitators, and potential solutions to advancing interoperable clinical decision support: multi-stakeholder consensus recommendations for the opioid use case. AMIA 2019. Washington DC, Nov 16-20, 2019
~ Jing X, Lekey F*, Kacpura A*, et al. Health indicators within EHR systems in primary care settings: availability and their representation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10038: 161-167. The 5th International Conference on Health Information Science (HIS 2016), Shanghai, China, 2016, Nov 5th - 7th
~ Cimino JJ, Overby CL, Devine EB, Hulse NC, Jing X, Maviglia SM, Del Fiol G. Practical Choices for Infobutton Customization: Experience from Four Sites. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2013, 236-245. Washington DC, 2013 Nov 16th -20th.
~ Del Fiol G, Curtis C, Cimino JJ, Iskander A, Kalluri ASD, Jing X, et al. Disseminating Context-Specific Access to Online Knowledge Resources within Electronic Health Record Systems. Stud Health Technol Inform, 2013, 192:672-676.
~ Cimino JJ, Jing X, Del Fiol G. Meeting the Electronic Health Record “Meaningful Use” Criterion for the HL7 Infobutton Standard Using OpenInfobutton and the Librarian Infobutton Tailoring Environment (LITE). AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2012: 112-120. Chicago, 2012.
~ Jing X, Cimino JJ. Graphical methods for reducing, visualizing and analyzing large data sets using hierarchical terminologies. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2011: 635-643. Washington DC, 2011.

 Honors and Awards

Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel; competitively selected; supported by Jewish National Fund--2018
Recognized Reviewer by Journal of Biomedical Informatics--2016