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Robert E Miller, MD

Director, Pathology Data Systems
Associate Professor of Pathology
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Titles

  • Director, Pathology Data Systems
  • Associate Professor of Pathology

Expertise

Pathology

Research Interests

Anatomic pathology; Clinical pathology; Laboratory information systems; Pathology information systems; Clinical information systems; Client-server computer applications in health care; Secure communication of confidential patient data

Biography

Dr. Robert E. Miller is an associate professor of pathology and biomedical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He serves as the director of Pathology Data Systems, the Department of Pathology’s comprehensive laboratory-information system, which serves all areas of anatomic and clinical pathology at Johns Hopkins.

He is an American Board of Pathology-certified anatomic and clinical pathologist with extensive experience in the development, implementation and operation of laboratory, pathology and clinical information systems. His areas of expertise and interest include secure web-based tools for patient-data reporting, integration of heterogeneous clinical-information systems, and quantitative assessment of user-query software.

Dr. Miller earned his medical degree at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine. He completed a medical residency at Montreal’s Royal Victoria Hospital and a pathology residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He has published 30 academic journal articles.

Languages

  • English
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  • Education +

    Training

    • Faculty Of Medicine University Of Alberta (Edmonton T6G 2G3 Al ) (1967)

    Residencies

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pathology (Baltimore MD) (1973)
    • Royal Victoria Hospital / Medicine (Montreal ) (1969)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Pathology / Anatomic & Clinical Pathology (1973)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Miller's interests are in the use of web tools for client-server computer applications in health care and integration of heterogeneous clinical systems, secure communication of confidential patient data, and techniques for implementing text-only web servers on legacy computer systems.

    Specific applications in pathology include laboratory test ordering and reporting, image management for teaching, clinical consultation and teleconferencing, and search strategies for large databases.

    Selected Publications

    1. Afework A, Beynon M, Bustamante F, Cho S, Demarzo A, Ferreira R, Miller R, Silberman M, Saltz J, Sussman A, and Tsang H. “Digital Dynamic Telepathy – the Virtual Microscope.” Proceedings of the 1998 AMIA Fall Symposium, Orlando, FL, November 7 – 11, 1998, pp. 912-916.
    2. Stoffel K, Davis J, Saltz J, Rottman G, Dick J, Merz W and Miller R. “A Graphical Tool for Ad Hoc Query Generation.” Proceedings of the 1998 AMIA Fall Symposium, Orlando, FL, November 7 – 11, 1998, pp. 503-507.
    3. Ferreira R, Moon B, Humphries J, Sussman A, Saltz J, Miller R, Demarzo. “The Virtual Microscope.” Proceedings of the 1997 AMIA Annual Fall Symposium, Nashville, TN, October 25 –29, 1997, pp. 449-453.
    4. Stoffel K, Saltz J, Hendler J, Dick J, Merz W, and Miller R. “Semantic Indexing for Complex Patient Grouping.” Proceedings of the 1997 AMIA Annual Fall Symposium, Nashville, TN, October 25 – 27, 1997, p. 891

    Lab

    Dr. Miller is the director of Pathology Data Systems (PDS), the Department of Pathology’s comprehensive laboratory-information system (LIS), which serves all areas of anatomic and clinical pathology at Johns Hopkins.

    In this role, he oversees the development and functioning of PDS, which consists of LIS support that includes surgical pathology, cytopathology and autopsy coverage.

    PDS has an integrated Oracle repository with real-time link for test-result archiving and ad hoc queries; integrated secure Web servers for patient-data reporting; extensive network connectivity to the Johns Hopkins EPR system; and connectivity to other clinical and administrative systems.

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    Graduate Program Affiliation

    Biomedical Engineering

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    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Meyer Room B-119
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-5429
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-5429
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    Department/Division

    • Pathology

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