2015 Annual Health Policy Invitational Meeting

Unlocking the Potential of Electronic Health Records: How Policymakers Can Impact the On-going Evolution of EHRs

Policy Invitational Steering Committee Chair: Thomas H. Payne, MD, FACMI

For the last nine years, the AMIA Policy Invitational has served as a unique platform to inform legislative, regulatory, and policy development.  During the 2015 AMIA Policy Invitational participants will not only share their areas of expertise, but participate with colleagues in focused and thought-provoking discussions that will help articulate the role of biomedical and health informatics in developing next-generation federal policies and research priorities.  The theme of this year’s Invitational builds on a year-long project conducted by AMIA’s EHR 2020 Task Force to develop policy recommendations for the next phase in EHR evolution.

The 2015 AMIA Policy Invitational will feature two keynote speakers, Dr. John Glaser, Senior Vice President, Cerner & and Robert Anthony, Deputy Director, Quality Measurement and Health Assessment Group within the Center for Clinical Standards & Quality, at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  Both speakers will lend their vast experience – one from the private sector and one from the public sector – to discuss their vision for how EHRs need to evolve so that patients receive better care, populations are better managed and healthcare costs are better contained.

Attendees will also hear from three distinguished panels, followed by interactive, multi-stakeholder breakout sessions. The first panel will discuss the evolution of clinical data capture & documentation; the second panel will broaden the aperture by asking the question, "Are EHRs ready for payment and delivery reform?" and the third panel will explore how EHRs can be a platform for innovation and research to support precision medicine and the learning health system.

Each of these panels will set the stage for breakout sessions, where Invitational participants will engage with their peers in facilitated discussions meant to develop concrete, actionable recommendations. 

Given passage of the 21st-Century Cures Act in the House of Representatives and the corollary work undertaken by the Senate, recommendations developed through these breakout sessions will uniquely position AMIA to bring solutions-oriented ideas to the fast-moving legislative and regulatory environment – in Washington, DC and beyond.

Preliminary Schedule of Events and Program

Thursday, September 17, 2015

7:30 a.m.   Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:15 – 8:45 a.m.   Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.   Panel Discussion - The Evolution of Clinical Data Capture & Documentation
9:45 – 11:00 a.m.   Breakout Session 1: The Evolution of Clinical Data Capture & Documentation
12 – 12:45 p.m.   Keynote Lunch
1 – 1:45 p.m.   Panel Discussion – Are EHRs Ready for Payment & Delivery Reform?
2:00 – 3:15 p.m.   Breakout Session 2: Are EHRs Ready for Payment & Delivery Reform?
4:30 – 5:00 p.m.   Day 1 Overview & Adjourn

Friday, September 18, 2015

7:45a.m.   Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.   Keynote
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.   Panel Discussion – Advancing Research and Innovation through EHRs
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.   Breakout Session 3: Advancing Research and Innovation through EHRs
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.   Concluding Remarks and Acknowledgements

Registration Fees

Invited guests will be charged a nominal fee of $75 to help offset lunch and hosting costs.

Hotel Information

Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 393-1000

The hotel is located just blocks from the capital’s best attractions including The White House, the National Mall and a multitude of museums. With comfortable rooms and suites, a great restaurant, a health club, and day spa, it offers all you need for an unforgettable trip to DC.

Room rate: $169 plus tax per night single/double

To reserve your room online please click here

You can also call the hotel directly at 1-800-HILTONS.  Please refer to American Medical Informatics Association to receive the group rate. Reservations received after August 24, 2015, or after AMIA block is filled (whichever comes first) are subject to availability and prevailing rates.