Tuesday, November 17
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
LB01: Late Breaking Session - A Look Inside the Beltway: Public Policy Implications for Research, Applied Informatics and Patients
D. Fridsma, AMIA; P. Fu, Jr., Harbo-UCLA; J. Smith, AMIA
2015 has been a busy year for regulatory and legislative actions. Updates to the meaningful use incentive program, federal certification criteria for Health IT, the interoperability roadmap, long-awaited updates to the Common Rule, 21st Century Cures legislation and fundamental changes in how healthcare is paid for will have a tremendous impact on every corner of AMIA. Whether we ask, how can technology support research and clinical trials? How should we implement and use EHRs to improve care? How can patients best interact with both the research and the clinical communities? Or how should we define quality for reimbursement, AMIA members and informatics will be central to the solutions.
In this session, we will review the most important regulatory and legislative actions in 2015, describe how they will impact the research and practice of informatics, and discuss why these are significant to the informatics community. Finally, we will leave some time for discussion and how interested individuals can engage with AMIA on these key policy initiatives.