AMIA 2017 Late Breaking Sessions

Sunday, November 5, 2017

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

S11:  Precision Medicine and Healthcare Big Data in China: The Mutual Dependence and Enhancement

Gong Mengchun, MD, the National Rare Diseases Registry System of China (NRDRS) and SNOMED International; Liu Lei, Shanghai College of Medicine, Fudan University; Douglas Fridsma, AMIA; Shi Wenzhao, Digital China Health Technologies Corporation; Zhou Yi, Zhongshan Medical School, Sun Yat-sen University; Gao Yibo, CAMS Cancer Hospital/ the National Cancer Center of China

This special late breaking session will feature the latest in health informatics from delegation of Chinese informatics colleagues who’ve traveled to the USA for AMIA 2017.   The speakers will describe methods, practices, and innovations as applied to the practice of precision medicine and management of big data in health and biomedicine. Gong Mengchun will discuss the “National Rare Diseases Registry System of China: Innovation of Precision Medical Informatics.”  Shi Wenzhao will present the “National Cancer Big Data Platform of China: from Evidence-based to Evidence-generating.” Liu Lei will speak about the “Precision Medicine Knowledge Base: China’s Roadmap.” Late Breaking Session S11 is a tremendous opportunity to interact with the most influential thought-leaders in informatics from China.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

1:45 – 3:15 PM

S88: Five Years of Clinical Informatics Board Certification: The Past, the Present, and the Future

Christoph U. Lehmann, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Benson S. Munger, American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM), Howard D. Silverman, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

In 2013, physicians were first able to take the Clinical Informatics (CI) Board examination. At the conclusion of the 2016 exam cycle, there are 1393 Diplomates in Clinical Informatics through the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM). In this late-breaking session, the Executive director of ABPM and the Chair of the Clinical Informatics Subboard will discuss the development of the examination, the new online application process, and the future of the practice path. Trends in applications and test performance by applicants will be presented. The session will also include a presentation of the planned update of the Clinical Informatics core content by AMIA and the ABPM.  The will also be a significant opportunity for attendee questions and answers.  Christoph U. Lehmann is the ABPM Clinical Informatics Subboard Chair and Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Benson S. Munger is the Interim Executive Director of American Board of Preventive Medicine and one of the foremost national experts on topics related to physician certification and graduate medical education. Howard D. Silverman is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

3:30 – 5:00 PM

S99: Update from Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)

Gopal Khanna, Director, AHRQ

Appointed in May 2017, Gopal Khanna leads AHRQ's efforts to develop the knowledge, tools, and data needed to improve the health care system and help Americans, health care professionals, and policymakers make informed health decisions.  Mr. Khanna possesses a wealth of public-sector experience in Federal and State governments and specializes in data-driven strategies to improve organizational performance. He comes to AHRQ from Illinois, where he was director of the FRAMEWORK Project that developed the vision for Illinois' Healthcare and Human Services Innovation Incubator. Mr. Khanna led a cross-functional team to design the build out of a secure data platform to provide a 360-degree view of each person and family who receives State services, facilitating efficient program management, strategic policymaking, and customer-centric services delivery. Lessons learned from the effort will be used to stand up additional innovative enterprise data management projects to support other State agencies.  Mr. Khanna was also Minnesota's first chief information officer and served the second Bush Administration in senior policy positions including chief information officer and chief financial officer for the Peace Corps and chief financial officer of the Executive Office of the President’s Office of Administration.  Prior to his Government service, Mr. Khanna held executive positions in private-sector information technology, finance, operations, strategic planning, business development, consulting, and start-up ventures.