2018 October JAMIA Journal Club Webinar

October 11, 2018
3:00PM
4:00PM
EST
Fee: 
Free for AMIA members; $50 for non-members.
Presenters: 
Jordan Everson, PhD, MPP

Gaps in health information exchange between hospitals that treat many shared patients.

Lead author Jordan Everson will discuss this month's JAMIA Journal Club selection:

Everson J, Adler-Milstein J. Gaps in health information exchange between hospitals that treat many shared patients. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 Sep 1;25(9):1114-1121. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocy089. PMID: 30010887

Presenter

Jordan Everson, PhD, MPP
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 

In addition to his position in the Department of Health Policy, Dr. Everson has a secondary appointment in the department of biomedical informatics at Vanderbilt. His research is focused on understanding and improving how information, technology practice, and patients move through the healthcare delivery system. Through a multi-method approach, he aims to generate novel insight into how public policy, organization design and information technology can be used to create coordinated care out of the fragmented healthcare delivery system, especially for those suffering from chronic illnesses.

Format

  • 30-minute discussion between the authors and the JAMIA Student Editorial Board moderators including salient features of the published study and its potential impact on practice.
  • 30-minute discussion of questions submitted by listeners via the webinar tools and moderated by JAMIA Student Editorial Board members

Managers

JAMIA Journal Club managers and monthly moderators are JAMIA Student Editorial Board members:

Kelson Zawack, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Biostatistics Department, Yale University, New Haven, CT 


Tiffany J. Callahan, MPH, PhD Candidate, Computational Bioscience Program at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO



Moderator

Leah Rae Yingling, PhD Candidate, Bioinformatics Informatics Department, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT



Citation

The PubMed citation for the paper under discussion is:

Everson J, Adler-Milstein J. Gaps in health information exchange between hospitals that treat many shared patients. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 Sep 1;25(9):1114-1121. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocy089. PMID: 30010887 

Students who are not AMIA members, but whose academic institutions are members of the Academic Forum, are eligible for a complimentary JAMIA Journal Club registration. Please contact Susanne Arnold at susanne@amia.org for the discount code. In the email, please include: full name, Academic Department, and the primary Academic Forum representative of that Academic Department. Note that AMIA Student memberships are $50, which allow access to JAMIA, all JAMIA Journal Clubs, and other webinars of interest to the biomedical informatics community. 

Statement of Purpose

The HITECH Act and Meaningful Use regulations increased provider health information exchange (HIE) engagement. However, while many providers now have the ability to engage in HIE, they may not be able to, or may choose not to, exchange information with all important outside providers with whom they share high volumes of patients.

Lead author Jordan Everson discusses the study he led on information exchange between hospitals that have the highest shared patient volume within their hospital referral regions. He presents study findings in which hospitals that shared information with some providers did not share information with key outside hospitals, to the detriment of patient care. These findings point toward the continued need for policymakers to support robust, broad-based information exchange capabilities.
 

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is professionals and students interested in biomedical and health informatics.

Learning Objectives

The general learning objective for all of the JAMIA Journal Club webinars is that participants will

• Use a critical appraisal process to assess article validity and to gauge article findings' relevance to practice

After this live activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Weigh the impact of current US health policies on health information exchange between hospitals with high volumes of shared patients.
  • Contribute to the national conversation on strategies to increase HIE through better descriptions of the variety of HIE methods in use and of developing measures that capture complex information flows across organizations.

Faculty

Jordan Everson, PhD, MPP
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Accreditation Statement

The American Medical Informatics Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The American Medical Informatics Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Criteria for Successful Completion

Completion of this live activity is demonstrated by:

  • Viewing the live webinar
  • Optional submission of questions via webinar feature
  • Completion of the evaluation survey in the course
  • Completion of the credit claim (physicians only)

For a certificate of completion, contact Pesha@amia.org.

Note that the archived webinar does not offer continuing education credit. 

Commercial Support

No commercial support was received for this activity.

Disclosure Policy

As a provider accredited by the ACCME, AMIA requires that everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest for 12 months prior to the educational activity.

The ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Faculty and planners who refuse to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity. For an individual with no relevant financial relationship(s), the participants must be informed that no conflicts of interest or financial relationship(s) exist.

AMIA uses a number of methods to resolve potential conflicts of interest, including: limiting content of the presentation to that which has been reviewed by one or more peer reviewers; ensuring that all scientific research referred to conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis; undertaking review of the educational activity by a content reviewer to evaluate for potential bias, balance in presentation, evidence-based content or other indicators of integrity, and absence of bias; monitoring the educational activity to evaluate for commercial bias in the presentation; and/or reviewing participant feedback to evaluate for commercial bias in the activity.

Disclosures for this Activity

These faculty, planners, and staff who are in a position to control the content of this activity disclose that they and their life partners have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests: 

JAMIA Journal Club Faculty: Jordan Everson
JAMIA Journal Club planners: Kelson Zawack, Tiffany J. Callahan, Leah Rae Yingling 
AMIA staff: Susanne Arnold, Pesha Rubinstein
JAMIA Student Editorial Board Advisor: Michael Chiang

Contact Info

For questions about content or CE, email Pesha@amia.org. For questions about webinar access, email Susanne@amia.org