2020 May JAMIA Journal Club Webinar

May 14, 2020
Free for AMIA members and non-members; no fee.
Jeffery Reeves, MD

Rapid Response to COVID-19: Health Informatics Support for Outbreak Management in an Academic Health System 

A JAMIA Journal Club webinar – part of AMIA’s COVID-19 Resource Center

Article lead author Jeffery Reeves, MD, discusses this month's JAMIA Journal Club selection:

Reeves JJ, Hollandsworth HM, Torriani FJ, Taplitz R, Abeles S, Tai-Seale M, Millen M, Clay BJ, Longhurst CA. Rapid Response to COVID-19: Health Informatics Support for Outbreak Management in an Academic Health System. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020 Mar 24:ocaa037. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocaa037. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32208481; PMCID: PMC7184393. [Article]


Jeffery Reeves, MD
Physician Lead, Perioperative Improvement and Informatics
General Surgery, PGY-3
UC San Diego Health

Dr. J. Jeffery Reeves is the Physician Lead for Perioperative Improvement and Informatics at UC San Diego Health. He is interested in utilizing big data and clinical informatics to improve healthcare delivery and reduce costs with a focus on the surgical environment. Originally from New Mexico, Dr. Reeves received a BS in Biology from the University of New Mexico before completing his medical training at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He is currently completing a residency in General Surgery at UC San Diego.   



  • 35-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.
  • 25-minute discussion of questions submitted by listeners via the webinar tools and moderated by JAMIA Student Editorial Board members
JAMIA Journal Club managers and monthly moderators are JAMIA Student Editorial Board members:


Maryam Zolnoori, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Digital Health Sciences and Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


Yizhen Zhong, PhD candidate in Computational biology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL





Statement of Purpose

Facing the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare organizations across the world worked expeditiously to prepare for and manage the outbreak. In the modern era, a necessary component of outbreak management is effective utilization of the electronic health record (EHR). Technology-based tools can not only support, but also enhance patient care during a pandemic, most obviously through the use of telemedicine. This article was the first to describe in detail the rapid development and implementation of EHR-based tools designed to specifically support the management of COVID-19 as well as associated challenges.

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:

  • Leverage the capabilities of the EHR to support outbreak management
  • Anticipate implementation challenges required by pandemic management while maintaining high-quality non-pandemic related services to the community

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.

The live webinar only offers CME credit. The recording on our website will be openly available for learners, but will not offer CME credit.

Commercial Support

No commercial support was received for this 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 presenter: Jeffery Reeves
JAMIA Journal Club planners: Michael Chiang, Yizhen Zhong, Maryam Zolnoori
AMIA staff: Susanne Arnold, Pesha Rubinstein

Contact Info

For questions about webinar access, email Susanne@amia.org.

Instructions for Claiming CME Credit

Use the link in the chat area to claim credit; in a few days you will receive an email with your CME certificate.
If you require a certificate of participation, contact Pesha@amia.org