Informatics Driven Quality and Patient Safety

June 4, 2015
Member - Free, Non-member: $50
Peter Elkin, MD, MACP, FACMI, FNYAM - Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences-University at Buffalo

The AMIA Evaluation Working Group (WG) and the People and Organizational Issues Working Group (POI), with participation from the IMIA Technology Assessment & Quality Development in Health Informatics WG and the EFMI Evaluation WG are proud to present the following webinar.

This webinar defines quality improvement.  Learners will understand the PDSA cycle, the history of quality improvement in the US and will learn both how to measure quality and how to implement quality improvement programs and measure their outcomes.  Learners will be exposed to how informatics tools can assist clinicians in implementing these processes.  Finally we will discuss how to create a culture of quality and patient safety within your organization.

You should register for this webinar because informatics driven quality improvement has the ability to better care for your community, improve communication and improve your financial performance.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this webinar, the learner will be better able to:

  • Discuss quality and safety measurement
  • Understand quality improvement principles
  • Understand informatics tooling to support quality improvement and patient safety initiatives

Speaker Information

Peter L. Elkin, MD, MACP, FACMI, FNYAM
Professor and Chair
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Professor and Vice-Chair for Quality and Patient Safety
Department of Internal Medicine
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
University at Buffalo
State University of New York

Dr. Elkin serves as Professor and Chair of the UB Department of Biomedical Informatics.  He is also a Professor of Medicine at the University at Buffalo.  Dr. Peter L. Elkin has served as a tenured Professor of Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  In this capacity he was the Center Director of Biomedical Informatics, Vice-Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and the Vice-President of Mount Sinai hospital for Biomedical and Translational Informatics.  Dr. Elkin has published over 120 peer reviewed publications.  He received his Bachelors of Science from Union College and his MD from New York Medical College.  He did his Internal Medicine residency at the Lahey Clinic and his NIH/NLM sponsored fellowship in Medical Informatics at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. Elkin has been working in Biomedical Informatics since 1981 and has been actively researching health data representation since 1987.  He is the primary author of the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) national standard on Quality Indicators for Controlled Health Vocabularies ASTM E2087, which has also been approved by ISO TC 215 as a Technical Specification (TS17117).  He has chaired Health and Human Service’s HITSP Technical Committee on Population Health.  Dr. Elkin served as the co-chair of the AHIC Transition Planning Group.  Dr. Elkin is a Master of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.  Dr. Elkin chairs the International Medical Informatics Associations Working Group on Human Factors Engineering for Health Informatics.  Dr. Elkin is the Editor of the Springer Informatics Textbook, Terminology and Terminological Systems.  He was awarded the Mayo Department of Medicine’s Laureate Award for 2005.  Dr. Elkin is the index recipient of the Homer R. Warner award for outstanding contribution to the field of Medical Informatics.

Dr. Elkin has published a book in the Springer Health Informatics Series entitled "Terminology and Terminological Systems." He has published over 130 peer reviewed publications.