Integrated Health Model Initiative: What is it? What’s in it for me?

December 19, 2017
Free for AMIA members; $50 for non-members
Kristina Finney; Jeffery Smith

In mid-October 2017, AMIA supported the launch of an American Medical Association-led Integrated Health Model Initiative, or IHMI. This multi-stakeholder effort features (1) a digital platform for collaborative communities around costly and burdensome areas of care; (2) a general purpose, machine-readable information model, known as the Integrated Health Model; and (3) a clinical validation process to review submissions and incorporate feedback from the use of IHM. During this session Kristina Finney, AMA Program Lead for IHMI will provide an overview of IHMI, and attendees will learn about how AMIA, and the informatics community, can support the effort.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the learner should be better able to:

  • Describe the intent and key aspects of IHMI
  • Explain the IHMI data model and the “Inform, Share and Learn” strategy of IHMI
  • Articulate the role AMIA will play in support of AMA’s IHMI
  • Explain how they can contribute as individuals to IHMI to peers

Speaker Information

Kristina Finney
Program Lead for the Integrated Health Model Initiative

Jeffery Smith
Vice President of Public Policy

Kristina Finney is Program Lead of the Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI) at the American Medical Association (AMA). IHMI is a continuous learning environment across health care and technology stakeholders. Its goal is to enable interoperable technology solutions and care models that incorporate the best available science and evolve with real world feedback. IHMI includes a digital platform, a data model and a physician-led clinical validation process.

Jeffery Smith is the Vice President of Public Policy for the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) where he oversees and implements AMIA’s government relations and public affairs strategy.  In this capacity, Jeff is responsible for both federal and congressional affairs, working to ensure AMIA members are well-positioned to inform and improve health informatics policy.