June JAMIA Journal Club Webinar

June 8, 2017
3:00PM
4:00PM
EST
Fee: 
Free for AMIA members and students of Academic Forum member institutions; Others: $50
Presenters: 
Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD; Jeff Smith, MPP

Crossing the health IT chasm: considerations and policy recommendations to overcome current challenges and enable value-based care

Julia Adler-Milstein and Jeff Smith will discuss this month's JAMIA Journal Club selection:

Adler-Milstein J, Embi PJ, Middleton B, Sarkar IN, Smith J. Crossing the health IT chasm: considerations and policy recommendations to overcome current challenges and enable value-based care. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Mar 15. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocx017.

Presenters

Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD
Associate Professor of Information, School of Information, and
Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Julia Adler-Milstein is an Associate Professor at the School of Information with a joint appointment in the School of Public Health (Health Management and Policy). Dr. Adler-Milstein is a national expert on policy and management issues related to the use of IT in healthcare delivery. Her research assesses the progress of health IT adoption; the impact of such adoption on healthcare costs and quality; and the relationships between market, organizational, and team structure and health IT use. A core focus of her work is on health information exchange and interoperability. Dr. Adler-Milstein holds a PhD in health policy from Harvard University. Her private-sector experience includes the Center for IT Leadership at Partners Healthcare in Boston and in the Health and Life Sciences Division of Accenture.

Jeffery Smith, MPP
VP Public Policy
AMIA
Bethesda, MD

Jeff Smith is responsible for planning, initiating and managing AMIA’s overall public policy and government relations programs.  Working with members, stakeholders, AMIA staff and relevant external organizations, Jeff consistently develops, communicates and disseminates AMIA’s public policy positions to advance the field of biomedical and health informatics. He is the editor and primary writer for AMIA’s “Washington Download,” a biweekly newsletter for health informatics policy news and information.

Format

  • 40-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.
  • 20-minute discussion of questions submitted by listeners via the webinar tools.

Interactive/Evaluations

  • Follow @AMIAinformatics and #JAMIAJC for Journal Club information.
  • Participants also receive short feedback surveys to evaluate the JAMIA JC webinar.

Managers

JAMIA Journal Club managers are JAMIA Student Editorial Board members:

Daniel R. Schlegel, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY.


Fabricio Kury, MD, Postdoctoral Fellow, US National Library of Medicine


Citation

The PubMed citation for the paper under discussion is:

Adler-Milstein J, Embi PJ, Middleton B, Sarkar IN, Smith J. Crossing the health IT chasm: considerations and policy recommendations to overcome current challenges and enable value-based care. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Mar 15. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocx017. 

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

There is little doubt that a chasm exists between the health IT ecosystem the US has today and the one we need to routinely deliver high-value care. For example, the vast majority of hospitals and ambulatory providers have electronic health record (EHR) systems, yet many continue to use fax and phone to exchange health information across the care continuum. In addition, the pursuit of value-based care, in which we deliver better care with better outcomes at lower cost, places new demands on the health care system that our IT infrastructure needs to be able to support.

Obstacles to narrowing the health IT chasm are largely not knowledge barriers, but execution barriers. That is, we know what needs to be done but not necessarily how best to do it in terms of which specific actions should be pursued by which specific stakeholders.

This webinar features a discussion of current policy levers that would advance the approaches discussed in the paper. Co-authors Adler-Milstein and Smith identify a set of focused goals for near-term achievable actions that would enable the health IT ecosystem to better meet the acute needs of modern health care delivery

Target Audience

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

Learning Objective

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

  • Identify gaps in the current health IT ecosystem that impede achievement of the Triple Aim
  • Consider policy levers that would advance a health IT infrastructure with a greater ability to deliver value-based care

Faculty

Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD
Associate Professor of Information, School of Information, and
Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Jeffery Smith, MPP
VP Public Policy
AMIA
Bethesda, MD

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; option to follow @AMIAinformatics and tweet via #JAMIAJC
  • Completion of the evaluation survey emailed at the webinar's conclusion, and 
  • Verification of attendance through the participant's electronic report through the individual login to AMIA Central at www.amia.org. 

The physician participant will be able to generate a CME certificate through the AMIA automated system. 
For a certificate of completion, contact Pesha@amia.org.

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 planners: Daniel R. Schlegel, Fabricio Kury
AMIA staff: Susanne Arnold, Pesha Rubinstein
Faculty: Jeff Smith
Faculty Julia Adler-Milstein discloses she receives other financial or material support from QPID Health.

JAMIA Journal Club planner Michael Chiang discloses the following relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that have occurred within the previous 12 months:
Grants/Research Support: Research to Prevent Blindness; National Institutes of Health
Other Financial or Material Support: Clarity Medical Systems (unpaid member of Scientific Advisory Board)
Consultant: Novartis

Instructions for Claiming CME/CE Credit

CME site (MyAMIA) works best with IE 8 or above version, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.

  • Login to your account at amia.org; in upper right hand corner, click on AMIA Central
  • Go to “My Events" under Membership/Activities
  • Click “Apply for Credits" for this webinar
  • Follow the instructions on the Credit Registration page. Be sure both drop-down menus say “physician”
  • To print out your certificate, go to "My CME/CE Credits" under Membership/Activities.
  • Physicians will be able to print out or save their CME certificates.
  • Other attendees: if you require a certificate of participation, please contact pesha@amia.org

Contact Info

For questions about content or CE, email pesha@amia.org.