Electronic Health Record adoption has increased dramatically in the five years since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was passed and soon, EHRs will be ubiquitous in the delivery of care. As EHRs have become broadly adopted, it has become clear that EHRs need to evolve if they are to achieve their potential to improve care and care delivery and to meet providers’ expectations for usability, general satisfaction and productivity. For these reasons, this is an opportune time to reflect on current status of EHRs, needed directions and what AMIA should be doing to shape that future.
AMIA and its members have been leaders in the world of EHRs since the beginning. Foundational work by AMIA members has explored, developed and evaluated EHR functionality, integration with workflow, and provided encouraging insights into the potential for EHRs to improve the safety and efficiency of care. AMIA members have influenced public policy and increased awareness of potential benefits of EHRs by health care professionals and the public. At this important moment in EHR history, AMIA’s leadership is needed more than ever. The task force will be creating recommendations and advising the AMIA Board on how to advance these recommendations.
Tom Payne, MD, FACMI Medical Director, UW Medicine ITS, University of Washington, (Chair) – User, academic
Sarah Corley, MD, CMO, NextGen – Industry
Theresa A. Cullen, MD, CMIO, VHA – Government
Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, President, National Patient Safety Foundation – Safety
Linda Harrington, PhD, DNP, RN-BC, CNS, CPHQ, CENP, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Healthcare Digital Strategy Consultant – Nursing
Gilad J. Kuperman, MD, PhD, FACMI, Director, Interoperability Informatics, New York Presbyterian Hospital – User, academic
Ellen Makar, MSN, RN-BC, CCM, CPHIMS, CENP , Senior Policy Advisor Office of Consumer eHealth, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, US Department of Health and Human Services – Government
John E. Mattison, MD, Assistant Medical Director, CMIO, Kaiser Permanente – User, nonacademic
David P. McCallie, Jr., MD, Cerner Corporation – Industry
Clement J. McDonald, MD, FACMI, Director, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine – Senior EMR innovator
Paul C. Tang, MD, FACMI, VP, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer Palo Alto Medical Foundation – Senior Policy
William M. Tierney, MD, FACMI, MACP, President and CEO, Regenstrief Institute, Inc., Indiana University School of Medicine – Senior EMR innovator
Charlotte Weaver, RN, MSPH, PhD, FAAN
Charlene R. Weir, BS, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics; Associate Director for Education and Evaluation, SLC GRECC; investigator in the SLC IDEAS VA HSR&D center, University of Utah – User, academic
Michael H. Zaroukian, MD, PhD, Vice President & Chief Medical Information Officer, Sparrow Health System – User, nonacademic
AMIA will be posting information regularly about the task force including how members can get involved on this page.