AMIA Board of Directors Empanels New Task Force on Status and Future Direction of EHRs: EHR-2020 Task Force

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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.