• May 28 - 29, Boston

    iHealth 2015 Conference

iHealth 2015: What is iHealth?

Adopt | Optimize | Innovate

Where do senior and emerging leaders who are responsible for implementing and optimizing applied clinical informatics solutions in care delivery settings find the high-quality answers they need for healthcare delivery challenges?

iHealth 2015 brings together leaders and peers to discuss how to use health information technology (HIT) to help improve care, enhance your leadership and socio-technical vocabulary, and discuss your experiences with like-minded professionals trying to realize benefits from significant financial investments in EHRs.
AMIA’s iHealth 2015 offers healthcare leaders the opportunity to find and discuss solutions through case-based presentations, small group discussions, and interactive panels.

  • Are you on a team responsible for implementing and optimizing electronic health records (EHRs)?  
  • Are you a CMIO or CNIO challenged to leverage large amounts of clinical data to improve quality of care while demonstrating significant savings?
  • Do you need unfiltered conversations with national experts in EHR implementation?
  • Are you the local expert your colleagues seek out to interpret the technology and change implications of the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use?
  • Are you tasked with using disparate systems in your organization to identify health trends, predict hiring needs, and recommend HIT investments?
  • Do you want to crack the code and see inside the work of decision-makers from Epic, Cerner, MEDITECH, McKesson and others who are universally considered the best at what they do in clinical informatics? 
  • Do you want to learn what innovations are next in HIT from the people who have tried, failed, and succeeded in seeking improvements using clinical information systems?

The answers to these questions are found in iHealth 2015, the authentic clinical informatics conference from the organization whose pioneers originated the systems that now exist in our national healthcare system.  Large EHR user group conferences are limited and constrained learning experiences. Federal regulations around meaningful use are fluid and difficult to follow.  There aren’t a lot of places to go for real answers to ask colleagues how can we make this better?

With EHRs in so many health care settings, we can (and must) move the needle in ways we couldn’t before.  There is a critical mass of highly-skilled HIT professionals who feel strongly about how these systems should work--we can shorten that process through conversations at iHealth.

iHealth 2015 Adopt |Optimize | Innovate introduces you to subject matter experts who distill the evidence and best practices into practical information you can use in meeting the HIT challenges in your workplace.  

Learning Objectives

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

  • ADOPT: Address challenges to the adoption of health technologies and to EHR implementation, such as usability, meaningful use, and data warehouse management
  • OPTIMIZE:  Maximize existing and next-generation technologies and management strategies, such as interoperability, FHIR, and patient engagement, to improve care quality and health outcomes (of the individual patient, the community, and the greater population)
  • INNOVATE: Synthesize new ways to coordinate care, using options such as mHealth, HIE, and predictive analysis

The live activity is planned as a CME, nurse CE, and MOC-II activity (for diplomates in clinical informatics).

Who needs iHealth?

Physician/nurse executives and other decision-making clinicians who are charged with understanding the big picture, improving outcomes and lowering costs.

  • iHealth is the home conference for Clinical Informatics Diplomates —physicians board-certified in clinical informatics.
  • iHealth is ideal for CMIO/CNIO/CMO/CNOs seeking to deepen the information base feeding critical decision-making by their teams and clinicians.
  • iHealth is for financially accountable executives who need to move the margins in ways that only operational informatics can drive.
  • iHealth is an essential element in the Applied Clinical Informaticians’ tool box for those leaders who want to make system investments that produce measureable results.