• May 2 – 4, Philadelphia

    iHealth 2017 Clinical Informatics Conference

    Creating real solutions through evidence- and experience-based practice

iHealth 2017 Closing Plenary Panel

Thursday, May 4
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Clinical Informatics Opportunities and Challenges and Electronic Health Records

This panel serves as the capstone to the iHealth Clinical Informatics conference involving clinical informatics executives discussing their opinions on the current and future state of the art and science.   

Co-chairs of iHealth Victoria Tiase and David M. Liebovitz will serve as moderators for this exciting closing session.

  • Victoria L. Tiase, Director, Informatics Strategy, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • David M. Liebovitz, Chief Medical Information Officer, The University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences
  • J. Marc Overhage, Chief Health Informatics Officer, Cerner Corporation
  • Todd Rothenhaus, Chief Medical Information Officer, athenahealth
  • Susan Hull, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

The landscape in healthcare has changed dramatically in a matter of a few months and the ramifications are being felt throughout the industry and nation.   Yet, as clinical informaticians working in a variety of professional settings we continue to understand there are still many opportunities and challenges that can be addressed as reform plays out in the policy arena.   Many of these issues took the form of recommendations that were constructively identified in the seminal AMIA report AMIA EHR-2020 Task Force on the status and future direction of EHRs

These core issues span from clinical care and to those supporting clinical informatics in the health information technology industry—and AMIA members are on the front line poised to collaborate.  It is perhaps as important as it ever was to maintain focus in service to the patients and populations. 

Discussion topics may include:

  • Key strategic challenges facing organizations in the next 5 and then 10 years
  • Population based approaches for care management outside of in-person visits
  • AI tools and complex analytics and acuity based staffing and risk models
  • Patient engagement through patient portals and self-monitoring
  • Impact of FHIR and other interoperability approaches on the clinical user interface of EHR systems
  • Role of users of clinical systems to prepare for the future of healthcare management
  • Telehealth impacting clinical workflow and the patient care experience