AMIA: Merging of Research and Care to Take Center Stage in 2017

Thursday, October 27, 2016

During comments delivered at the HL7 2016 Genomics Policy Conference, AMIA Vice President for Public Policy Jeffery Smith, MPP, predicted that tangible steps would be made in 2017 to reimagine the research-practice relationship – where point-of-care medicine enables research and clinical research more readily informs clinical care.

Key takeaways:

  • Precision Medicine Initiative (now called All of Us Research Program) will be important catalyst for patient matching, participant consent and patient access to health information;
  • Finalization of Common Rule NPRM must include exemptions for non-interventional research; a lot of education and guidance will also be necessary, regardless of final rule scope
  • Quality Payment Program should incentivize further investment in informatics tools and application; close monitoring of program performance and evaluation will be key

A full post was published on the Medium platform in conjunction with Mr. Smith’s appearance and can be found here.