Crossing the Health IT Chasm

There is a gap between the health information technology systems we have and the systems we need as patients, clinicians, researchers, and innovators. That’s why AMIA brought together Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD; Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, FACMI; Blackford Middleton, MD, MPH, MSc, FACMI; Indra Neil Sarkar, PhD, MLIS, FACMI; and Jeff Smith, MPP, to develop a blueprint to help cross the health IT chasm.

Key solutions and recommendations for each audience include:

  • Patients: Focus on improving access and liberating patient data
  • Clinicians: Improve interoperability and clinical utility of patient data
  • Researchers & Innovators: Enhance the capacity for research and innovation to affect patient care.

Why Informatics? So we can develop and implement strategies that allow all stakeholders – patients, clinicians, researchers, developers and policymakers – to benefit from a connected, innovative healthcare ecosystem that will transform health and healthcare.