In July, ACEP hosted thought leaders from health information technology (IT) for a one-day collaborative summit designed to foster important discussions about the future of health care IT in the acute care setting. More than 100 outside-the-box thinkers discussed both aspirational and immediately actionable ways to make health care IT more intuitive and functional for emergency physicians and their patients.
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The Health IT Summit included prominent EM informatics experts and representatives from the CDC, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, the Veterans Health Administration, Cerner, Epic, and more, brainstorming about the future of care delivery and data sciences. What’s the ideal future state of health care IT, and how do we get there? How do data acquisition, artificial intelligence, data transparency, population health, quality initiatives, policy, advocacy, predictive modeling, and data-driven networks factor into future plans?
The work product of this summit will be summarized to serve as a guidebook for ACEP’s future planning, policy, and advocacy related to administrative burden and EHR.