Project Details - Ended
- Grant Number:R13 HS021825
- Funding Mechanism:
- AHRQ Funded Amount:$230,014
- Principal Investigator:
- Project Dates:9/30/2012 to 7/31/2015
- Health Care Theme:
Since 2006, AMIA has convened annual health policy invitational meetings to address emerging issues and innovations in health, information technology (IT), and clinical technologies. As an objective convener, AMIA’s meetings present the issues from diverse perspectives, discuss challenges and solutions, and make public policy and research-oriented recommendations. Past themes have included: clinical data capture and documentation; health data use, stewardship, and governance; and patient-centered care. The AHRQ Health IT Portfolio has provided ongoing support to facilitate the AMIA Policy Invitational Meetings. The meetings included plenary sessions, breakout sessions, and large group discussions.
The 2012 AMIA Health Policy Invitational Meeting, “Health Data Use, Stewardship and Governance: Ongoing Gaps and Challenges,” sought to further understanding of data use, re-use, stewardship, and governance to meet challenges posed by new and emerging sources of health data.
AMIA’s 2013 Health Policy Meeting, “Advancing Patient-Centered Care, Collaboration, Communication, and Coordination,” focused on how the future state of health, wellness, and care will increasingly include the active participation of patients, families, and caregivers through data use, re-use, stewardship and governance in the delivery and management of patient-centered care; and to address the informatics-related challenges posed by the sharing and management of both clinician- and patient-generated health data.
The primary purpose of the 2014 AMIA Health Policy Invitational Meeting, “Harnessing Next-Generation Informatics for Personalizing Medicine,” was to develop recommendations for future policies and identify research needs for advancing personalized medicine.
The topic of the 2015 AMIA Invitational Policy Meeting was “Unlocking the Potential of Electronic Health Records: How Policymakers Can Impact the Ongoing Evolution of EHRs.” The 2015 meeting sought to build on a year-long project conducted by AMIA’s EHR 2020 Task Force to develop policy recommendations for the next phase in EHR evolution.
The outcomes and products from the meetings include a summary report with recommendations, a short-range action and research plan (2-3 years) that could be pursued by the participants and other stakeholders in order to address the issues, and one or more manuscripts for submission to JAMIA or elsewhere.