In its 8th year, I once again attended Georgia’s Health IT Leadership Summit, a room filled with several hundred Health IT professionals with the interest of sharing ideas around improving patient care through IT progress.
Shahid Shah, “The Healthcare IT Guy” opened up the day with inspiring thoughts about “How the Rise of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Will Impact the Role of Clinicians”. With systems integration key to moving from data silos of electronic information that exist in EMRs and wearables to a world of harmonized data, we’re making progress. The question becomes can we skip basic data analytics, push ahead with machine learning and the jump to augmented and artificial intelligence where drastic change can take place in patient care?
Other sessions covered important topics including Consumer Digital Health, Cybersecurity, Fee for Service to Value-based Care and Population Health with a focus on bridging public health and clinical care.
And congratulations to Michele Madison of Morris ,Manning & Martin who was presented with The Pat Williams Community Leader of the Year Award for her efforts to improve Georgia’s HealthIT ecosystem.
Were you there? Any insights to share?
Until next time,