Medical Informatics and Electronic Health Records (EHR) SIG
Pediatric healthcare practitioners interested in the use of information technologies to support patient care, teaching, research and health care administration. We have diverse backgrounds, talents, and interests. Some are "techies" and others just want use the technology to help them take care of patients. EVERYONE is welcome.
The Medical Informatics and Electronic Health Records (EHR) SIG goals are to:
- Provide a forum for APA members to discuss all aspects of pediatric medical and present their scholarly work in the field
- Offer opportunity to network with other pediatric professionals interested in pediatric medical informatics.
- Introduce other pediatric professionals to the field of medical informatics
Join SIG Listserv
Send an email to email@example.com declaring your interest in joining the Evidence-based Pediatrics SIG; your declaration will result with your email being added to our SIG's List-Serv.
What do I get if I join the Medical Informatics and Electronic Health Records (EHR) SIG?
We meet at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in May each year. We often have a theme presentation with lots of ensuing discussion. We also have had short presentations on different topics. It is a great forum to meet people and get ideas.
We also have our own listserve that offers the opportunity for online discussions and communicates information to the MI SIG membership as well.
There is also the opportunity to work on potential projects through the MI SIG.
Previous Annual Meeting Topics
- 2010 – Meaningful Use of Medical Informatics and Creation of a new Subspeciality in Medical Informatics
- 2009 – Careers in Medical informatics
- 2008 – Medical Informatics Round Robin
- 2007 – Pediatric Medical Informatics and Public Policy
- 2006 – Health Information Technology Standards
- 2005 – Bioinformatics: Integrating Computers, Basic Science and Clinical Medicine
- 2004 – Clinical Physician Order Entry
What is Medical Informatics?
From the American Medical Informatics Association
(http://www.amia.org/inside. 2008) :
"Biomedical and health informatics applies principles of computer and information science to the advancement of life sciences research, health professions education, public health, and patient care. This multidisciplinary and integrative field focuses on health information and communication technologies (HICT), and involves the computer, cognitive, and social sciences. Biomedical and health informatics has developed its own areas of emphasis and approaches that sets it apart from other professions and disciplines.
Biomedical and health informatics is an emerging, interdisciplinary and diverse field that combines health sciences (such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and allied health) with computer science, management and decision science, biostatistics, engineering and information technology.
Solves problems in health care delivery, pharmaceutical, biomedical and health sciences research, health education and clinical/medical decision making. Is essential in all aspects of health care and biomedicine."
A Happy New Year to all of you! Our thanks to those who responded to our survey last fall. The results have been very helpful in helping us plan our upcoming PAS session, and also in understanding the needs and desires of our group. A few quick facts: most of us work in the outpatient areas (76%), have been in practice greater than 5 years (79%), have not had any formal training in informatics (89%), and have no definite plans of receiving more training (over 50%). If you are interested in an informatics fellowship however, check out our SIG WIKI on the APA site. Erika Abramson has written a quick primer on Informatics fellowships. We also heard from you how you wish to receive regular updates through the newsletter and by email about SIG activities and Informatics topics. We are pleased to inform you that PAS planning is well underway and we anticipate a highly instructive session. We have invited three CMIO's to provide us with their perspective on the future state of pediatric electronic health record systems, point-of-care clinical decision support resources, and how health information technology policy will affect our future care. Our guest speakers include:
Marvin Harper: Senior Associate Physician in Medicine, Chief Medical Information Officer, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital. With specialties in both Pediatric Infectious Disease and Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Marvin has written about and worked on IT solutions to improve patient care delivery in the pediatric emergency room setting.
Troy McGuire: Chief Medical Information Officer, Medical Director for Medication Safety, Seattle Children's Hospital. With over 17 years of diverse practice experience, including primary care in disadvantaged communities, neonatal and pediatric critical care transport, and pediatric hospitalist in an academic setting, Troy's focus has been on improving the safety and efficiency of care delivery in the complex, tertiary environment of a Children's hospital. Troy is being honored as one of four finalists in the AMIA Provider Innovation in Informatics (Pi2) Award for his work on NEDOCS (National Emergency Department Over Crowding Score). The award honors providers who are pioneering ways to bring informatics out of academia and into healthcare delivery. It will be presented on January 31 in Orlando at the iHealth 2014 conference.
Feliciano Yu: Chief Medical Information Officer, St. Louis Children's Hospital, Associate Professor at the Department of Pediatrics, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine. He maintains clinical practice as a pediatric hospitalist at the St. Louis Children's Hospital. Pele's primary focus lies in the intersection of health informatics, outcomes research and quality of care. In 2012, he served in an AHRQ Subcommittee on Quality Measures for Children's Healthcare to review children's health care quality measures.
Kudos as well to Emily Webber, who is also one of the finalists in the AMIA Provider Innovation in Informatics (Pi2) Award for her work on a Pediatric Venous Thromboembolus (VTE) Screening and Prophylazis Tool at Riley Hospital for Children.
We are very excited that over half of you plan to attend the upcoming PAS session in Vancouver this May. Please note that our SIG session will be on Sunday, May 4, from 12 to 3 pm. Details on room location will be forthcoming. As a quick preview of the agenda, we will have a plenary session featuring our speakers, followed by a panel discussion led by our chairs on a variety of informatics topics (mobile health, pediatric registries, big data and predictive analytics, pediatric informatics research). While the deadline for submission of abstracts to the general PAS session has passed, we would like to provide a venue for any unaccepted informatics work. We wish you all a great start to 2014. See you in May in Vancouver!
Current SIG Co-Chairs:
Erika Abramson, MD, MS
525 East 68th St Rm M-610A
New York, NY 10065
Phone: (212) 746-3929
Jane Hull, MD
1906 Belleview Ave, SE
Roanoke, VA 24014
Phone: (540) 266-6345
Michelle Medina, MD
5410 Riverview Drive
North Royalton, OH 44133
Phone: (440) 652-6315
Srinivasan Suresh, MD, MBA
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 745-5260
Levon Utidjian, MD
3535 Market St, St 1024
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 300-4248