Live Webinar Date & Time: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 12:00pm EST.
Clinical quality measurement and performance improvement is a tenet of primary care practice and critical for achieving high-value patient outcomes in an ever increasingly complex clinical environment with aging populations, increased chronic disease burden and more value-based care arrangements. However, there are real and perceived challenges placed on providers in collecting required data, measuring outcomes and driving change. Despite the promises of of technology to support their practice such as electronic health records (EHRs), we now see that such technology does in some part contribute to increasing rates of “physician burnout”. Fortunately, there is increasing focus on the opportunities and challenges of utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to enhance the practice of medicine without increasing burden on clinicians. We will discuss the current and future potential of AI technologies on enhancing primary care quality initiatives as well as the potential barriers and challenges to adoption.
After attending this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Review the current state of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in the context of healthcare use cases
- Discuss the opportunities of utilizing AI in measuring and promoting quality efforts in primary care
- Identify challenges faced when developing, implementing and promoting the adoption AI technologies in primary care
About the Presenter:
Focused on the intersection of informatics, engineering, technology, clinical research and innovation, Dr. Anil Jain is Vice President and Chief Health Information Officer at IBM Watson Health. He was Co-Founder, Senior VP and Chief Medical Officer of Explorys, Inc. formed in 2009 based on innovations that he developed while at the Cleveland Clinic. In April 2015, Explorys was acquired by IBM as an integral component of the newly formed Watson Health business unit.
In May 2017, he was appointed by Congress to the Federal Health IT Advisory Committee formed by the 21st Century Cures Act. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and a Diplomate of Clinical Informatics from the American Board of Preventative Medicine. He continues to practice and teach medicine part- time at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to serving on state and national committees focused on driving quality & research through Health IT, Dr. Jain has authored more than 100 publications and abstracts and has delivered numerous talks on the benefits of sustainable Health IT innovation, clinical informatics as well as big data and cognitive analytics.
After receiving a degree in Biomedical Engineering and a degree in Medicine from Northwestern University in Chicago, Dr. Jain began his post-graduate training in Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in 1995. In addition to joining the Department of Internal Medicine in 1998; until July 2011, served as Senior Executive Director of IT where he led several Health IT innovations, including the e-Research programs, quality informatics and created solutions to monitor the "meaningful use" of EMRs to support the EHR Incentive Program. He has previously served as a leader within Better Health Greater Cleveland and is a former co-Director of Informatics of Case Western School of Medicine’s CTSA. He is an active member of the Health Information Management & Systems Society (HIMSS) and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).