ACC's Informatics & Health Information Technology (IHIT) Task Force in Action
Lack of interoperability across health information technology (HIT) has been identified as a leading cause of clinician burnout, but the issue is too great for any one organization to solve. The ACC's Informatics and HIT Task Force, led by Jeff Westcott, MD, FACC, Task Force Chair, and John Windle, MD, FACC, convened recognized leaders from a broad coalition of stakeholders, including clinicians, health systems professionals, electronic health information vendors, standards development organizations and more, for a summit on Harmonizing Dataflow and Workflow Across the Clinical Domain, on May 4th, at Heart House. The sessions included interoperability through semantics and syntax of data elements and the future direction of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry, the live meeting fostered engaging discussions to identify trends, areas of stakeholder agreement and areas for improvement with the goal of creating real-world solutions to achieve true meaningful use of health information technology. Review the full agenda here. The outcomes and next steps as a result of this meeting will be coming soon.