To be presented at AMIA 2018 Symposium, Session S68: 10:30 12:00 PST YQ Panel -Implementation Science for Global Health Informatics Projects
Panel Chair: Yuri Quintana, Ph.D., Director Global Informatics, Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
- Paul G. Biondich, MD MS, Director of Global Health Informatics, Regenstrief Institute
- Hamish Fraser, MD, Associate Professor of Medical Science, Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics
- Andrew S. Kanter, MD MPH FACMI, Asst. Prof. of Clinical Biomedical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Columbia University
- John H. Holmes, PhD, FACE, FACMI, Professor of Medical Informatics in Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
The implementation of informatics programs in low- and middle- income countries remains difficult for many reasons and sustainability is even more challenging. Many emerging economies are beginning to appreciate the role of health information technology, not only within health program oversight activities but as an effector of improved quality and efficiency. As such, eHealth leadership within these countries are actively attempting to rationalize national HIT architectural approaches as a precursor towards large-scale implementation. This panel will describe approaches and lessons learned in the implementation of global health informatics programs and create an opportunity for an interactive discussion with the audience on the on-going challenges in the sustainability of global informatics programs.