October 27, 2017
The American Medical Association (AMA) is reshaping the health IT landscape by allowing physicians to amalgamate with big data analytics firms and many other vendors via online forum.
AMA President David O. Barbe, MD said “The AMA is committed to shaping a future where digital health tools are evidence-based, validated, interoperable, and actionable to ensure patients are receiving high-quality care.”
He also added “To make this a reality, the AMA is working with leaders across health care who are keenly focused on technologies that work better for patients and physicians and seeking ways to bring the physician voice into the innovation space.”
This platform will allow access to virtual panel discussions with health IT experts, allowing vendors and physicians to share real-world experiences and new ideas for streamlining workflows, creating safer and more intuitive products, and developing the next generation of innovative technologies.
Barbe asserted “We know that when physician expertise is aligned with input from partners on the leading edge of health technology, we produce meaningful results.”
“The Physician Innovation Network will help ensure that physicians play a greater role in leading digital health innovations that expand the bounds of science, enhance patient care, and shape a better health care system, and improve the health of the nation.”