Informatics Research Seminar: The Future of Health and Getting There
August 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Speaker: Ed Hammond, PhD,
Presented from Duke
Almost anything and everything that relates to healthcare is changing. Many of these changes relate to new and developing technologies; to data sharing across sites of care; to new methods for reimbursement; to new roles for the stakeholders involved in the delivery of health care; to the delivery of care in new settings; to changing and aging populations; and to shifts in responsibilities. Computers and robots will replace humans for many of the tasks now done by humans including decision making. New types of data will become a key part of decision making – behavioral, genomic, social, and environmental will be added to clinical data. Patients will play an increasingly important role in taking responsibility of their own health and decision-making. New ways of using and viewing data are essential for the volume of data. Patient Reported Outcomes will become a primary source of data. Precision Medicine will focus on individuals. Population Health will engage all sectors of the world around us – individuals, families, neighborhoods, communities, regions, countries, and the global society.
Ed Hammond, PhD, is the Director of the Duke Center for Health Informatics, Clinical and Translation Sciences Institute (CTSI). He is also the Director of Academic Affairs for the Master of Management in Clinical informatics (MMCi) degree program in the School of Medicine; and the Director for Applied Informatics Research, Duke Health Technology Solutions. Ed is the Chair Emeritus of HL7 International.