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AMA CEO Dr. James Madara emphasizes the future of health data: 4 insights

Written by  Megan Wood | Monday, 13 November 2017 21:41
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James L. Madara, MD, American Medical Association CEO, emphasized the opportunities and challenges in the health data space at the AMA Interim Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, Oct. 11.

Here are four insights:

 

1. Although the AMA is dedicated to addressing problems, such as burnout and new legislation, Dr. Madara noted they must keep their eye on the future.

 

2. The association unveiled AMA's Integrated Health Model Initiative in October. The initiative is striving to establish a common data model for the healthcare industry.

 

3. Health data will allow providers to grasp a comprehensive understanding of a patient's care continuum.

 

4. Dr. Madara called on physicians to take a central role in "crafting healthcare."

 

"Currently, we confront oceans of data, but only puddles of clinical meaning," said Dr. Madara during the speech.

 

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