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Evidence into Action: Improving User Interface to Improve Patient Outcomes

Guest Editor: Thomas McGinn, MD, MPH

Despite rapid uptake of electronic health records (EHRs) and clinical decision support tools (CDS), implementing EHR and CDS tools into complex health care systems and clinical workflow continues to be challenging due to poor integration of these systems. Dr. Thomas McGinn (Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine) serves as guest editor of the newest eGEMs special issue, Evidence into Action: Improving User Interface to Improve Patient Outcomes, which shares lessons learned based on the experiences and perspectives of leaders and innovators developing and deploying user-friendly health IT interfaces and CDS tools.

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Concordium 2015 | Sept 21-22, 2015 | Washington, DC

Concordium 2015 is a new meeting from AcademyHealth’s EDM Forum focused on advancing the strategic development and use of evidence to transform health systems. This meeting will showcase innovation and leading ideas, share emerging science and applications, and promote collaboration by bringing together individuals and organizations working with big health data to integrate evidence, practice, and policy in delivery systems. The agenda features invited panels with national leaders, in addition to more than 100 peer-reviewed presentations and demonstrations on current research methods, informatics applications, and governance approaches to using electronic health data.

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AcademyHealth’s EDM Forum was created through a cooperative agreement from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Grant #U13 HS19564. Ongoing support for the EDM Forum comes from AHRQ Grant #U18 HS022789.
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