MN e-Health Summit 2018 Re-cap

MN e-Health Summit 2018 Re-cap


The 2018 annual Minnesota e-Health Summit delivered quality education about emerging national and state e-Health initiatives. The Summit provided national, state and local perspectives and stories with practical applications for healthcare delivery organizations. In addition to hearing from internationally recognized e-Health leaders, attendees discussed policy issues, learned about the progress of innovative projects underway in Minnesota, and received progress reports that highlight statewide activities. Moreover, the event provided education to advance e-health, improve health information interoperability, implement health information exchange, as well as build connections for healthier communities.

The event was headlined by outstanding keynotes, Dr. Umair Shah, who hit home the importance of leveraging e-health in applying innovation, engagement, & equity for healthier communities; and Liz Salmi, who called on all Minnesota health systems to open clinical notes to all patients. The remainder of the event program consisted of 16 concurrent break-out sessions. Our top themes and impressions from the conference are captured below.

OpenNotes

Analytics

Health Information Exchange

Public Health

In summary, the event advanced discussions around the adoption of health information exchange within the state of Minnesota to advance interoperability, improve public health, facilitate care coordination, and improve patient outcomes. It was refreshing and inspiring to hear the perspective of a patient facing a chronic condition and their challenges in navigating healthcare, and how that can be vastly improved with increased transparency. It was also invaluable to learn of the advanced analytics occurring at healthcare delivery organizations to identify patients at risk and design interventions to improve care.

Many thanks to the conference organizers for their tireless work in making the event a success, and to the sponsors who made the collaboration possible.

MN e-Health Summit Sponsors

 

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