Health Information Technology Evaluation: From Meaningful Use to Meaningful Outcomes
Vitaly Herasevich, MD, PhD, MSc is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Critical Care, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He has been involved in medical informatics for over 20 years, with a specific concentration on applied clinical informatics in critical care and the science of health care delivery. Dr. Herasevich joined Mayo Clinic in 2006. He additionally has received a Master of Science in Clinical Research degree and became a Certified Professional in Healthcare Management Systems (CPHIMS).
He codirects the Clinical Informatics in Intensive Care laboratory that works to decrease complications and improve outcomes for critically ill patients through applied clinical informatics and quality improvement. He is interested in studying and developing clinical syndromic surveillance alerting systems (“sniffers”), clinical data visualization (novel patient-centered EMR), and health care predictive and prescriptive ambient intelligence. He is co-inventor of number of technologies including AWARE platform, resulting in technologies commercialization. Dr. Herasevich has coauthored 100 articles and the book Health Information Evaluation Handbook. He is a Fellow of Society of Critical Care Medicine, active within professional societies and served as chair of the SCCM Tele-ICU Committee. Dr. Herasevich is also part-time CMIO of Ambient Clinical Analytics (http://ambientclinical.com). More information at Mayo Clinic profile web page.
Governments and clinical providers are investing billions of dollars in health information technologies (HIT) with the expectation that this will translate into healthier patients experiencing better care at lower cost. As the initial HITECH investment dries up, we are entering a phase of market saturation for HIT commercial systems. Competition in this space will lead to innovation and a proliferation of new technologies with difficult-to-predict effects on providers, patients, and health systems. A systematic approach to the evaluation of technology in healthcare is needed if we are interested in reliably discriminating between useful innovation and clever marketing. This lecture will provide guidance on setting up an agenda for how to objectively evaluate a health information technology. Based on the HIT Evaluation Handbook // Herasevich, Pickering available on Amazon.