Current SIG Co-Chairs:
Mark Mai, MD, MHS
Nymisha Chilukuri, MD
Stacey Stokes, MD, MPH
Current SIG Mentor:
Joseph Zorc, MD
Health informatics is the multidisciplinary medical subspecialty that unites people, processes and technology to benefit and advance individual patient care, public health and the healthcare industry.
The Health Informatics SIG seeks to create an inclusive community of pediatric academicians with an interest in the field of health informatics to improve pediatric patient care, conduct evidence-based research, and facilitate collaborative work.
Current SIG Goals
- Catalyze opportunities for networking and collaboration
- Support career development in the field of health informatics
- Foster data and analytics literacy for research, operations and quality improvement
- Highlight emerging challenges and opportunities for future work
This year at PAS, the new co-chairs used part of the SIG meeting as a workshop with SIG participants to review and revamp the SIG mission and goals. Large and small group work allowed the co-chairs to capture what SIG members hope to get out of the SIG, and how the co-chairs can best move the group forward. With that work, the co-chairs edited the overall mission and goals of the SIG to its current version, which will guide the team in our work over the next two and a half years.
The second half of the PAS SIG meeting was used for a “Fireside Chat” with Dr. Anne Fallon, pediatric hospitalist at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Director of Informatics for URMC, and CMIO for Golisano Children's Hospital. Dr. Fallon discussed how quality improvement and health informatics are often intertwined and benefit each other. The conversation was robust with audience participation that spanned data analytics, governance structures, and how to navigate competing institutional interests.
The feedback from SIG members will guide forthcoming initiatives generated by the SIG, including opportunities for networking and webinar-based educational and informational sessions
Other groups (other SIGs and other groups not in the APA) that work in your area of interest:
- AAP Council on Clinical Information Technology
- APA Simulation-based Medical Education
- APA Quality Improvement SIG