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Jun 28, 2022

Data has become the chief catalyst, and common thread, for the future transformation of our healthcare system. Through its application of computer and information science, health informatics is a major driver for meaningful change through improvements in clinical care, public health, life sciences research, and interoperability. 

What are the trends in today’s health informatics? And how will this discipline help deliver our sick-care based system into a foundation of true whole-person health?

Today’s show helps answer those questions and more with one of the most well-known and respected leaders in medical informatics, Dr. Marion Ball, the executive director at MICHI, or the Multi-Interprofessional Center of Health Informatics at the University of Texas at Arlington. 

Selected as one of the 50 most influential IT professionals over the last 50 years by HIMSS, Dr. Ball is an author/editor of over 25 books and over 230 articles in the field of health informatics. She has also been recognized as one of the most powerful women in healthcare IT by Health Data Management. 

Leading the conversation with Dr. Ball on today’s show is Dr. Paul Grundy, Chief Transformation Officer at Innovaccer. Here's what they discussed:

  • Fueling an explosion of women into informatics
  • The #1 thing necessary for true data integration and interoperability
  • What segment needs to most merge with health informatics–and why
  • How healthcare informatics can be more personalized for better care outcomes
  • When Congress failed, and women led the growth of informatics in healthcare
  • What’s TIGER, and how has it changed lives and healthcare
  • The difference between healthcare and nursing informatics
  • The lynchpin for linking health data and results
  • What Denmark can teach us about effective healthcare system integration