September 18, 2019

Health IT Summit Scheduled for July 8th, 2019

What a year 2018 has been!

CEDR is poised to cross 200 practice groups representing more than 1,000 individual emergency departments. This is a true testament to the confidence of participating groups in CEDR and its capabilities.

CEDR will be evolving from being a current CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) with robust reporting tools to a future data-driven quality improvement platform. With more than 40 million visits in the CEDR data store, it’s only the beginning of the big data journey for Emergency Medicine. It is ACEP’s humble beginning towards a long-term digital transformation.

A joint ACEP and EMF Data Summit was held at ACEP headquarters on February 8, 2019. The goal of summit was to define the requirements, scope, and approach for building a data analytics platform to enable research with CEDR data to:

  • Support improvements in the clinical practice of Emergency Medicine
  • Increase efficiency in the Emergency Department
  • Provide data for disease management and research
  • Improve clinical outcomes for patients and the community at large

EMF has an interest in ensuring that the CEDR Data Analytics Platform is properly developed to allow emergency medicine researchers and other entities (such as government agencies, pharmaceutical and device companies, researchers from other disciplines) access to valid data. This is a tremendous opportunity for both ACEP and EMF to not only shape the direction of CEDR research but also design an efficient process for related funding.

ACEP has already begun the identification of the data domains based on existing knowledge of the current CEDR data feeds in place. Concurrently, the ACEP team is engaged in discussions with Healthcare IT partners with specific expertise in big data analytics for the healthcare market.

More than 20 experts joined the Summit and had discussion around emergency care research data requirements and industry trends. The concepts related to data completeness, data accuracy, and data value were discussed. More to come...

Another exciting opportunity is ACEP’s Health IT Summit scheduled for July 8th, 2019. Here is a synopsis of this upcoming event:

Theme: Evolving Emergency Care with Technology


The landscape of emergency medicine and acute care transforms rapidly and changes can be difficult to predict. The American College of Emergency Physicians – the leader in emergency medicine innovation – is taking the same pioneering spirit of its founders to discover new paths into the future.

The participants will gain insight into the emergency physician’s perspective on where the future lies and align their roadmaps to ACEP’S vision during this summit of industry thought-leaders.
Participants will collaborate with ACEP not only to develop a 10-year vision and tactical 3-year roadmap for the future of emergency medicine but also to become ACEP’s partners as we blaze new trails.

Objectives for ACEP

  • Provide collaboration platform for Industry to share thoughts for improvements in the clinical practice of Emergency Medicine
  • Build a 10-year vision and 3 year roadmap for digital transformation of acute care continuum
  • Find new partners to collaborate on the digital transformation goals/agenda
  • Establish ACEP’s credibility as a leading organization to drive the change

Key Themes

  • Interoperability between systems
  • EHR usability from the physician side
  • Big data and what it means in Emergency Medicine

Sessions and workshops scheduled to include

  • Keynote Address - Don Rucker, National Coordinator for HIT (ONC)
  • Evidence-Based Care Transformation - Perspective from AHRQ
  • Clinical Decision Support & EHR Usability - Driving knowledge transition and guideline adherence
  • Data Systems and Quality Measures - Perspective from EPIC
  • The Digitalization of Clinical Content - Perspectives from ACEP & EvidenceCare
  • Patients over Paperwork and the Quality Strategy from CMS
  • Big Data & Emergency Medicine - Overview of the EMF/Data ’19 Summit
  • Interoperability, Data Liquidity, HIE & Portability
  • Managing Complex HIT Conditions - The future of “Big Data” analysis & population health
  • Opioid Management and Patient Safety
  • Globalization of Emergency Care
  • ACEP’s Role in Digital Transformation of Acute Care Continuum
  • Quality Collaboratives and Accreditation - E-QUAL, CUAP & GEDA
  • Breakout Sessions

For additional details and registration please visit HIT Summit 2019.