Physician's Exec Forum: HIT Legislation and Risk Mitigation: Are They Changing Clinical Practices?

Monday, April 17 at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM CT
South Building, Level 1 | S100 C

Health information technologies are intended to improve care but can cause unintended harm, such as poorly configured clinical decision support tools that use incorrect data to make a recommendation to start a specific treatment. The risk is potentially heightened with emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. In this panel, we will explore how government, vendors, and healthcare providers evaluate and respond to this risk. We will discuss major regulations concerning Software as a Medical Device, current practices for documentation and decision-making, and how organizations have chosen who in their organization is responsible for understanding the interplay among the medical, technical, ethical, and legal domains.


This session is part of the AMDIS/HIMSS Physicians' Executive Forum agenda and requires separate registration

Learning Objectives

  • Compare stakeholder perspectives on the legislation around HIT, including regulatory, government, vendor, and legal perspectives
  • Identify what compliance responsibilities CMIOs have in the fast-changing HIT landscape
  • Examine bias as a concept in Artificial Intelligence
  • Explore the impact of EMR implementation for litigation review, and identify what a best-practice alert looks like
  • Credits
    Clinical Informaticist, CMIO/CMO, Physician or Physician’s Assistant


    Birju Patel
    Clinical Informaticist


    Bakul Patel
    Senior Director, Global Digital Health Strategy & Regulatory
    Matthew Diamond
    Chief Medical Officer, Digital Health Center of Excellence
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    Suchi Saria
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Bayesian Health
    Virginia Beach
    Director, Claims Services, Insurance and Risk Management Services
    Trinity Health