D. Vito (1), M. Diltz (1), M. Porter (1), P. White (1), A. Luberti (1)
(1) The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Clinical informatics education, professional training education, patient consumer health education
As the bar to actively participate in one’s own health is consistently lowered through technology, patients are helping to evolve traditional workflows to make data more accessible at the point of care. This growing trend of patient engagement and personalized medicine was the focus of the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Informatics Symposium in Philadelphia, PA on April 26, 2013. The conference, presented annually by the Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMi) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, featured plenary sessions, panel discussions, and paper presentations on a range of topics, including patient engagement and personalized medicine; using data and analytics to optimize patient care; nursing informatics; and the future of biomedical informatics.