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Reenvisioning the EHR with a Virtual Assistant

1:40pm - 2:25pm Monday, March 9
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
Additional Registration
Extra Fee


Imagine the examination room where the physician is having a conversation with the patient and family, and the computer becomes an easily accessible source of assimilated information that facilitates the development of a shared treatment plan. We often talk about allowing our providers and nurses to work at the top of their ladders. What if we also enabled our computers to work at the top of their ladders, and be more than digital typewriters? Our gadgets are extensions of our creativity and priorities. They can apply computational sophistication to identify lifesaving signals and patterns- if we let them. They can even be positioned to facilitate the patient-physician connection unobtrusively- if we let them. By rethinking computer and software design to align with what we value about the human condition, we can transform our computers from a necessary evil to trusted and reliable resources that fit seamlessly into the patient care experience. In fact, we can architect and fully realize this vision with everything that exists today.
This session is part of a special program called AMDIS/HIMSS Physicians’ Executive Symposium. Extra fees and separate registration is required.
This session is part of a special program called AMDIS HIMSS Physicians' Executive Symposium. Extra fees and separate registration is required.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the value of Artificial Intelligent (AI)-enabled natural language processing and understanding technologies in the advancement of healthcare delivery
  • Describe a framework for the usability design considerations, information request mapping, and artificial intelligence/natural language understanding platform that can be built to process voice requests
  • Discuss the implementation considerations for the incorporation of voice user interfaces in a healthcare setting
  • Create a vision for the future of patient-physician interactions where your principal technologies are delightfully reliable, intuitive, and intelligent; they naturally become a trusted partner in patient care


Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics & Pediatric Endocrinology,
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Continuing Education Credits



Physician or Physician’s Assistant