AMIA 2019 Symposium - Informatics: From Data to Knowledge to Action

Report Abstract

The AMIA Symposium is a leading forum for biomedical informatics discussion and had an attendance of just over 2000 delegates in Washington DC, including six attendees from NSE. The symposium draws participation from clinicians, researchers, industry professionals, educators, scientists, policy makers and even talented high school students. There is also a wide range of activities, including exhibitions, networking events, workshops, panels and system demonstrations. This report summarizes some of the hot topics that received attention at sessions we attended. An underlying theme that permeates much of healthcare data discussion is, of course, privacy and patient trust. The other important topics were how to deploy machine learning (ML) models in practice, augmented intelligence, data quality assessment, blockchain in healthcare, learning health systems (LHS), natural language
processing (NLP) and phenotyping.