Tailboard Talk
Advancing Health Equity through Health Data & Infrastructure – The Role of the Health Information Professional


The goal of this panel is to explore the health information management professional’s role to advance health equity in healthcare. Panelists will discuss how improved collection, standardization, exchange, and reporting of data can support efforts to better identify and address health inequities. Panelists will discuss the current challenges healthcare organizations and governments face in comprehensively collecting and reporting data on race, ethnicity, and social determinants, highlight the role of public-private partnerships in driving consensus-based standards, and identify policy solutions.  Panelists will also discuss how the healthcare infrastructure and technologies can best support patients’ overall needs, through increased access to care and information, care coordination, and privacy protections.

Mark Hagland Maria Caban Alizondo Melany Merryman Kamar Braish