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Accelerating Care Transformation (ACT) Initiative

ACT Steering Committee

Jerome A. Osheroff, MD, FACP, FACMI; Principal, TMIT Consulting, LLC (Chair)

Theresa Cullen, MD, MS; Public Health Director, Pima County Health Dept.

Patricia Gagliano, MD; Vice President, Health Care Quality Improvement, IPRO

Evelyn Gallego, MBA, MPH, CPHIMS; Founder and CEO, EMI Advisors

Ben Hamlin, DrPH; Liaison to Federal Agencies and HL7 Communities

Reid Kiser, MS; Founding Partner, Kiser Healthcare Solutions

David R. Little, MD; Physician Informaticist, Epic

Anne Myrka, RPh, MAT; Senior Director, Drug Safety and Chronic Disease Management, IPRO

Bilikis Oladimeji, MD, MMCi, CPHIMS; HLWF Alliance

Josh Rubin, JD, MBA, MPH, MPP; Founding President and CEO, Learning Health Community

Julia Skapik, MD, MPH, FAMIA; CMIO, National Association of Community Health Centers; Board Chair, HL7 International

Frank Sonnenberg, MD, FACP, FACMI; Rutgers Health, CMIO RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group

Marc V. Williams, MD; Professor and Director Emeritus, Department of Genomic Health, Geisinger

Over 70 people participated in a summit at the 11/23 AMIA conference to launch an initiative to cross-fertilize and accelerate efforts aimed at care transformation and advancing learning health systems (LHSs - see Summit slides). Since this summit, the Accelerating Care Transformation (ACT) initiative has begun, led by initial Steering Committee members listed to the right.


ACT is taking steps to execute on recommendations in the Roadmap for National Action on Clinical Decision Support (presented to the Secretary of HHS in 2006), which were enhanced in the AHRQ evidence-based Care Transformation Support (ACTS) initiative funded by AHRQ from 2018-21. ACTS produced a detailed future visionconcept demonstration, and execution plan to advance target-focused care transformation and LHSs. 


As outlined in the draft charter, ACT is focusing initially on several high impact clinical conditions to cross-fertilize efforts in ways that advance stakeholder results within and across these conditions. For example, by providing and leveraging this emerging catalog (fed by this google form) where stakeholders are briefly describing their projects in ways that foster assembling these 'puzzle pieces' into the shared future vision. Many submissions have already been provided and we've begun taking steps to connect these puzzle pieces in mutually beneficial ways.


ACT activities - including stakeholder-driven refinements to the charter - will be driven by opportunities to cultivate mutual benefits among participants. For more information about ACT, contact Jerry Osheroff.

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