The U.S. healthcare system faces a crisis in care quality, with adults receiving only about half of recommended evidence-based care. At the same time, the U.S. healthcare system faces a crisis in clinician burnout, caused in no small part by frustration with the electronic health record (EHR). The University of Utah’s ReImagine EHR initiative has invested heavily in leveraging SMART on FHIR as a means of addressing these dual crises by improving patient care and enhancing the clinician experience with the EHR. As a culmination of this effort, the University of Utah has developed a SMART on FHIR platform for chronic disease management and health maintenance. Entering initial production deployment in an Epic EHR environment in Spring 2019, this platform provides a unified overview of the patient’s care needs related to common chronic diseases and health maintenance. Through seamless integration with the EHR, the platform pulls in and intuitively organizes relevant data; provides actionable, guideline-based recommendations; enables 1-click ordering of needed interventions; and facilitates required clinical documentation. In this session, the presenters will demonstrate how the Disease Management Platform makes it easy – and perhaps even enjoyable – to provide evidence-based care to every patient, every time.

Learning Objective: After participating in this session, the learner should be better able to understand how to improve care quality and reduce clinician burnout by leveraging SMART on FHIR for chronic disease management and health maintenance.


Kensaku Kawamoto (Presenter)
University of Utah

Douglas Martin, University of Utah
Claude Nanjo, University of Utah

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