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The Council is a trusted network of chief information and chief medical information officers engaged in their organizations' efforts to make use of information technologies to more effectively turn data into knowledge, and make it available where ever it is needed to deliver high quality patient care.
The Council's current chair is Tim Heilmann, M.D., FAAFP, ABPM, chief medical information officer, UPMC Susquehanna Health Medical Group, with Charles Van Duyne, M.D., M.S., chief medical information/innovation officer, USMD Health System, serving as past chair.
Members of the Council are committed to sharing ideas, strategies and information with colleagues facing similar challenges and to building stronger professional connections with their peers in similar positions and organizations. This is achieved through various mediums including face-to-face meetings, webinars, and a dedicated listserv reserved solely for members of the Council. Topics members have focused on include:
- Security Plans
- Health Information Technology
- EHR Optimization
- Electronic Device Distribution
Council members must be willing to actively work together on activities which can accelerate collective learning, reduce the costs of innovation and discovery, and facilitate the transfer of new knowledge to the larger community of AMGA members.