Real world, patient-centric, big data, IHMI has it all

The American Medical Association recently announced it was starting the Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI). IHMI is a platform for bringing together the health and technology sectors around a common data model and is open to all health care and technology stakeholders. Early collaborators include IBM, Cerner, Intermountain Healthcare, American Heart Association, American Medical Informatics Association, among others. For a pretty cool video on the initiative, look here. Given the economic and societal burden of chronic diseases, IHMI will initially prioritize its resources and efforts in areas such as hypertension, diabetes and asthma. Most large, standards-based, open-collaborations do succeed, right? We hope it does succeed and we don’t end up asking “what would you say… ya do here?”