2020 Summit on Digital Transformation

CMSS 2020 Summit on Digital Transformation:
Driving Knowledge, Measurement and Improvement

April 29-30, 2020
Hilton Chicago | Chicago, IL

Due to the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the CMSS Digital Transformation Summit.

We had looked forward to kicking off the CMSS initiative on Digital Transformation at the April Summit. Instead, we will dedicate significant programming time to Digital Transformation at the CMSS Annual Meeting (October 27-30, 2020) when we can consider together how an evolving data ecosystem can support clinical registries, guidelines, professional education, and improvement.

Please review these FAQs for Registrants to find information to answer your immediate questions regarding cancellations.

Save the Dates: Plan to join us at the CMSS Annual Meeting, October 27-30 at the Hyatt Washington on Capitol Hill.


About the Summit

Healthcare in the United States is in the midst of a dramatic digital transformation. CMSS and its member societies have identified Digital Transformation as one of our top priorities for the coming year. We plan to build on the work of previous CMSS Registry Summits and consider together how an evolving data ecosystem can support clinical registries, guidelines, professional education and improvement.

At the Digital Transformation Summit, we will consider how specialty societies can help harness the potential of knowledge-driven digital services, including AI and machine learning, that can support clinical practice, research, guidelines, registries, care pathways, professional education and quality improvement. Specialty societies should offer their expertise on the validity and currency of digital data, as well as optimal clinical practices to support effective design and functionality of digital systems built to support learning health systems. With their growing interest in clinical care, big data players such as Google, Apple and Amazon should look to specialty societies as the source of clinical expertise and intellectual capital that can be transformative to their efforts. Specialty societies can also be a trusted partner to ensure patient privacy and the ethical use of emerging digital tools and information.

The Summit will be an important launching point for CMSS and member society activities related to the new strategic initiative on digital transformation. Together, we will:

  1. Ensure specialty society participation and collaboration in the design and functionality of emerging digital systems with leading industry companies and thought leaders
  2. Serve as a trusted source on digital transformation, including a shared repository of educational materials for specialty societies
  3. Develop a multispecialty workgroup on digital transformation, including experts, tech savvy and digital native physicians
  4. Collaborate with thought leaders in academia and vendors in the digital marketplace on ethical standards and principles for the safe and effective use of digital tools (e.g., AI, machine learning)