2020 Vision: The History and Future of MedBiquitous - January 21
"MedBiquitous Community Connection" is a series of free one-hour webinars featuring health professions educators and technology innovators from around the globe. "MedBiquitous Community Connection" provides a forum for community experts to share how digital technologies are promoting improvement and better outcomes across the continuum of health professions education.
A portion of each webinar will reserve time for a brief Q&A session, allowing attendees the opportunity to dialogue with guest speakers.
Our premiere webinar episode “2020 Vision: The History and Future of MedBiquitous” will feature Dr. Johmarx Patton, AAMC Director of Educational Technology and Standards, and Valerie Smothers, Data Trust Administrator for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Their conversation will highlight MedBiquitous’ illustrious history and the program’s vision for the future.
Director of Educational Technology and Standards, AAMC
Johmarx Patton, MD is a scholar and strategist at the intersection of health professions education, healthcare, and information technology. Dr. Patton currently serves as the Director of Educational Technology and Standards at the AAMC, and is responsible for the direction and operations of the MedBiquitous program. MedBiquitous develops enabling technology standards and guidelines that empower health professions education and quality improvement leading to better patient outcomes. Prior to joining the AAMC, Dr. Patton served as the Director of Education Informatics at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Data Trust Administrator, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Valerie Smothers is the Data Trust Administrator for Johns Hopkins Medicine. She provides leadership in the development of data governance policies, processes, and infrastructure for use across Johns Hopkins Medicine and coordinates across 9 Data Trust Analytic Teams and approximately 200 data analysts. Working with faculty and operational leaders, she manages data governance processes to review the use of Johns Hopkins Medicine Data for research and quality improvement and serves as the point person for data governance operational issues. She contributes to programs for business intelligence workforce development and data literacy programs for management.
Ms. Smothers previously served as Deputy Director for MedBiquitous, where she worked with universities, professional organizations, government agencies, and industry to develop technology standards to advance the health professions.