In 2018, Stanford Medicine convened health care leaders and innovators to discuss the future of electronic health records—the technology that underpins our health care system and holds data that could transform how millions of people engage in their health.

The goal? Accelerate a future where EHRs are intuitive for physicians and patients to use and are better connected to enable digitally-driven health care.

The inaugural event shed light on opportunities to make EHRs more intelligent and user-friendly for doctors and patients as they navigate important health care decisions. It also highlighted major obstacles that are preventing EHRs from achieving their true potential.

This year, our goal is to dive deeper into solutions. Through panels, individual presentations, and working sessions, we will explore solutions for improving EHRs, enhancing what they can do, and even ways to leapfrog their current challenges and limitations.