Thursday, April 21, 2011

Upcoming Conferences

Spring is speaking season and here are two upcoming conferences of interest.  I'll be moderating panels at both.

The first conference is "Enabling the Adoption of HIT to Transform Patient Care" on April 25, 2011 at the Harvard Club of Boston.

This conference features keynotes by Dr. David Blumenthal who will speak about his vision for modernizing health care delivery and Dr. David Bates who will discuss using health IT to improve patient safety.   The conference will also feature two panels. The first will focus on supporting providers to achieve meaningful use of EHR. The second will focus on new and innovative technologies to engage patients and providers in care delivery.

The conference is the result of hard work by the HSPH Public Health & Technology (PHAT) Forum, a graduate student organization whose mission is to provide an interactive, cross-disciplinary forum for exploration and innovation at the intersection of health, information, and technology.

The second conference is the Governor's Health IT Conference hosted by Deval Patrick at the DCU Center, Worcester, MA May 9-10.

Keynotes include Deval Patrick, Dr. David Blumenthal, and Sachin Jain, MD, MBA, Special Assistant to the National Coordinator.    Topics include:
*How the Office of the National Coordinator will fund the deployment of electronic health records and the exchange of data among these systems
*Governor Patrick's proposal for transforming the healthcare payment system
Medicare and Medicaid initiatives for quality improvement and shared savings
*The contributions that health IT will make to clinical quality, patient-centeredness, and the economic recovery in Massachusetts

See you at these conferences!

No comments: