Monday, July 13, 2009

Live Webinar Tomorrow: The Great HIT Debate

Tomorrow (Tuesday, July 14, 2009) from 12:30-2:00PM (EST), blogger and author of the MDNG column "HIT Realist" Alberto Borges, MD, will debate Joseph Kvedar, MD, director of the Center for Connected Health. Topics up for discussion include the HITECH Act incentives and their likely effect on health IT adoption, the problem of "usability" and where it fits in with the push for "certified EHRs," the use of health IT to improve quality and patient safety, and more.

There will be a Q&A session after the debate when registered attendees can ask questions.

Register today at:

Alberto Borges, MD
Dr. Borges is the author of the "HIT Realist" column, which appears monthly in MDNG, as well as an accompanying blog on He is also an active blogger and participant in many online discussions on the careful and cautious implementation of health IT. In addition, Dr. Borges is a private practitioner in the Washington, DC area and an assistant clinical professor of medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC.

Joseph Kvedar, MD
Dr. Kvedar is the Founder and Director of the Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners Healthcare that is applying communications technology and online resources to increase access and improve the delivery of quality medical services and patient care outside of the traditional medical setting. The term "connected health" reflects the range of opportunities for technology-enabled care programs and the potential for new strategies in healthcare delivery. Dr. Kvedar is internationally recognized for his leadership and vision in the field of connected health and the application of communications technologies to improve healthcare for patients. Dr. Kvedar is co-editor of the book, Home Telehealth: Connecting Care within the Community, the first book to report on the application of technology to deliver quality healthcare in the home.

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