Monday, September 26, 2011

AMA-IEEE Medical Technology Conference

Here's a note I got from the AMA about their upcoming medicine & technology conference:

The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) have joined together for the second year to offer a conference series that addresses important topics linking biomedical engineering and the practice of medicine.

With a focus on health information technology (health IT)—a discipline at the intersection of information and computer science, engineering and healthcare—the conference will examine resources, devices and methods required to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval, display, and use of information in health and biomedicine.

We invite healthcare providers, engineers, innovators, industrial leaders, government agencies and policy makers to:

AMA-IEEE Medical Technology Conference: Health IT/Delivering on the Promise of Cost Effective Quality Healthcare in Boston, MA, on Oct. 16–18, 2011, at the Park Plaza Hotel and Towers.

Interactive and solutions-oriented breakout sessions offer an unparalleled opportunity to share your knowledge with an audience of engineers, physicians and other healthcare professionals as well as network with your peers. Themes include:
  • Healthcare Reform and Health IT Adoption
  • Workflow (administrative & clinical) and Health IT
  • Clinical Decision Support and Individualized Medicine
  • Improving the Outcomes and Quality
Register today:


The conference will be inaugurated by a keynote lecture at an evening reception on Sunday, Oct. 16. The following two days will feature plenary and poster presentations focusing on the challenges and solutions involving healthcare informatics and quality patient care. Michael Hodgkins, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Information Officer at the AMA will be a featured plenary speaker, along with Joseph Frassica, MD DDS, VP & Chief Medical Information Officer, Patient Care and Clinical Informatics, Philips Healthcare and David Bates, MD, Chief Quality Officer, Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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