Thursday, May 28, 2009

Is MIT a Leader in Health IT?

It's great to see a school like MIT getting heavily involved in the world of health information technology (health IT, HIT, or HITECH). I don't think many people would argue with me if I say that MIT is a leading technology institute in this country.

MIT is holding a HIT Symposium next month (called the HIT Symposium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and I'm seriously thinking about attending (either in-person or virtually via online webinars, etc.). I really miss those days in Boston when I was a care-free college student at MIT. I would trade anything to go back to those days.

You may be interested to know who will be providing special keynote addresses:
  • David Blumenthal, MD, MPH; National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Health and Human Services, Former Director, Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Washington, DC
  • Clayton M. Christensen, MBA, DBA; Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, Co author, Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care, Author, The Innovator's Dilemma and Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns, Cambridge, MA

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