Friday, June 12, 2009

HIMSS Virtual Conference Closing Keynote

This HIMSS Virtual Conference is over, but archived sessions are still available as on-demand webinars. I would highly recommend that you view the Closing Keynote Address delivered by Dr. Parker:

Medical Information Technology: Where Have We Been, What Have We Learned, What’s Next?

John Parker, M.D. Senior Vice President, SAIC, is a Partner with Martin, Blanck & Associates, a federal health services consulting firm based in Falls Church, Virginia. As SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation) Senior Vice President with 35 years experience in teaching, practicing, and managing healthcare delivery and major medical research institutions, Dr. Parker supports SAIC’s homeland defense initiatives in the areas of chemical and biological defense, public health, biological threat reduction and bio-surveillance. Dr. Parker was elected to the Engineering, Science and Technology Council and given the distinguished title of SAIC Fellow. He is the Chief Scientist for the Biological Threat Reduction Program, Threat Reduction Support Center (TRSC), DTRA-CTR. Dr. Parker is a permanent member of the National Academy’s Committees for Scientific Communication and National Security (CSCANS), and the Committee on Science, Security and Prosperity (COSSP). He has recently been appointed to the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) by Secretary Leavitt, HHS for a possible two terms of three years each. Dr. Parker commanded the Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC), which includes the U.S. Army’s Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), the Institute of Chemical Defense (USAICD), and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) from 1998 to 2002. He is an expert in managing institutions that are researching and analyzing offensive and defensive biological warfare as well as responding to their biological contingencies. Dr. Parker has served in critical Medical (Life Science) S&T advisory positions in the Department of Defense and teaches impacts of chemical and biological agents at every university in the National Capital Region.

Are you impressed by Dr. Parker's credentials? Have you been able to keep up with all those acronyms?

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