Thursday, April 21, 2011

3rd Annual Public Health & Technology Conference

The next five years will bear witness to major changes in our nation's healthcare system. These changes will be expensive, expansive, painful to implement and yet, entirely necessary. A key component of the overhaul will be through the implementation of health information technology, most notably the Electronic Health Record and Personal Health Record.

In an effort to further understand where the nation is in Health IT and to lay out a vision for the future that is grounded in the challenges ahead, the HSPH Public Health and Technology Student Forum is hosting a one-day conference, titled "Enabling the Adoption of HIT to Transform Patient Care". Please join us for this special event, to be held on April 25, 2011 at the historic Harvard Club of Boston. The morning keynote will be given by Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health IT, who will speak about the vision for modernizing health care delivery. In the afternoon, Dr. David W. Bates, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, will offer solutions for using health IT to change the way organizations approach patient safety.

Designed for leaders and staff in care delivery settings, technology companies, and health plans, 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.

More information can be found here.

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