Register for the CCS Summit

| April 2, 2008

Dynamic HIT panels will highlight the 2008 “Collaborative Communications Summit: Transforming Healthcare through Health Information Technology” on May 5-7, 2008 in Washington D.C. at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. A number of the most accomplished names in healthcare will discuss HIT and what the future holds for the convergence of healthcare and HIT.

The CCS experience will provide discussions on fostering HIT transformation, presentations will center on real world examples of HIT in practice, and there will be many opportunities for networking and developing new relationships.

The opening general panel session will open with Election 2008. There will be discussions on the many issues being debated this year and what this means for organizations and IT. Attendees will walk away with valuable insight and details on each of the presidential candidate’s healthcare platform.

Darrell G. Kirch, MD., President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges at the opening keynote presentation on May 5th will focus on how the challenges of culture changes can meet the promise of technology.

An important discussion will take place on the secondary use of data and HIT and how to leverage this information to help patients. John Murphy, Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton will moderate the session. The panelists will include William A. Fera MD, Director of Medical IT Software/Solutions, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Leslie Lenert MD, Director, National Center for Public Health Informatics, CDC, Jonah Frohlich, Senior Program Officer, California HealthCare Foundation, Charles Safran MD, Chief, Division of Clinical Computing BIDMC and Senior Scientist, Harvard Medical School and CDC.

J. Marc Overhage, MD, PhD, President and CEO, Indiana Health Information Exchange, Director, Medical Informatics, Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine will keynote the second day. He will provide valuable insights on developing collaborative approaches to help the healthcare system achieve better quality care and improvement though HIT integration.

As the buzz surrounding HIT continues to grow, adoption and use are having trouble keeping pace. How to accelerate the HIT agenda will be discussed at another key panel. Carol Diamond Managing Director, Markle Foundation and moderator will track the discussions on how to zero in on future strategies to ensure that the healthcare industry can realize the full benefits of IT. The panelists include:

· Blackford Middleton, MD., Corporate Director of Clinical Informatics Research & Development and Chairman of the Center for Information Technology Leadership, Partners Healthcare System
· P. Jon White, MD., Health IT Director, AHRQ
· David C. Kibbe, MD., Senior Advisor, American Academy of Family Physicians
· Joy Pritts, JD, Research Associate Professor, Health Policy Institute, Georgetown University
· Mark Frisse, MD., Director, Regional Informatics, Vanderbilt University

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