Healthcare IT

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

Healthcare Information Technology - a new era of more efficient, personalized healthcare

Healthcare IT (HIT) provides for the comprehensive management of health information and its secure exchange between consumers, providers, government and quality entities, and insurers. HIT is a promising tool for improving the overall quality, safety and efficiency of the health delivery system. The Administration has invested $19 billion from the economic stimulus program to support electronic medical records, yet most healthcare providers, let alone consumers, are still struggling to adopt technologies that promise to deliver on a new era of more efficient, personalized healthcare.

The Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA) is bringing together some of the region's experts in software and emerging technologies who are driving HIT innovations to create more effective new medicines, help consumers take better control of their wellness, and enable providers to deliver healthcare more efficiently.

We will have a dynamic and interactive panel discussion, highlight how IT is changing healthcare, and what hurdles still exist before the era of personalized medicine and care can be realized. Finally, we’ll discuss how HIT can make a meaningful contribution to healthcare quality.

Eric Schadt, Ph.D, Chief Scientific Officer, Pacific Biosciences
Jac Davies, Director, Beacon Community of the Inland Northwest, Inland Northwest Health Services
Stephen H. Friend MD PhD, President and Co-Founder, Sage Bionetworks
Rod Hochman, Chief Executive Officer, Swedish Medical Center
Jim Karkanias, Partner and Senior Director of Applied Research and Technology, Microsoft Corporation
Erik Nillsson, President, Insilicos

Member registration: $50.00
Non-Member registration: $75.00
Student Rate: $25.00

Registration: 5:00 - 5:30 pm
Program: 5:30 - 7:00 pm with reception following

Thank you to our venue sponsor:

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