Mass Health Data Consortium: HealthIT at a Crossroads
When the Mass. Health Data Consortium started planning for its big event, HealthIT at a Crossroads, Senator Kennedy was still alive and the healthcare bill looked like a slam dunk.
Things have changed dramatically since last summer. This year will be a crossroads for health information technology. What will the progression look like from the historic enactment of ARRA in 2009 to the availability of billions of dollars for providers to meaningfully use HIT systems in 2011? The Consortium will aim to address these and other questions, reflect on a transformative year, and try to predict the future. Schwartz will be listening from the front row on Friday, February 5.
The forum will feature experts offering their predictions for in 2010, and technology companies unveil their plans to help providers achieve meaningful use. The day will begin with Breakfast Briefings from Covisia and InterSystems, and lunch will feature the presentation of the annual Investing in Information Awards.
The keynote, by Dr. John Halamka, co-chair of the HIT Standards Committee for the National Coordinator for HIT, and CIO of CareGroup and Harvard Medical School, will speak on “Achieving Meaningful Standards for Exchange of Health Information.” This will address which of the meaningful use requirements are expected to be the most challenging and which ones will be the most achievable.
This should be a very packed and informative day. Hope to see you there.
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