What's Happening in Health IT
In This Issue
- Register Before It’s Too Late – 5th Annual Consumer Health IT Summit
- Health IT Safety Webinar Series
- FCC to Hold Broadband Health Events in Florida
- Federal Advisory Committee Schedule Week of August 31
Summer may be winding down, but we are ramping up to prepare for our 5th Annual Consumer Health IT Summit, ongoing safety webinars and much more!
Spots are going fast, but Registration is still open for ONC’s 5th Annual Consumer Health IT Summit. This popular event is free and sells out each year. Attendance is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Don’t miss your opportunity to join us in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, October 1, 2015. The Summit will feature inspiring consumer speakers like Steven Keating who will share his personal story about how he helped diagnose his own brain cancer and collaborated with his care team using health IT. We will also have powerful keynote speakers including White House Chief Data Scientist, DJ Patil; President of the National Partnership for Women and Families, Debra Ness; Health and Human Services Chief Technology Officer,Susannah Fox, and moderated discussion with industry leaders and consumers on a host of consumer engagement topic areas.
Join us on September 10, 2015 1:00-2:30 pm (EDT) for the tenth and final webinar of a 10-part series on health information technology (IT) and patient safety, “A Roadmap for a National Health IT Safety Collaboratory.” This free webinar provides an overview of the central components of a plan to develop a national Collaboratory focused on improving the safety and safe use of health IT. Presenters are:
- Andrew Gettinger, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) at the Department of Health and Human Services;
- Steven Stack, MD, President of the American Medical Association (AMA) and an emergency physician practicing in Lexington, Kentucky;
- Richard W. Landen, MBA, MPH, Director, Regulatory Affairs, QuadraMed;
- Doug Johnston, MTS (Moderator), Director of Health IT Policy at RTI International.
Slides and audio of previous webinars in this series are also now available.
The Federal Communications Commission’s Connect2Health Task Force will travel to Miami and Jacksonville, Florida, on September 30 and October 1, to highlight how broadband-enabled health technologies can transform health and care for seniors and people with disabilities. As our population ages and more Americans assume caregiving tasks for family members, broadband health technologies hold great promise to help address access to care issues, facilitate the next generation of caregiving and provide new self-management tools. The FCC will partner with the Mayo Clinic and AARP for these events. Visit https://www.fcc.gov/health for more information and to register.
9:00 a.m.: The Clinical, Technical, Organizational and Financial Barriers to Interoperability Task Force Virtual hearing begins. Find more details here: http://bit.ly/1N0ezy1