Catholic Health Initiatives SVP and Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Anderson to Present Keynote at the Fall Collaborative Communications Summit

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John Anderson, MD, FACS, the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Catholic Health Initiatives will address the Summit on Nov. 5, providing his perspective on the ever-changing healthcare provider landscape and the rapid pace at which health information technology is impacting these changes.

The Fall Collaborative Communications Summit: Transforming Healthcare through Health Information Technology will take place November 5-6, 2007 at The Peninsula Beverly Hills.

One highlight of the Fall CCS is a keynote presentation from John Anderson, MD, FACS, the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Catholic Health Initiatives. Dr. Anderson will address the Summit on Nov. 5, providing his perspective on the ever-changing healthcare provider landscape and the rapid pace at which health information technology is impacting these changes.

The implementation of various technologies designed to improve the overall quality of healthcare has become top priority in most healthcare organizations and facilities throughout the country. It's possible that the most difficult task in these implementations is targeting the proper HIT initiatives for specific circumstances. However, Dr. Anderson's keynote will speak to how he feels providers need to spend less time figuring out how to use HIT, and focus more on the fundamental problems that clinicians think need to be solved.

Dr. Anderson's numerous experiences enable him to lend a unique perspective to the current whirlwind transformation healthcare is undergoing due to technological advancements and the ever-increasing importance of patient safety and privacy. Prior to joining Catholic Health Initiatives, Dr. Anderson oversaw clinical integration and physician services at Baylor Health Care System of Dallas, Texas, and was the chief medical officer for the system's flagship hospital, Baylor University Medical Center. He has also served as the Chair of the Texas Hospital Association's Quality and Patient Safety Committee.

Some of the in-depth case studies, presentations and perspectives will include Harvard Medical School, Indian Health Service, HHS, GE Healthcare, Jaxcare, Cisco Systems, Carespark, CalRHIO, UCLA Medical Center, Florida Hospice of the Sun Coast, athenahealth, Eclipsys, Fortune Magazine, Allscripts, Markle Foundation, San Antonio Medical Management Group, Gila Regional Medical Center, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, American Hospital Association, Wolters Kluwer Health, Adventist West, Avanti Patient Flow Services, Kaiser Permanente, UC Davis Medical Center, St. Luke's Health System, University Hospitals and Health System, John C. Lincoln Health Network, Cleveland Clinic and many more.

Sponsors and Partners of the Summit include athenahealth, Alcatel-Lucent, CareData Solutions Corporation , Wolters Kluwer Health, Avanti Patient Flow Services, Corporate Research Group, Federal Telemedicine News, GE Healthcare, Healthcare Informatics, TeleTracking Technologies, FierceHealthcare and FierceHealthIT.

About CCS:
The Collaborative Communications Summit: Transforming Health Care through Health Information Technology is designed to help top-level executives, legislators, physicians, regulators and technologists come to grips with the swirling forces of technology change, policy development and changing business models, giving you unparalleled insight into the forces that shape tomorrow's healthcare information technology markets.

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