Fall Collaborative Communications Summit Panelists Tackle Inevitable Convergence of Personal Health Records and Electronic Health Records

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On Monday, Nov. 5, at the CCS, several of the very pressing issues related to universal EHRs will be discussed during the "Convergence of the PHR & EHR" panel session. The diverse panel of healthcare executives and health technology solution providers will provide perspective on the anticipated collision of personal health records and electronic health records.

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

Across the country, technology is having an immense impact on the evolution of the healthcare landscape, and this point has not been emphasized greater than when President George W. Bush announced an initiative geared towards his goal of universal electronic health records by 2014.

On Monday, November 5, 2007 at the Fall CCS HIT, several of the very pressing issues related to universal EHRs will be discussed during the "Convergence of the PHR & EHR" panel session. The diverse panel of healthcare executives and health technology solution providers will provide perspective on the anticipated collision of personal health records and electronic health records; how to prepare for this technological evolution of record keeping; how developing a safe and secure exchange of information will allow for all stakeholders to realize the benefits of the PHR & EHR; and they'll examine the current status of this convergence as it relates to consumer-oriented organizations and patient-centric groups, and how the two are working together to ensure smooth future operations.

Moderating the panel will be Selene Kepila, the CEO of CareData Solutions Corporation. The panel will consist of Mark Dente, MD, the Vice President of GE Healthcare; the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Health & Human Services' Indian Health Service, Theresa Cullen, MD; David Lansky, PhD, who is the Senior Director of the Markle Foundation's Health Program and the Executive Director of its Personal Health Technology Initiative; and Dr. Qammer Bokhari, the Director of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida.

Some of the in-depth case studies, presentations and perspectives will include Alcatel-Lucent Healthcare, Cleveland Clinic, CareData Solutions Corporation, GE Healthcare, Indian Health Service - Department of Health & Human Services, Markle Foundation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Catholic Health Initiatives, Cisco Systems, Harvard Medical School, San Antonio Medical Management Group Inc., JaxCare, CalRHIO, Carespark, Gila Regional Medical Center, Integrated Physician Network Avista (iPN Avista), Inland Northwest Health Services, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Avanti Patient Flow Services, Kaiser Permanente, American Hospital Association, UC Davis Medical Center, St. Luke's Health System, University Hospitals and Health System, L.A. Care Health Plan, Florida Hospice of the Sun Coast, UCLA Medical Center, John C. Lincoln Health Network, HealthCare Partners, Fortune Magazine, athenahealth, Wolters Kluwer Health, Allscripts, Eclipsys and many more.

Sponsors of the Fall 2007 CCS include Alcatel-Lucent, Allscripts, athenahealth, Avanti Patient Flow Services (TeleTracking Technologies), CareData Solutions Corporation, GE Healthcare, Microsoft, NextGen Healthcare, Vcall, Welch Allyn and Wolters Kluwer Health.

Media and Association Partners of the Fall 2007 CCS include Healthcare Informatics, Federal Telemedicine News, Imaging Economics, Medical Imaging, Modern Healthcare, Corporate Research Group, FierceHealthcare, FierceHealthIT, ARMA International (Association of Records Managers and Administrators), American Hospital Association Solutions and ADVANCE for Health Information Executives.

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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