Innovative Uses of Health IT Data Panel at Fall Collaborative Communications Summit Transforming Healthcare through Health IT

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The Fall Collaborative Communications Summit: Transforming Health Care through Health Information Technology announces that Alameda County Medical Center, Pfizer, Wellspan Health, El Centro Regional Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente will take part in a panel discussion addressing the latest uses of health IT data at the fall summit this October 27-28, 2008 at the Sofitel Los Angeles.

The Fall Collaborative Communications Summit: Transforming Health Care through Health Information Technology announces that Alameda County Medical Center, Pfizer, Wellspan Health, El Centro Regional Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente will take part in a panel discussion addressing the latest uses of health IT data at the fall summit this October 27-28, 2008 at the Sofitel Los Angeles. http://www.ccsexpo.com/fallccs.html

The session entitled "Care Intelligence - Innovative Uses of Data from Health IT Systems" will take place Monday October 27th at 8:30am and be moderated by Gene Fernandez, CIO of Alameda County Medical Center.

Improvements in healthcare quality, patient safety, and efficiency are the principal reasons for implementing health IT systems. One of the underlying benefits of any IT system is the patient data that's now readily available. This value of this data is not just for physicians and patients but it also holds tremendous opportunities for all stakeholders in the healthcare system. Understand how data from health IT systems is creating additional value for providers, apply this information to transform health data into meaningful and actionable information that drives real-time decision making and leverage best practice strategies to improve patient outcomes. Panelists will discuss innovative uses of this data and the controversy around it.

Panelists include Michael Cantor, MD, Director Healthcare Informatics at Pfizer, Mark Jacobs, Director of Technology at Wellspan Health, John Geade, Director of IT at El Centro Regional Medical Center and Naomi Fried, VP Innovation & Advanced Technology at Kaiser Permanente.

The Fall Collaborative Communications Summit Transforming Health Care through Health Information Technology is geared toward provider, healthcare system, government agency CIOs, CMIOs, CTOs, and VPs of IT. The summit is designed to help top-level executives, legislators, regulators and technologists come to grips with the swirling forces of technology change, policy development and changing business models. The CCS Experience has been designed with feedback by previous attendees and leaders from the healthcare industry addressing the most pressing issues surrounding health information technology.

Alcatel-Lucent is a Platinum Sponsor with VeriSign, Welch Allyn and Minerva Advisory Group participating as Gold Sponsors. Other sponsors include Fulcrum Methods, Advanced Data Systems, YouMed, MDdatacor, Fierce Healthcare Markets, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Corporate Research Group, Federal Telemedicine News, and Healthcare Informatics.

About CCS:
The Collaborative Communications Summit: Transforming Health Care through Health Information Technology is designed to help top-level executives, legislators, physicians, payers, 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. The CCS HIT provides attendees with an intimate, high level forum that facilitates open avenues of communication amongst executives and stakeholders in healthcare fostering the growth and adoption of HIT resulting in safer, more efficient and cost effective healthcare. Each summit brings together over 150 senior level executives. Attendees will walk away with timely and actionable information that can be immediately implemented in their respective organizations. http://www.collaborativecommunicationssummit.com

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