Kaiser Permanente to Speak on Personal Health Records at Fall Health IT Summit

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The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today that Kaiser Permanente will be speaking at this years Fall Health IT Summit on November 4-5, 2009 in Beverly Hills.

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today that Kaiser Permanente will be speaking at this years Fall Health IT Summit on November 4-5, 2009 in Beverly Hills.

Their presentation entitled, "The Kaiser Permanente PHR Experience" will be covering the principles and approach used, the features delivered, and the survey and usage data from their own Personal Health Record experience.

Attendees will be able to understand how the overarching ethical principles drive the implementation decisions at a high level. In addition, the presentation will list a variety of ways that one can involve patients/consumers and physicians/clinicians in the planning and roll out, as well as explaining the difference between the myths and realities of patient-physician email.

Speaking on behalf of Kaiser Permanente will be Dr. Kate Christensen. Dr. Christensen is the Medical Director for the Internet Services Group, which is the department that runs the PHR website for Kaiser Permanente. She also serves as the Medical Director for the Kaiser Permanente Martinez Hospice Program. She is a member of the Northern California Institutional Review Board, and has been designated the National Physician Lead for Patient-Centered Care by the Care Management Institute. She is double-board certified in Internal Medicine and in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

The Summit's attendees include CEO's, CIO's, CMIO's, VP's, Directors, and more from rural hospitals, health systems, single-family hospitals, IDNS', and other health care providers.

Sponsors for the Fall Health IT Summit include Microsoft, Verizon Wireless, WiSpots, CynergisTek, Claremont University, KeyInfo, Sensiotec, TabletKiosk, PlanNet, Computational Diagnostics Inc., My Medical Records, Smarsh, eWebhealth, vLounge Video, CareFusion, Cognizant, Aerohive Networks, and Bear Data.

The Fall Health IT Summit is designed to help top-level executives, legislators, physicians, regulators and technologists come to grips with the swirling forces of health information technology change, policy development and changing business models. The Fall Health IT Summit provides 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.

About the Institute for Health Technology Transformation
The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and meaningful use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through collaborative efforts the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare.

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