Healthcare Futurist Jack Uldrich to Keynote Event on the Future of Electronic Health Records

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Renowned healthcare futurist, Jack Uldrich to offer keynote address on the future of health information technology. Talk will focus on the challenges and opportunities in electronic health records.

"Nine technological forces are driving the $2.4 trillion healthcare industry toward its inevitable digital future."

Noted keynote speaker, global healthcare futurist and best-selling author, Jack Uldrich, has been selected to give the closing keynote address at the Alabama Hospital Association’s Annual Leadership Forum on Saturday, February 6, 2010 in Birmingham, Alabama. The topic of his talk is entitled "Jumping the Curve: The Future of Health Information Technology" and will focus heavily on Electronic Health Records (EHR).

In this informative and entertaining presentation, Uldrich will explain the nine technological forces driving the $2.4 trillion healthcare industry toward its inevitable digital future. Included in the first part of the discussion will be an overview of the continued advances in computers, wireless technologies, and social networking as well as a review of how emerging breakthroughs in remote healthcare monitoring, radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and genomics will drive further change.

Uldrich will next discuss how hospitals can overcome the challenges to implementation such as cost, lack of trained personnel, and privacy concerns. He will conclude his talk by reviewing how a confluence of other factors will help address these challenges and lead to the creation of new EHR systems which will assist healthcare providers with everything from patient and medication management; to public health reporting and research; and administration, communication and decision support.

In the past year, Jack Uldrich, who has also been involved in working with two leading architectural and construction firms in designing the hospital of the future. He has also addressed dozens of healthcare associations and hospitals, including the Alcetel-Lucent/Verizon Forum on Wireless Healthcare; St. Jude Medical, Fairview Hospitals, St. Francis Health Services, University Hospitals & Health System and the healthcare associations of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Colorado, Kansas and New York. Uldrich is currently represented by a number of professional speakers’ bureaus, including Leading Authorities and Executive Speakers Bureau.

Parties interested in learning more about Jack Uldrich, his books, his daily blog or his speaking availability are encouraged to visit his website at: Media wishing to know more about the event or interviewing Jack Uldrich can contact him directly at 612-267-1212 or jack(at)nanoveritas(dot)com.

Uldrich is a renowned global healthcare futurist, best-selling author; editor of the monthly newsletter, The Exponential Executive, and host of the award-winning websites, and


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