Medical Informatics World Conference Announces 2014 Keynote Speakers

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Medical Informatics innovators from the public and private sector to headline 2nd Annual Conference.

Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) and Clinical Informatics News’ Medical Informatics World Conference, a professional forum focused on the cross-industry connections and innovative solutions needed to take biomedical research and healthcare delivery to the next level, today proudly announced its keynote speakers for its second annual conference, to be held April 28-29 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. Medical Informatics World 2014 brings together more than 300 senior level executives and industry leaders from the fields of healthcare, biomedical sciences, health informatics and IT.

This year’s event features a lineup of keynote speakers drawn from leaders and innovators representing both government agencies and private organizations who will share emerging trends and solutions in the field of medical informatics. These keynote speakers include: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Chief Information Officer Dr. John Halamka; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Chief Technology Officer Bryan Sivak; Humana Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Roy Beveridge; National Health Service Executive Medical Director Dr. Mark Davies; Merck & Co Vice-President and Chief Medical Information & Innovation Officer Sachin Jain; and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Officer in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Dr. Jacob Reider.

“This is truly a forum for professionals and not just a trade show,” said Micah Lieberman, Executive Director of Conferences for CHI and Medical Informatics World. “Our keynote speakers represent a powerful roster of leading professionals who are brought in to offer authoritative ideas on key areas of interest in medical informatics today.”

The forum is split into four concurrent tracks:

  •     Provider-Payer-Pharma Cross-Industry Data Collaboration
  •     Coordinated Patient Care Engagement and Empowerment
  •     Population Health Management and Quality Improvement
  •     Information Security and Privacy in Healthcare

Lieberman said discussions within these tracks will cover a wide-range of subjects that are impacted by the practice of medical informatics including: population health management, payer-provider-pharmaceutical data collaborations, optimizing patient care and engagement, leveraging mobile technologies, sustaining innovation within the rapidly changing care delivery models, enhancing clinical decision support, controlling costs and improving quality, and maintaining security-privacy in healthcare.

The schedule of plenary keynote presentations for the Medical Informatics World Conference is as follows:

Monday, April 28, 8:10 a.m.
Health Delivery Reform and the Future of Health IT-Enabled Quality Improvement
Presented by: Jacob Reider, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Monday, April 28, 8:40 a.m.
Healthcare IT Innovations that are Connecting Patients, Providers, and Payers
Presented by: John Halamka, M.D., MS, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Monday, April 28, 9:10 a.m.
Three Patients: How Health Information Technology Will Enable the Pharmaceutical Industry to Improve Patient Care
Presented by: Sachin Jain, M.D., MBA, Vice President and Chief Medical Information & Innovation Officer, Merck & Co.

Tuesday, April 29, 1:00 p.m.
Startup Mentality: Transforming Government & Health
Presented by: Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer & EIR, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tuesday, April 29, 1:30 p.m.
Humana’s Approach to Medicare Advantage
Presented by: Roy Beveridge, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Humana

Tuesday, April 29, 2:00 p.m.
The English Patient, a Story of NHS Informatics
Presented by: Mark Davies, M.D., Executive Medical Director, Health & Social Care Information Centre, National Health Service
In addition to the four main conference tracks, a dinner workshop will be held from 6:15-8:45 p.m. on Monday, April 28, on the topic of “Advancing the Use of EHR/EMR for Clinical Research and Drug Development: A Platform that Reuses EHRs across Hospitals to Support Clinical Research supported by Sustainability Measures.”

More information about the Medical Informatics World Conference is available on the Web at To register for the event, please visit

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Part of the Cambridge Healthtech Institute Media Group (, Clinical Informatics News reports on innovative technologies from clinical trials to medical informatics. Technology continues to permeate all aspects of clinical trials and the patient experience, and the tools to support these efforts are maturing rapidly., the Clinical Informatics News Newsletter and News Bulletins provide authoritative news, views and insights on the vast landscape of innovation between clinical trial management and delivery of care.

About Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
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