Healthcare I.T. - Technologies to Reduce Cost, Improve Efficiency and Reduce Errors via Electronic and Remote Medicine Delivery and Electronic Healthcare Records

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Spiraling costs of healthcare and drastic amount of paperwork and bureaucracy in medicine are making healthcare unavailable for a significant population of the United States. President Obama's administration is proposing legislation that will change the paradigm of healthcare in this country - potentially spurring innovations in directions such as digital technologies for reduced paperwork, remote and tele-medicine, fully electronic healthcare record systems, and, improved quality of care. Coupled to this political change is the administration's stimulus funding for the country's healthcare system, which includes billions in dollars of funding for modernization of the healthcare I.T. system. The next ten years would bring a remarkable and fundamental shift in the way in which patients receive treatment from the American healthcare provider - both in and outside the hospital. UCLA's WINMEC will be hosting its Healthcare I.T. forum on October 21, 2009. URL -

Topics for this forum include (but not limited to):
Stimulus Funding
  • Where does the Stimulus Funding Stand today
  • Who has benefited and who has not.
  • How can and should the funding be used
  • How is the funding being used today
Electronic Health Records
  • Paperwork elimination
  • Cost control with integration
  • Cross-provider linking technologies
  • Privacy, HIPAA and access to information
  • Safeguarding patient healthcare information
  • Web-based services and cloud computing for patient portals
Patient Care Technology
  • Surgical care technologies
  • Robotic Technologies for remote care
  • Sensors, Video, Wireless and RFID for remote monitoring
  • Home-care technologies, Lab on a chip
Technologies for the Provider
  • Medical error reduction technologies
  • Mobile I.T. for constant communications
  • Radiology and PAC
  • Impact of mobile communication devices on healthcare
  • Digital Pathology
Intensive Care, Critical Care and Urgent Care
  • Bedside care
  • Real-time information delivery
  • Patient monitoring
  • Rapid response systems
Healthcare Cost Control with I.T.
  • Integration of processes with I.T.
  • Inventory and operations optimization with tracking technologies
  • Reduction of cost via reduction of time to process a patient
Healthcare Quality
  • Using technologies for tracking healthcare processes such as Wireless and RFID
  • Medical error tracking and prevention technologies
  • Using informatics in clinical practice for improving quality of care
Policy, Funding and Business Models Issues
  • The role of Washington (laws, policies, stimulus package) on advancement
  • New business models resulting from public-private partnerships
  • How will Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) evolve
  • New opportunities and jobs in Healthcare I.T. and technology
  • Training technologies for workforce
  • New technology opportunities for Venture Capitalists and Investors
  • The role of government in technologies for improvement in care

Healthcare speakers at previous WINMEC forums:

John Wade VP/CIO Saint Luke's Health System
Dave Marzouk RFID Solution Director SAP
David Butler Chair HIMSS RFID Special Interest Group
Scott Coffin Director, LMOD Operations Blue Shield of California
Leonardo Estevez Wireless Technology Strategist Texas Instruments
Manish Rai Director of Product Marketing Motorola
In Mun VP Research & Technology AHMC
Ken Reich Director of Global Marketing & Public Relations TAGSYS
Richard Schaeffer Vice President and Chief Information Officer St. Clair Hospital
Salil Pradhan CTO HP RFID Program Hewlett Packard,
J. Aaron Graham VP & CSO Purdue Pharma L.P.
Lew Kontnik Dir. Brand Protection/Bus Continuity Amgen
Scott Blanchette VP, CTO and CSO Healthways
Steve Cooper CIO American Red Cross
David Muntz SVP & CIO Baylor Health Care System
Gary Ahwah CIO PacifiCare, A UnitedHealthcare

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