Health IT Update – Feb 4, 2010

1. Today: Free Public Forum on HIT National Policy with David Blumenthal – Thursday, 8am-noon (www.hitpublicforum.com)

The Public Form on HIT National Policy is hosting a free conference this morning (it is starting right now!) with a great lineup of speakers, including David Blumenthal, the National Coordinator for Health IT, Marc Overhage, Director of Med Informatics at Regenstrief Institute, Aneesh Chopra, US Chief Technology Officer at the White House, and several others. Registration is free and the entire event will be webcasted. Blumenthal speaks from 9-9:30am. Content will be available online for 6 months…

2. Free OpenMRS Developer Training Week starting Feb 8

The Regenstrief Institute at Indiana University, the developers of OpenMRS, the popular open-source medical record system, are hosting a free week-long training session at IU beginning Monday, Feb 8. Most of the event will be webcasted. For more details: http://openmrs.org/wiki/OpenMRS_Developer_Training_Week_8-February-2010

3. Health Affairs February Issue on e-Health in the Developing World

This month’s Health Affairs issue is focused on e-health in the developing world, and includes articles on “An Agenda For Action On Global E-Health”, “e-Health Technologies Show Promise in Developing Countries”, and others on cell phones, EMR, informatics, and more.

http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/vol29/issue2/

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