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Health IT Update – 3/24/2010

1. Networking Event with Jonathan Bush – April 1, 6-8pm @ HBS, Williams Room – RSVP Required

2. Massachusett’s Governor’s National HIT Conference – Health IT: Saving Lives, Reducing Costs & Creating Jobs – April 29-30 (http://mahealthdata.org/Events?eventId=131818&EventViewMode=EventDetails)

3. ONC Releases White Paper on Consumer Consent Options for Electronic Health Information Exchange


1. Networking Event with Jonathan Bush – April 1, 6-8pm @ HBS, Williams Room – RSVP Required

RSVP Required: hit.networking.2010@gmail.com (Include name and organization). Space is limited so reserve your spot quickly!

PHAT and the Health Underground, Boston’s new multi-disciplinary forum for graduate students interested in health IT, invite you to an evening of conversation and networking with Jonathan Bush, CEO of AthenaHealth, on April 1 at the Harvard Business School. Mr. Bush will be sharing the AthenaHealth story and his vision for the future of health IT. Light snacks and drinks provided.

Thursday, April 1, 6-8pm, Williams Room, Harvard Business School

Jonathan Bush, CEO, President and Chairman, AthenaHealth – Jonathan Bush is athenahealth’s Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman. Mr. Bush co-founded athenahealth in 1997. Prior to joining athenahealth, Mr. Bush served as an EMT for the City of New Orleans, was trained as a medic in the U.S. Army, and worked as a management consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton. Mr. Bush obtained a Bachelor of Arts in the College of Social Studies from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


2. Massachusett’s Governor’s National HIT Conference – Health IT: Saving Lives, Reducing Costs & Creating Jobs – April 29-30 (http://mahealthdata.org/Events?eventId=131818&EventViewMode=EventDetails)

Registration for full-time students is only $150!

This is a one-of-a-kind event which will bring together state leaders such as:

  • Governors,
  • Secretaries of Health and Human Services,
  • Medicaid Commissioners,
  • HIT Coordinators, and
  • key state legislators

along with federal officials and the Massachusetts healthcare community to discuss how we can successfully implement health information technology and health information exchange.

You don’t want to miss the opportunity to hear the remarks from federal and state leaders and to meet and network with people from around the country that are addressing the challenges of HIT policy development and implementation. The program will be held at the Westin Waterfront Hotel, conveniently located near Logan Airport and downtown Boston.


3. ONC Releases White Paper on Consumer Consent Options for Electronic Health Information Exchange

The whitepaper examines issues regarding whether, to what extent, and how individuals should have the ability to exercise control over their health information in an electronic health information exchange environment.  It looks at existing approaches and details policy options, considerations, and analysis.  This whitepaper will serve as input to, and be reviewed by, the HIT Policy Committee’s Privacy and Security Workgroup as it prepares to make recommendations related to consumer consent in an electronic health information exchange environment.  The whitepaper is the first in a series of privacy and security reports developed by George Washington University under contract with ONC.

The whitepaper can be downloaded at http://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=1147&parentname=CommunityPage&parentid=32&mode=2&in_hi_userid=11113&cached=true


Health IT Update – Feb 22

1. Health IT in Developing Countries – a 9-yr history and its future – open to all Harvard community members as part of the Harvard Kennedy
School of Government lunch seminar

2. Global Health Technologies Coalition: Advancing Innovation to Save Lives – useful website with lots of information on technology innovation – http://www.ghtcoalition.org

3. MIT Sloan Bioinnovations Conference – March 12 – see event details below…

4. PHAT/Health Underground Networking Event w/ AthenaHealth’s Jonathan Bush – April 1 (website coming soon)


Save the Date!
MIT Sloan BioInnovations 2010 Conference: The New Age of Opportunity

Friday, March 12, 2010
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Boston Marriott Cambridge (next to Kendall Square T-stop)

Register before March 1 for Early-Bird Discounts:

Keynote Speakers:

Peter Wirth, Esquire
Executive Vice President, Genzyme Corporation

Dr. Robert Langer
M.I.T. David H. Koch Institute Professor

Matthew W. Emmens
Chairman, CEO, and President, Vertex Pharmaceuticals


Healthcare Reform
Emerging Markets
Bringing Innovation to Market
Connected Healthcare

BioInnovations is a premier gathering of nearly 300 healthcare pioneers from a broad range of industries; from bio-pharma and medical devices to healthcare providers and non-profits.

PHAT Conference Schedule – May 1

The Public Health & Technology on May 1, 2009 schedule is below. It’s not too late to register: www.hsph.harvard.edu/phat. I will post all the video on this blog as soon as it is available.

10:00 am, Kresge Ground Floor
Registration Begins

10:30 am, Kresge G-2
Introduction – Health Information Technology: Where are we in 2009?

Ashish Jha, MD, MPH, Professor, Health Policy & Management, Harvard School of Public Health

11:00 am, Kresge G-2
Panel – Health Information Exchange

  • ModeratorBlackford Middleton, MD, MPH, MSc; Director of Clinical Informatics Research & Development; Chairman of the Center for Information Technology Leadership (CITL); Partners Healthcare System
  • Ray Campbell; Executive Director & CEO, Massachusetts Health Data Consortium
  • David Cerino, MBA; General Manager, Consumer Health Solutions Group, Microsoft Corporation
  • John Loonsk, MD; Vice President, CGI Federal, Inc.
  • John Moore; Founder and Managing Director, Chilmark Research

12:30 pm, Kresge G-1
Keynote – Connecting Patients, Providers, and Payers

John Halamka, MD, MS; Chief Information Officer, CareGroup Health System; Dean for Technology, Harvard Medical School; Chairman, New England Health Electronic Data Interchange Network; CEO, MA-SHARE; Chair, US Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP)

1:30 pm, FXB Atrium
Networking Lunch with Speakers and Invited Guests

2:30 pm, Kresge G-1
Panel – Health Information Technology & the Stimulus Bill

  • ModeratorKaren Bell, MD, MMS; Sr. Vice President, Health Information Technology Services
  • Jonathan Bush, MBA; CEO, President, & Chairman, AthenaHealth
  • Sharona Hoffman, JD, LLM; Professor of Law and Senior Associate Dean, Case Western School of Law; Co-Director, Law-Medicine Center
  • Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD; Director, Boston Children’s Hospital Informatics Program; Professor, Pediatrics and Health Sciences & Technology, Harvard Medical School

Public Health & Technology Conference, May 1, Harvard School of Public Health


The HSPH Public Health & Technology Forum is hosting the 1st annual Public Health & Technology Conference on Friday, May 1 featuring keynote John Halamka, CIO of Boston Beth Israel Deaconness Hospital and Harvard Medical, and panelists Karen Bell (ONC), Blackford Middleton (Clinical Informatics Research & Development, Partners HealthCare), John Loonsk (ONC), John Moore (Chilmark Research), Ashish Jha (HSPH), Isaac Kohane (Boston Children’s Medical Informatics Program), Jonathan Bush (AthenaHealth), Sharona Hoffman (Case Western Law School).

Despite health IT’s promise of better, faster, and cheaper health care, adoption of electronic health records in the US remains low. This conference brings together many of the leaders in the field to explore the potential to use health IT to improve health delivery, the challenges of health information exchange and the impact of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on health IT.

Registration is free and all are welcome (www.hsph.harvard.edu/phat).