Thursday, April 16, 2009
Healthcare-IT Leaders Explore Technologies behind the Patient-Centered Revolution at MassTLC Summit
On April 16th, healthcare technology leaders came together for a summit discussing the role of technology in enabling the patient-centered revolution -- from electronic health records and remote patient monitoring, to new cutting edge technologies that are just coming into play. The program kicked off with a keynote address by Susan Edgman Levitan, Executive Director, The John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital.
The program was then moderated by Douglas McClure, Corporate Manager for Technology and Operations, Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare. Representing technologies for Healthcare Delivery were: Dr. Susan Abookire, Chair of the Department of Quality and Patient Safety, Mount Auburn Hospital; Dr. Rick Mindess, President & CEO, Wellport; Dr. Hilary Worthen, Senior Director of Clinical Informatics, Cambridge Health Alliance; and Susan Edgman Levitan, Executive Director, the John D. Stoeckle Center. Representing technology for Health Plan Members and Providers was Cheryl Dipaolo, Senior Clinical Consultant for Network Medical Management, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Representing technology for Healthier Employees was Clay Newlin, Director of Human Resources, New England Research & Development, Microsoft. And, representing technology for Better Decisions - Providers, Payers, Patients was Russ Ricci, MD, Chairman, Advisory Board, MEDITECH; President Emeritus, eHealth Initiative.