The Role of IT in Transforming American Health Systems

Washington, DC At Willard InterContinental Hotel

American health care coverage is front and center right now on the heels of the Supreme Court arguments this week on whether to overturn President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

It’s an issue that is not going away regardless of the Supreme Court’s decision and one that employers, the medical professions and individuals have to find answers to solving.

GovEvents is holding a half-day session on April 12, targeting what practical and actionable steps help transform the national healthcare infrastructure through IT at the Willard Hotel in Washington. D.C.

The event will focus on technical innovation that can have an immediate health impact on a national scale.

There are plenty of ways to use IT to bring down costs and drive better solutions. Yet the adoption of new approaches to facilitate quality-driven patient care, such as electronic health records (EHRs), has been slower than initially expected. Although progress is being made, there are still cultural, legal, and technical barriers to overcome.

The event features seasoned professionals serving the federal and state health community to foster more efficient national systems that are designed to reduce administrative costs, enable
broader access to quality care, and establish a trusted foundation for 21st century national healthcare.

You’ll learn about how to inject technical innovation into existing information architectures, and explore innovative IT. Among the topics:

  • Influence better medical decisions with complete information, when and where needed
  • Improve public health initiatives and response with more timely disease identification
  • Ensure patient privacy and more reliable clinical record-keeping
  • Deter false medical claims and strengthen fraud detection across the healthcare spectrum
  • Accelerate the efficiency and effectiveness of health systems across the nation
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