Tuesday, September 27, 2011

H@cking Medicine at MIT

Folks, posting for a friend to promote what sounds like a great conference:

H@cking Medicine at MIT

We are proud to announce Hacking Medicine, the first event of its kind. Engineers, scientists, physicians, and entrepreneurs, in one location, creating disruptive healthcare solutions today. If you want to radically change healthcare, then apply now: http://bit.ly/nXIF3P. Bring your skills, your ideas, or both. We're selecting 100 people just like you. Be part of the inaugural conference. Leave with a team and a hack on its first steps towards becoming a company and disrupting healthcare. For more information or to apply to be one of the 100: http://hackingmedicine.mit.edu/ Hacking Medicine takes place October 22nd and 23rd at the Media Lab at MIT. If you are selected we will send you more detailed logistics. Healthcare needs you, come be part of the solution. The Hacking Medicine Team

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Harvard CME Course: Patient-centered Computing and eHealth -- Transforming Healthcare Quality

It has been terrific fun to be with all students and faculty at this year's course -- thanks all, and Happy Mother's Day.

See tweetstream summary of course #pcehealth11 at http://bit.ly/inxozL, and thanks  to excellent live tweeting by Janice McCallum (#janicemccallum)!

Send in your comments and suggestions for the next course!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Patient-Centered Computing and eHealth: Transforming Healthcare Quality

 May 6–8, 2011, Boston Sheraton Hotel, Boston, MA 

Brief Course Description This practical course presents best practices in patient-centered computing and eHealth using a format that will enable acquisition of new knowledge and allow course attendees to take away skills for immediate application back home.

Through plenary presentations, panel discussions, and workshops, participants will have an opportunity to see the “big picture,” understand current best practices, and take away practical lessons learned and insights about how to effectively use health IT. Students will interact with experts about current issues, including:
  • Best practices for the use of eHealth applications (e.g., Electronic Health Records [EHRs], Personal Health Records [PHRs], secure messaging, and Web visits)
  • The impact of current health policy and efforts toward health reform, and “Meaningful Use” of Health IT
  • The evidence base regarding health IT’s role in behavior change and chronic disease self-management (e.g., diabetes, heart failure, depression)
  • The role of eHealth in enhancing patient safety and reducing medical error
  • The value proposition for physicians and other stakeholders of using eHealth strategies _
  • Patients’ perspectives on eHealth applications and technologies, and their viewpoint about the impact on healthcare costs, quality, and satisfaction
  • Information about working collaboratively and communicating effectively with patients to assess and differentiate the quality of healthcare information on the Internet and publicly reported quality measures
  • Opportunities and risks in clinical data sharing
  • The potential for provider and patient technologies to support improved public health reporting and community wellness, and future research and development directions in patient-centered computing and eHealth


Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess
Medical Center
John Halamka,MD
Steven E. Locke,MD

Brigham andWomen’s
David Ahern, PhD
James Cartreine, PhD
Patricia C. Dykes, DNSc, MA, RN
Jonathan S. Einbinder, MD,MPH
Saverio Maviglia, MD, MSc
Blackford Middleton, MD, MPH, MSc
Roberto A. Rocha, MD, PhD
Jonathan M.Teich, MD, PhD
Gianna Zuccotti, MD

Children’s Hospital Boston
Fabienne Bourgeois, MD

Massachusetts General
Claus Hamann, MD, MS
David C. Judge, MD
Andrew Karson, MD,MPH
Joseph C. Kvedar, MD
Charles H.Weiss, MD

Partners HealthCare System
Teal Aroy, RPh, MBA
Cindy Bero, MPH
Christine Caligtan, RN, MSN
Kathleen Connolly, MSW, LICSW
Michael Esters

Risk Management
Arvind Kumar, MS
Luke Sato,MD
Guest Faculty

Timothy Bickmore, PhD
Northeastern University,
Boston, MA

Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD,
University of Wisconsin,
Madison, WI

Jerome Carter, MD, FACP
Neck, Time and Money
Informatics, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Larry Garber, MD
Fallon Clinic, Worcester, MA

Thomas K. Houston, MD, MPH
Center for Health Quality,
Outcomes & Economic Research
(CHQOER), Bedford, MA;
University of Massachusetts
Medical School, Worcester,MA

Brent James, MD, MStat
Institute for Healthcare Delivery
Research, Intermountain Health
Care, Salt Lake City, UT

Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FHIMSS
Aurora Healthcare
Milwaukee, WI

Midge N. Ray, MSN, MEd, RN
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Joshua Seidman, PhD
Department of Health and
Human Services

Heather J. Sobko, BSN, RN, PhDc
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH
University of Michigan
 Ann Arbor, MI

Paul Tang, MD
Palo Alto Medical Foundation,
Palo Alto, CA

Micky Tripathi, PhD, MPP
Massachusetts eHealth
Collaborative, Waltham, MA

Jonathan Wald, MD, MPH
RTI, Inc.

Course Objectives

  • Participants will gain current, state-of-the art knowledge about patient-centered computing and eHealth
  • Participants will be able to identify best practices and guidelines for the effective use of patient-centered health IT  
  • Participants will attain a better understanding about the theoretical and practical opportunities and challenges in implementing and utilizing patient-centered eHealth applications  
  •  Participants will learn how to effectively use and/or implement the following eHealth technologies: EHRs, web visits/secure messaging, and PHRs  _
  •  Participants will attain practical understanding of the issues surrounding healthcare information exchange and data reuse for public health and community wellness

Course Director and Co-Director:

Blackford Middleton,MD, MPH, MSc Corporate Director Clinical Informatics Research and Development Partners HealthCare
Patricia C.Dykes, DNSc, MA, RN Senior Nurse Scientist Nursing Research Program Director Center for Nursing Excellence Brigham andWomen’s Hospital 

Generous Unrestricted Educational Support from:  

Nuance, Inc.
Ingenix, Inc. 


Intelligent Medical Objects

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Harvard School of Public Health Certificate Program in Health IT

Second time offered: 2011 Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care at HSPH

Directed by friends and colleagues John Glaser (Module 1), John Halamka (Module 2), Ashish Jha (Module 3), and Yours truly (Module 4).  http://tinyurl.com/2wjnanz

January 24–28, 2011
Module I: IT Strategy and Governance
Module II: Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

May 16–20, 2011
Module III: Maximizing Quality and Safety Gains from EHRs
Module IV: Continuous Improvement with HIT

Program overview

With Meaningful Use finalized and the final Temporary Certification Rule released, the need to construct an information technology (IT) strategy that conforms to government standards while fitting your organization has never been greater. This program is comprised of four modules, each designed to provide the knowledge necessary to design and develop a cogent IT strategy.
The Obama administration has declared IT as one of the main objectives for transforming health care. Along with government policy initiatives, the economic landscape is driving an immediate need for health care organizations to improve efficiency and reduce costs, while maintaining a sharp focus on quality and patient reported outcomes, such as patient satisfaction.
The ability to design, develop, and deliver IT projects, strategy, and initiatives using proven tools and techniques is paramount to having a positive impact on an organization’s mission and, ultimately, its margin.
The modules in this series are designed specifically for senior level professionals and executives, with technology responsibilities from various avenues of the health care industry, seeking to build IT knowledge.
Participants from last year's program represent thought leaders from seven countries, representing diverse industries and organizations.

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