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November 4, 2005
CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AT THE CLINICAL INTERFACE TO BE HELD AT JOHNS HOPKINS NOV. 13-15, 2005
The application of point-of-care information technology in the clinical setting and its impacts on health care delivery will be the focus of a conference to be held at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Nov. 13-14, 2005.
Hosted by the Johns Hopkins POC-IT (point of care-information technology) center, the conference will take place in the Thomas B. Turner Building, located on Monument Street on the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Medical campus.
IT and health care experts from around the nation will present sessions on wide-ranging topics, including the use of PDAs (personal digital assistants) for decision support at the point of care; bringing technology to people and people to technology; accessing information at the point of care, impact and challenges; disseminating innovations in critical care; effective clinical decision support, assessing factors critical for success; and PDA, improving medicine safety through accessing drug information sources.
“This is an unprecedented opportunity for discussing a framework for evaluating and measuring the impact of clinical IT tools in use at the point of care,” said Paul Auwaerter, M.D., M.B.A., associate professor of medicine at Hopkins and chief medical officer for the POC-IT Center. “We have been producing these tools and using them in ever-increasing numbers and it is now time to begin to study their real impact on patient care. The field of decision support management systems is still in its infancy but poised for dramatic growth.”
Speakers at the conference include, among others:
Michael I. Harrison, Ph.D., Center for Delivery, Organization and Markets, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Arlington, VA.
William Hersh, M.D., Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, Portland, OR.
Jain Anil, M.D., Director, e-Research, Information Technology Division; Saff, General Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio.
Ross Koppel, Ph.D., Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
David F. Lobach, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., Associate Professor and Division Chief, Clinical Informatics, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
Robert Quinn, Ph.D., Vice President, Engineering and Chief technology Officer, Epocrates Inc., San Mateo, CA.
William Tierney, M.D., Chancellor’s Professor of Medicine; Director, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics; Senior Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute for Health Care, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.
Robert L. Wears, M.D., M.S., Director of Medical Informatics, University of Florida Emergency Medicine, Jacksonville, FL.
William A. Yasnoff, M.D., Ph.D., Managing Partner, NHII Advisors, Arlington, VA.
Scott Young, M.D., Center for Primary Care, Prevention and Clinical Partnerships, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Arlington, VA.
The full agenda and program can be viewed at www.poc-it.org/05conf