Healthcare IT News presents Patient Engagement Summit, Feb. 9-10

35 thought leaders from top health organizations to speak
By Healthcare IT News
11:32 AM
Patient engagement may be considered by many to be the "blockbuster drug of the 21st century," but convincing patients to take more responsibility for their own care is easier said that done – but not impossible.
Just ask the 35 speakers from such top healthcare organizations as the Mayo Clinic, Geisinger Health System and Intermountain Healthcare, who will gather in Orlando, Feb. 9-10, to share best practices at the HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News Patient Engagement Summit.
The two-day event includes 22 sessions that will address the technology, tools and strategies being used right now to successfully engage patients in their own care. The summit also will include multiple Q&A and networking opportunities for attendees to ask questions and share ideas.
Summit agenda:
Kyra Bobinet, MD, a national leader in patient behavior and a senior instructor in the Stanford University Behavior Design Lab, will deliver the opening keynote on Feb. 9, "Patient Engagement: The $3 Trillion Dollar Industry." She'll provide a big-picture overview of how consumerism, healthcare reform and other market forces are fueling healthcare's push into patient engagement, as well as address what providers need to do to succeed on this new and growing frontier. 
Robert Wachter, MD, a national leader on healthcare safety and quality and father of the "hospitalist" movement, will deliver the Feb. 10 keynote. In his presentation, "Patient Engagement 2015: Balancing Hope and Hype as Healthcare (Finally!) Enters the Digital Age," Wachter will address, among other things, how to reimagine the physician-patient relationship in the EHR era.
Other summit speakers include: 
  • Mark Parkulo, MD, Mayo Clinic: "Best Practices and Lesson's Learned – Or How Not to Do Patient Engagement";
  • Jean Moody-Williams, deputy director, CMS: "How Patient Engagement Will Transform Healthcare";
  • Ed Martinez, CIO, Miami Children's Hospital: "Implementing Patient Engagement and Care Coordination Technologies for Improved Outcomes";
  • Tammy Richards, corporate director of patient and clinical engagement at Intermountain Healthcare: "Learn How Intermountain Deployed Health IT to Develop an Enterprise-wide Engagement Strategy";
  • Jessica Greene, associate dean of research at George Washington University: "Patient Activation: The Key to Better Outcomes, Reduced Costs";
  • Melissa Anselmo, program director of OpenNotes, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: "OpenNotes: The Power of Sharing";
  • Gregory Weidner, medical director, Carolinas Healthcare System: "Cutting Edge: Disrupting the Status Quo".
To register or for more information on the summit, click here

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