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Health 2.0 STAT - Thursday, June 7, 2012

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Aquilent is pleased to announce the list of speakers for the upcoming Health 2.0 STAT event on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at The Barking Dog in Bethesda. Registration is now open!

Plan to join us the evening of June 7th to hear a rapid-fire series of short presentations from five Health 2.0 leaders. The presentations will be followed by a panel style Q&A session, led by a moderator, who will facilitate and explore a range of topics. The presentations will highlight results associated with the innovative implementation and use of Web 2.0 based solutions in the healthcare market, at government agencies, and from a patient and user perspective.

Topics and Speaker Bios:

1) Infobuttons: Context-Aware Integration of Health Knowledge at the Point of Care

The latest Notice of Public Rule Making from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology regarding the next set of requirements for the "meaningful use" of electronic health records includes the statement "Enable a user to retrieve diagnostic or therapeutic reference information in accordance with the HL7 Context Aware Knowledge Retrieval (Infobutton) Stanbdard". Many system developers may be wondering what an infobutton is and how difficult they might be to implement. Dr. Cimino, the "father of infobuttons" will make all this clear in five minutes or less.

Dr. James Cimino is a board certified internist who completed a National Library of Medicine informatics fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University and then went on to an academic position at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Presbyterian Hospital in New York. He spent 20 years at Columbia, carrying out clinical informatics research, building clinical information systems, teaching medical informatics and medicine, and caring for patients, rising to the rank of full professor in both Biomedical Informatics and Medicine. In 2008, he moved to the National Institutes of Health, where he is the Chief of the Laboratory for Informatics Development and a Tenured Investigator at the NIH Clinical Center and the National Library of Medicine. His principle project involves the development of the Biomedical Translational Research Information System (BTRIS), an NIH-wide clinical research data resource. In addition, he conducts clinical research informatics research, directs the NLM's postdoctoral training program in clinical informatics, participates in the Clinical Center's Internal Medicine Consult Service, and teaches at Columbia University as an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Informatics. He is a Fellow (and currently President) of the American College of Medical Informatics, the American College of Physicians, the American Clinical and Climatological Association, and the New York Academy of Medicine.

2) From Train Wreck to Spellcheck: Saving a Website from Itself

Joni Johns majored in journalism and used a manual typewriter and carbon paper at her first newspaper jobs. She was not hired by the Washington Post when she moved to the nation’s capital, hence, she is currently employed. She did stints in advertising, but never for Don Draper, and landed in the Federal government when e-mail was still a novelty that many people printed out to read. Her complete inability to focus on a single thing for more than a few minutes made her fall in love with the web. Fortunately, at the time, no one knew what they were doing and she jumped from speechwriting to web, where she plans to complete her career, preferably sometime in the next few years.

3) iPhone App that Helps with Smoking Cessation

Mr. Bill Killam is the president and founder of User-Centered Design, Inc. and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research in George Mason University's (GMU) School of Information Technology and Engineering. He received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and his master's degree in psychology from Marymount University. He holds professional certification from the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics as a Certified Human Factors Professional (CHFP) / Certified User Experience Professional (CUXP). Mr. Killam is also a member of the American Psychological Association, Association for Computing Machinery, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and Usability Professionals Association.

He has been providing Human Factors Engineering, user-centered design, user experience design, and usability services for 30 years. He has worked for, or consulted to, companies such as GTE, TRW, IBM, and The Mitre Corporation; Federal agencies including the US State Department, the US Geological Survey, the US Courts, the National Cancer Institute, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology; and commercial organizations such as Nextel, CapitalOne, GEICO, and AOL.

4) Health 2.0 Project Killers and their Solutions: 12 Steps to recover control and claim success

During his presentation, Rick Price will discuss: how Health 2.0 projects are the great painless enablers of much needed change, how project managers in clinical settings today are challenged as requirements change, a case study: 80 day mission critical national healthcare project as the impetus for transformation and innovation, and 12 steps of project success – recover control and claim success via awareness, acceptance and action – all in five minutes!

Mr. Richard Price is a seasoned entrepreneur with a consulting background that includes global corporations and public sector clients. He has a focus on integrating technology in healthcare quality of patient initiatives using Situational Analysis, Strategy, Execution, People Management and Leadership. His tool box includes C-level advisory and coaching on matters including healthcare market entry, business planning, business process improvement, organizational development, recruitment, systems engineering and software development (Health 2.0 and mHealth). Since 1985, he has managed over 50 projects with P/L valued at over $2 billion USD. Mr. Price holds the Masters of Business Administration degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, a Masters of Public Administration degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Radford University in Radford, Virginia.

5) The Role of Open Source

Any discussion of Technology in Healthcare cannot be complete without addressing the role of Open Source, a methodology and ideology of shared information and collectivized problem solving. To do this, Zaal Tonia will take the audience through a brief history of medical software; from the early homegrown solutions developed by intrepid IT staff, to the rise of the proprietary EMR giants. And though the modern market seems to favor big players, there is underneath and sometimes overlooked a blossoming community of open source (free and modifiable) health care systems emerging and maturing. Whether envisioned to meet the needs of small overseas clinics, or unify a system as large as the VA, Open Source speaks to the spirit of compassionate and selfless care. Together, we will discuss what Open Source means for the future of global health and health 2.0.

Zaal Tonia is an Application Developer at Ohava Computers in Fairfax, VA. He has three years experience working in Health IT, previously with a major national EMR provider, and is currently a contributer to the OpenEMR project and other Open Source projects.

Event Logistics

6:00pm - 6:30pm Registration and Networking
6:30pm - 7:15pm Presentation
7:15pm - 7:30pm Q&A
7:30pm - Additional Networking

As always, we want to make sure to give thanks to our sponsors, Aquilent, Palladian Partners, Adobe, and Amazon Web Services. Because of their support, we have been able to continue creating some really informative events, as well as, offer some great appetizers and beverages for all that attend the meetup.

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