With the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Program and the very real possibility of national health reform this year, federal and state government leaders face a myriad of challenges associated with the use of information technology to tackle a range of complex healthcare issues.
The Health IT Summit for Government Leaders is designed for federal and state government leaders who want to learn about how to use information technology to address the following key priority areas:
- Transforming care delivery
- Improving population health
- Engaging citizens
- Improving operational effectiveness
This Summit is specifically designed for public sector leaders who support efforts that rely on the use of information technology. Through interactive sessions with nationally recognized experts and experienced pioneers and peers within government - both at the federal and state level - participants will hear about the latest trends, learn about best practices, and explore alternative strategies for addressing the following issues:
- Governance of data-related initiatives, addressing data stewardship issues
- Utilizing new Web 2.0 technologies to effectively engage citizens and other key stakeholders
- Applying data analytics effectively across disparate data sets to support measurement, improvement, surveillance, research, and new intelligence related to fraud and abuse
- Privacy policies that assure compliance and build and maintain trust
- Security strategies for different data environments
- Expanding technical assistance strategies through the use of technology
- Managing spikes in workload with limited resources
The Summit will provide useful, practical and timely advice for public sector leaders navigating the new terrain. Participants will not only benefit from speaker presentations, but also the takeaway materials and networking events, which will enable expansion of their networks within the public sector. The Health IT Summit for Government Leaders will bring forward the latest intelligence and the best thinking in a rapidly evolving field and is a "must-attend" event for any government leader with new or existing responsibilities at the intersection of healthcare and information technology.