Jun. 8, 2010 SDForum Health IT

On June 8, 2010 in Palo Alto at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, SDForum and IBM partnered “The Healthcare IT Symposium: The Role of Technology Innovation in Healthcare.” The event focused on the challenges the health care industry’s IT infrastructure response to new regulations and the Health Information Exchanges (HIE).

Deborah Magid introduced fellow IBMer Lonne Jaffe who gave the opening keynote “Enabling Technologies for Healthcare Transformation.”

Gerry Hinkley of Pillsbury Winthrop moderated panelists Linda Drumright of DecisionView, Ryan Howard of Practice Fusion, Ron Jimenez of Santa Clara Health and Hospital System, Dr. Wayne Pan of SciMed Partners and Marco Smit of Health 2.0 Advisors. They discussed information technology in health care’s challenges of preserving patient privacy and meeting regulatory requirements.

Adam Bosworth of Keas gave a contrary view in his keynote “Innovating in Healthcare – The Emperor Has No Clothes.” All the technology and regulation in the world will not improve the health of patients in less there are incentives to everyone in the system to prevent long term disease. He mentioned Mint.com’s software as an example of how patient’s can manage their health.

Philip Korn of TriNet moderated panelists Brian Ascher of Venrock, Jeff Calcagno of Scale Venture Partners and Dr. Louis G. Lange of Asset Management. They discussed the venture landscape and where they are investing in healthcare IT.

Jaap Suermondt of Hewlett-Packard gave the final keynote about the crisis approaching and how we might deal with it.

I recommend James Downey’s article on this event:


Copyright 2010 DJ Cline All rights reserved.

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