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Scientific Symposium to Explore Innovations in Electronic Health Records

Stakeholders will discuss how electronic health records can improve healthcare and reduce medical costs.

Published January 15, 2010


The New York Academy of Sciences and the Center for Advanced Information Management at Columbia University will present Electronic Health Records: Where Do We Go from Here? a symposium looking at steps being taken to improve healthcare delivery and reduce costs and medical errors through innovations in electronic health records. Speakers will discuss various topics related to electronic health records, including IT strategies to support their use, extending electronic medical records outside of organizations, real-time clinical decision making, electronic records in clinical studies, and the use of handheld devices.

WHO: Organizer:
Vincent Tomaselli, PhD, Center for Advanced Information Management at Columbia University

Speakers & Panelists:
Rachel Block, New York State Department of Health
Jesse Singer, DO, MPH, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
George Hripcsak, MD, MS, CAIM at Columbia University
Jay Srini, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Charles Lagor, MD, PhD, Philips Research North America
John P. Gomez, Eclipsys Corporation
Ken Ong, MD, MPH, Catholic Health Services of Long Island
Hui Cao, MD, PhD, Deloitte Consulting
Patricia Dykes, DNSc, MA, Partners Healthcare System, Inc.
Thomas Clancy, PhD, RN, University of Minnesota
Soumitra Sengupta, PhD, Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital
Edward Rogoff, PhD, Baruch College/CUNY
Steven Labkoff, MD, FACP, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
Adam Wilcox, PhD, Columbia University

WHEN: Friday, February 5, 2010 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Networking reception will follow.

WHERE: The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St., 40th floor

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The New York Academy of Sciences is an independent, not-for-profit organization committed to advancing science, technology, and society worldwide since 1817. With 24,000 members in 140 countries, NYAS is creating a global community of science for the benefit of humanity. NYAS' core mission is to advance scientific knowledge, positively impact the major global challenges of society with science-based solutions, and increase the number of scientifically informed individuals in society at large.