Cal INDEX CEO Dave Watson to Address Interoperability at iHT² Health IT Summit

Mar 14, 2016, 10:00 ET from Cal INDEX

SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Integrated Data Exchange (Cal INDEX) today announced that CEO Dave Watson will be co-presenting at the Health IT Summit in San Francisco, April 5-6, 2016. Watson was invited to join a panel of industry experts for a discussion titled, "Interoperability: How Close are We?" to be held from 2:30-3:20 p.m. PT on Tuesday, April 5.

Watson, along with fellow panelists David Avrin, MD, PhD of the University of California, San Francisco and Bill Beighe, CIO of the Physicians Medical Group of Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Health Information Exchange, will discuss the current state of interoperability and where the industry is in terms of the ONC's 10-year Interoperability Roadmap.

"I'm honored to share the stage with two of the most knowledgeable interoperability experts and discuss the industry's progress in meeting interoperability goals," said Watson. "True interoperability is a cornerstone of new coordinated care models so this session promises to be a very timely and relevant topic for Summit participants."

The Health IT Summit is hosted by the Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT²), the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public leaders to foster the growth and effective use of technology across the healthcare industry. The San Francisco Summit is one of a series of events and programs designed to promote improvements in the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare through information technology and facilitating knowledge exchange.

Dave Watson is a veteran executive with more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare technology industry. As CEO of Cal INDEX, he is leading a statewide, next-generation health information exchange (HIE) for providers, payers and patients across California.

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About Cal INDEX
California Integrated Data Exchange (Cal INDEX) is an independent, nonprofit organization that is developing a statewide, next-generation health information exchange (HIE). This unique comprehensive collection of electronic patient records includes clinical data from healthcare providers and health insurers combined into a single longitudinal patient record (LPR). Cal INDEX provides the underlying data and technology platform to provide real-time access. The goal of Cal INDEX is to improve quality of care by providing clinicians with a unified statewide source of integrated patient information, improve efficiencies and coordination of care and reduce the cost of healthcare. Cal INDEX was founded through seed funding from Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross. For more information, visit

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