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Healthcare Leadership Forum Examines Implementation of Evidence-Based Medicine in Daily Clinical Practice

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PHILADELPHIA, October 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

'Evidence at the Center of Care' features John D. Halamka, Capt. 'Sully' Sullenberger

This year's Healthcare Leadership Forum, hosted by Clinical Innovation + Technology and sponsored by Elsevier's ClinicalKey, will bring together clinical and IT leaders Nov. 14-15 in Chicago to learn about best practices for integrating evidence into clinical practice to enable more efficient, high-quality healthcare delivery.

"Evidence at the Center of Care" features keynote speakers John D. Halamka, MD, MS, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, Co-Chairman, EEA Young Eagles, in addition to many other exciting presenters. This two-day interactive leadership forum on the role of evidence-based medicine (EBM) will explore topics such as patient safety and satisfaction, EHR implementation and adoption, clinical decision support, current and future EBM standards, and meaningful use.

"Continued advancement of our knowledge and experiences in evidence-based medicine is required if we are to have a meaningful impact on patient care," said Dr. Edward Shortliffe, Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Arizona State University and conference co-chair. "The Healthcare Leadership Forum is the ideal environment to examine both current and future best practices in evidence-based care and their implications for improvements to the healthcare system overall."

Sponsored by Elsevier's ClinicalKey, Elsevier's clinical insight engine, the Healthcare Leadership Forum is designed to foster innovation in EBM and promote sharing of best practices. It provides a symposium for physician and clinical leaders, C-suite executives, researchers and opinion leaders to learn, discuss, exchange information and network.

"With a longstanding commitment to EBM, Elsevier is proud to continue its work with Clinical Innovation + Technology to advance the discussion of this important topic," said Jay Katzen, President, Clinical Solutions, Elsevier.

Other influential speakers at the forum include:

  • Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Health for Quality, Safety and Value, Department of Veterans Affairs, and former director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Edward Shortliffe, MD, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Arizona State University; Scholar in Residence, New York Academy of Medicine; Adjunct Professor, Columbia University
  • Mark Roberts, MD, MPP, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy & Management, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
  • David Classen, MD, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Pascal Metrics
  • Vimla Patel, MD, Senior Research Scientist at the New York Academy of Medicine; Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Arizona State University; Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University
  • David Meltzer, MD, Associate Professor, Harris School, University of Chicago
  • David Bates, MD, MSc, Senior Vice President for Quality and Safety, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
  • Howard C. Bauchner, MD, Editor-in-Chief, JAMA; Professor, Boston University School of Medicine
  • George Hripcsak, MD, MS, Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University

The Healthcare Leadership Forum is designed for the education and enrichment of Chief Medical Officers, Chief Medical Information/Informatics Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Innovation Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Nursing Officers, Chief Quality Officers, Vice Presidents of Clinical Informatics, Vice Presidents and Directors of Information Systems, Clinical Informaticists and clinical department chiefs.

For more information on attending this informative and exciting event, please visit http://www.healthcareleadershipforum.net/. Media who wish to attend should contact Kate Ottavio at KNB Communications.

About Clinical Innovation + Technology

Clinical Innovation + Technology includes a monthly print and digital magazine, online newsletters, multimedia website and social media outreach. Content is specifically written for the clinical innovation and technology leadership teams including: Chief Medical Information/Informatics Officers, Chief Medical Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Innovation Officers, Chief Transformation Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Quality Officers, Vice Presidents (VPs) of Clinical Informatics, VPs and Directors of Information Systems, Clinical Informaticists, Clinical Department Chiefs, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers and Chief Nursing Officers. To sign up for a subscription to Clinical Innovation + Technology, please visit http://subs.clinical-innovation.com.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby's Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, helping research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group PLC is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RUK and ENL.

Media contact
Christopher Capot
Director, Corporate Relations
Elsevier
+1-212-633-3164
c.capot@elsevier.com

Mary C. Tierney
VP, Chief Content Officer
TriMed Media Group
+1-401-741-7651
mtierney@trimedmedia.com

SOURCE Elsevier



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