MEDfx CMIO Dr. Daniel Newman To Speak At 2013 HIMSS Government Health IT Conference Chief Medical Information Officer will Address HIEs and Population Health Management During June 11 Talk in Washington DC

WARWICK, R.I., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDfx Corporation, a leader in connected healthcare solutions, today announced that Dr. Daniel Newman MD, Chief Medical Information Officer for MEDfx, will be a featured speaker at the Ninth Annual HIMSS Government Health IT Conference, June 11-12 in Washington DC. Dr. Newman's talk, "HIEs: Empowering the Three Pillars of Population Health Management," will examine how Health Information Exchanges can be leveraged strategically to improve quality of care and increase efficiency in the new era of U.S. healthcare.

Dr. Newman sets clinical product strategy at MEDfx and directs the development of new tools for Population Health Management and Accountable Care. Prior to joining MEDfx, Dr. Newman was Chief Medical Information Officer and Clinical Product Manager of the eHealth Solutions Group at GE Healthcare. He also served as Chief Medical Information Officer at Boston Medical Center. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and a Senior Fellow at the Boston University School of Management's Health Policy Institute.

The 2013 Government Health IT Conference offers its attendees—many of whom are senior government, healthcare and health IT professionals—solutions for efficiently coordinating and improving patient care while reducing costs. The conference offers best practices for using health IT and management systems to assist the public sector, and examines how public policy decisions and outcomes influence the healthcare sector.

Dr. Newman's June 11 talk will describe how three pillars of Population Health Management (PHM)—analytics, care improvement, and patient engagement—can be positively impacted by Health Information Exchanges. The presentation will explain the role PHM plays in the performance of Accountable Care Organizations, and provide insight as to how HIEs can enable the three PHM pillars.

The HIMSS Government Health IT Conference will be held at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW. "HIEs: Empowering the Three Pillars of Population Health Management" is scheduled at 2:15 PM.

About MEDfx:
MEDfx Corporation is a privately-held company with a long history of embracing emerging technologies in collaboration with other innovative healthcare organizations. Over the course of its twenty-seven year history, MEDfx Corporation has established itself as a leader in professional services, systems integration and software engineering. Millions of patient lives have benefited from the performance, reliability and engineering excellence of the MEDfx Solution Stack. Find out more at http://www.medfx.com/

MEDfx has been providing Health Information Exchange (HIE) solutions since 2009, spanning enterprise-wide private HIEs, as well as public HIEs and secure messaging solutions. MEDfx offers a variety of tools for both secure point-to-point exchange of patient health information and community based document sharing, all leveraging nationally and internationally recognized standards, as well as a number of value added applications focused on population health management, such as Encounters Alerts and Notifications, Gaps in Care and Care Plan solutions.   

MEDfx is a Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). The partnership with Oracle is made possible through Oracle Business Process Services program.

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