NYeC Announces First Keynote Speakers for Digital Health Conference 2011

Technology Officer of HHS; nationally syndicated author and reporter to address first of its kind digital health summit in New York City

Aug 10, 2011, 13:30 ET from New York eHealth Collaborative

NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) today announced the first two of its keynote speakers for its Digital Health Conference 2011: U.S. Health and Human Services Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and acclaimed healthcare writer/reporter T.R. Reid.

In addition, NYeC continues to look for other speakers to share their experiences, insights and ideas on health information technology (HIT). Educational sessions will be held throughout the day and will focus on four areas of HIT innovation - Chronic Disease Management, Advances in the Hospital Setting, Delivery of Primary Care, and Health and Wellness. These sessions may take the form of a traditional presentation with a discussion, an interactive panel discussion with a moderator, a technological demonstration, or any other type of interactive/creative display. If you are interested in presenting, please contact Tom Tagariello, NYeC Events Manager, at ttagariello@NYeHealth.org or visit www.digitalhealthconference.com.

Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer at the United States Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for helping HHS leadership harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health and welfare of the nation. Mr. Park's distinguished career has focused on developing technologies and services to help healthcare systems work. He is co-founder of Athenahealth, a vendor of health information technology and electronic medical record services. Mr. Park graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College with an A.B. in economics.

T.R. Reid has become one of the nation's best-known reporters through his coverage of global affairs for The Washington Post, his books and documentary films, and his work with National Public Radio and PBS. Reid is known for his in-depth investigations of healthcare here in the United States and across the globe. He has written and hosted documentary films for National Geographic TV, PBS, and the A&E network. His Frontline documentary "Sick Around the World" garnered wide acclaim and his latest book "The Healing of America," was a national best-seller.  

About the Digital Health Conference:

The conference, running Dec. 1st and 2nd  and located in New York City, will draw healthcare providers of all types, as well as participants from the public sector, private industry, health plans, hospital administration, healthcare venders, and many others to showcase the latest technologies, celebrate achievements, inspire collaboration, and generally support the advancement of healthcare innovation.

NYeC was founded in 2006 and later designated by the federal government and the state of New York to advance HIT statewide– improving healthcare and reducing costs for all New Yorkers. While it receives support and official designations from the state and federal governments, NYeC is an independent collaborative. It partners with stakeholders from around the state and across the nation to promote innovation, provide support, and establish policies necessary to advance HIT in New York. NYeC works to ensure that its mission of statewide HIT implementation is successful through a specific focus on four key areas: education, public and private collaboration, the construction of a statewide health information network for New York (SHIN-NY), and technical and adoption services to help providers adopt electronic health records in their practices.

SOURCE New York eHealth Collaborative