SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- SDForum, Silicon Valley's leading source of information and education in the technology community, will host the first ever conference on how innovative technologies in Denmark and the U.S. can address today's challenges in the health care sector. The two-day conference is presented in partnership with Innovation Center Denmark and takes place at Stanford University, October 26-27, 2010.
The conference is a unique opportunity to meet Danish business and hospital executives, startups, scientists and government officials whose technologies and research are behind what the Commonwealth Study concluded is the most efficient IT health care system in the world. Insights will also be provided by leaders and influencers in California, the sixth largest economy in the world and a front-runner state in the nation's use of electronic health records and home to agenda-setting companies and hospitals.
"With the advent of new technologies such as telemedicine and e-health portals offering our citizens cross-sector access to their patient journals and health records, we provide a new, patient-centered approach," says Bertel Haarder, Danish Minister for Health and the Interior. "By extending treatment and consultation to the living room, we see a satisfaction rate increase in both patients and clinicians, while also reducing costs."
The use of electronic health records alone currently saves physicians in Denmark an average of 50 minutes a day in administrative work and Denmark's health system, encompassing its 5.5 million people, as much as $120 million a year.
"Not just providing access, but extracting relevant patient data across these platforms is the next step, which will empower both the patient and the clinician to make evidence-based treatment decisions," says Henning Bruun-Schmidt, IBM ACURE's director of Market Development.
"I predict that within a decade, no practicing physician will consider treating their patients without the support/advice of health expertise embodied in a system that enables patients to self-care and self-manage their health," says Adam Bosworth, Founder and CEO of Keas, and a keynote speaker at the Future of Health Innovation conference. "Systems are emerging that help consumers get personalized advice and information about their health, and these systems are going to be incredible treasure troves of data about what works, and what doesn't."
"This conference is an exceptional opportunity to share learning lessons for all actors in the industry, from technologists to care providers," says Susan Lucas-Conwell, CEO of SDForum.
Arne Astrup, University of Copenhagen
Adam Bosworth, KEAS
Henrik Bjerregaard, MedCom
Henning Bruun-Schmidt, IBM ACURE
Anne DeGheest, Medstars
Matthew Douglas, Practice Fusion
Bertel Haarder, Danish Minister for Health and the Interior
Hans Erik Henriksen, Cetrea
Amy Keller, Center for Health Design
Rob Lister, IDEO Claus Meyer, Noma Restaurant
Erik Rasmussen, Monday Morning
Lene Serpa, Novo Nordisk
Thomas Shaughnessy, Sutter Health
Harold Wolf, Kaiser Permanente
Paul Tang, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Location & Time:
Stanford University, Tresidder Hall, Oak Lounge.
Tuesday, October 26: 9am-5pm
Wednesday, October 27: 9am-4pm
Early Bird Pricing: SDForum members $250; Non-Members $275
Register at: www.sdforum.org/FHI
Media are invited to attend.
SDForum has been instrumental in setting the technology industry agenda for more than 25 years. As the largest and oldest not-for-profit in the valley dedicated to educating and creating relationships within the technology community, SDForum provides the latest insights on emerging technology trends and best business practices through events, specialized services and resources. The SDForum reaches 12,000 professionals annually. Long-standing relationships in Silicon Valley include technology companies such as HP, IBM, Microsoft, Nokia and SAP as well as over 30 venture capital firms, financial institutions and international organizations. For more information, visit www.sdforum.org.
About Innovation Center Denmark
Innovation Center Denmark accelerates the entry of Danish companies into Silicon Valley, promotes US investments in Denmark, facilitates research collaboration and provides inspiration to help drive innovation in Denmark. The Center is one of the direct results of the globalization strategy designed by the Danish government in 2006 to help achieve the ambitious objective of becoming one of the leading knowledge-based nations in the world by 2015. For more information, visit www.innovationcenterdenmark.com.
SOURCE SDForum; Innovation Center Denmark