Putting the IT in Care TransITions–Webcast

Heath 2.0’s JL Neptune will be on a panel in Washington DC tomorrow (Friday 14 October) to discuss the role of IT in Health Transitions–which is of course the topic of a major challenge with $40,000 in prize money in the i2 ONC Challenge program which Health 2.0 is running. The panel is part of a major meeting put on by several foundations and HHS. Details about the meeting are below–Matthew Holt:

The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Kaiser Permanente are convening key stakeholders in the innovation, healthcare provider, and IT vendor communities for an event Friday, October 14, 2011. Media partners for the event are Health Affairs and Health 2.0. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the HHS Partnership for Patients Initiative are also key participants. The agenda for this event is here. You can register for the webcast here. The webcast will pause during the breakout sessions from 8:45 am – 10:45 am ET.

These sessions will be in four topic areas:

1. Discharge process
2. Medication reconciliation
3. Information flow and feedback
4. Patient and care-giver activation

There’ll be facilitated discussion on Google Plus and Twitter during that portion of the meeting to discuss these topics. The three questions being posed are:

1. What are the most important problem statements from the patient’s and caregiver’s perspective that require our attention?
2. Where is IT effectively addressing these challenges now?
3. Where is innovation most needed now?

The webcast will then resume at 10:45 am until 12:00 noon ET when there will be a half hour break for lunch. The final portion of the event will then go from 12:30 pm until 3:00 pm ET, with a short break at 1:45 pm ET.

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