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PRESS RELEASE: Health Information Technology Symposium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Offers in Depth Executive Education Program on National HIT Policy, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange and Regional Health Information Organizations
  • The Only in Depth Executive Education Event on Health Information Technology in the United States
  • Sponsored by Health Affairs in conjunction with the MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation and Center for eBusiness
  • Features Special Preconference session on Pay for Performance and Health Information Technology
  • Features Detailed Presentations of Markle Foundation's Connecting for Health Common Framework and eHealth Initiative's Connecting Communities Tool Kit
  • Tours of MIT Campus, Charles River Sunset Cruise (limited availability) or Play MIT Sloan Business School Beer Game (limited availability)
  • Symposium Sessions Held at MIT's Stata Center for Computer, Information and Intelligence Sciences
  • Opening Reception at the MIT Museum
  • July 17 - 20, 2006, Cambridge Marriott, Cambridge, MA
Phone: 800-684-4549

CAMBRIDGE, MA USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE(TM) -- APRIL 7, 2006: The Health Information Technology Symposium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,, is the only in depth executive education event on health information technology in the United States. The HIT Symposium will bring together leading technologists; federal state and local officials and regulators; academic and foundation experts; employer and health plan representatives, healthcare provider, including hospital leaders and physicians; community leaders; and technology vendors. The HIT Symposium will address a range of issues from national HIT policy to practical approaches to RHIO formation and EHR implementation.


In Association with

of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Pay for Performance and Health Information Technology
  • HIE/RHIO Implementation Tools: The Markle Foundation's Connecting for Health Common Framework
  • HIE/RHIO Implementation Tools: The eHealth Initiative's Connecting Communities Tool Kit
  • Electronic Health Records: Overview, Acquisition and Implementation
  • Roadmap to E-Prescribing and CPOE Implementation
  • Successful HIT/RHIO Case Studies
  • The International Perspective: What We can Learn from the Experience of Other Countries

To take advantage of the special group discount the following apply:

  • Applications must be completed on the Symposium downloadable form
  • Registration forms must be submitted together either via fax (760-418-8084) or mail to HIT Symposium Office, 7790 Barberry Avenue, Yucca Valley, CA 92284.
Masanori Akiyama, MD
Visiting Professor, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Director, Medical Informatics / Internal Medicine, International Medical Center of Japan, Tokyo, Japan

President, Margret\A Consulting, LLC, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Adjunct Faculty, College of St. Scholastica, Schaumburg, IL

Mark R. Anderson, CPHIMS, FHIMSS
Healthcare IT Futurist and Chief Executive Officer, AC Group, Inc., Montgomery, TX

Geoffrey B. Baker
Chief Executive Officer and President, Med-Vantage, Inc., San Francisco, CA

Douglas Bell, MD
Senior Natural Scientist, RAND, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA

A. John Blair, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Taconic IPA, Inc., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MedAllies, Wappingers Falls, NY

David J. Brailer, MD, Ph.D. (Invited)
National HIT Coordinator, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

William R. Braithwaite, MD, Ph.D.
"Doctor HIPAA", Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, eHealth Initiative Former Senior Advisor on Health Information Policy, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

Paul Browne
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Trinity Health, Novi, MI

Molly Joel Coye, MD, MPH
Founder and President, Health Technology Center, Former Director, California Department of Health Services, Former New Jersey Commissioner of Health, San Francisco, CA

Carol Diamond, MD, MPH
Managing Director of the Health Program, The Markle Foundation and Chair, Connecting for Health, New York, NY

Jessica DiLorenzo
Project Leader, Health Care Initiatives, General Electric, Schenectady, NY

Mary Jo Flynn
Director, Audit Services, Allina Hospitals & Clinics, Minneapolis, MN

Maria Friedman, DBA
Senior Adviser, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD

Mark Frisse, MD, MBA, MSc
Director, Regional Health Initiatives, Vanderbilt Center for Better Health, Nashville, TN

Robert S. Galvin, MD, MBA
Director, Global Healthcare, General Electric Company, Founding Member, The Leap Frog Group, Vice Chair, Washington Business Group on Health, Fairfield, CT

Daniel T. Garrett
Vice President and Managing Partner, Global Health Solutions, Computer Sciences Corporation, Berwyn, PA

Newt Gingrich (Invited)
Former Speaker, United States House of Representatives, Founder, Center for Health Transformation, Washington, DC

John Glaser, Ph.D.
Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Partners Healthcare System, Boston, MA

Alan S. Goldberg, JD, LLM
Partner, Goulston & Storrs, Adjunct Professor of Law, Suffolk University and University of Maryland, Past President and Fellow, American Health Lawyers Association and Moderator, AHLA HIT listserv, Washington, DC

Janlori Goldman Director, Health Privacy Project, Research Scholar, Center on Medicine as a Profession, Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY

Richard Granger
Director General, Information Technology, National Health Service, London, United Kingdom

Peter Grant, JD, Ph.D.
Partner and Co-Chair, Health Law Group, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Seattle, WA

Andrew S. Grove (Invited)
Senior Advisor to Executive Management and Former Chairman of the Board, Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA

Lori L. Hack, MBA
Interim Chief Executive Officer, CalRHIO, San Francisco, CA

John Halamka
Chief Information Officer, CareGroup Healthcare System and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Amy Helwig, MD
Medical Director, Clinical Strategy and Policy, eHealth Initiative and Foundation, Washington, DC

Eugene Hill, MBA
SV Life Sciences, Board Member, Synarc, Cadent, Interplan Health, Patient Care, Medifacts and US Renal Care, Boston, MA

Richard Hillestad, Ph.D.
Senior Management Scientist and Head of the Management Sciences Group, RAND, Santa Monica, CA

Gerald M. Hinkley, Esq.
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, San Francisco, CA

LeRoy Jones
Program Manager, Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), American National Standards Institute, New York, NY

Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)
United States House of Representatives , Washington, DC

David Kibbe, MD, MBA
Director, Center for Health Information Technology, American Academy of Family Physicians, Chapel Hill, NC

Charles Kennedy, MD
Vice President, Clinical Informatics, WellPoint, Inc., Woodland Hills, CA

Shannah Koss
Director, Health Information Technology Practice, Avalere Health, Washington, DC

Gilad J. Kuperman MD, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Director of Quality Informatics, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Steven S. Lazarus, Ph.D., CPEHR, CPHIT, FHIMSS
President, Boundary Information Group, Past Chair, WEDI, Former Executive, Medical Group Management Association, Denver, CO

Mark Leavitt, MD, Ph.D.
Chair, Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology, Chicago, IL

Janet Marchibroda
Chief Executive Officer, eHealth Initiative and Executive Director, Foundation for eHealth Initiative and Connecting for Health Washington, DC

Dave Matheson
Senior Vice President, Boston Consulting Group, Boston, MA

Blackford Middleton, MD, MPH, MSc
Director of Clinical Informatics Research & Development, Partners HealthCare and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Robert Miller, Ph.D.
Professor of Health Economics, Institute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Julie Vaughan Murchinson, MBA
Co-founder and Principal, Object Health, San Francisco, CA

Ivo Nelson
Healthcare Industry Leader, Global and Americas, IBM, Former Chief Executive Officer, Healthlink, White Plains, NY

William D. O'Leary
Director of Health and Human Services, Microsoft Corporation, U.S. Public Sector, Redmond, WA

J. Marc Overhage, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMI
President and Chief Executive Officer, Indiana Health Information Exchange, Associate Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Senior Investigator, Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, IN

Herbert Pardes, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Healthcare System, Vice President for Health Sciences for Columbia University and Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Columbia's College of Physicians & Surgeons, Chairman of Columbia's Department of Psychiatry, New York, NY

Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, Ph.D., MSHA, FACP
Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC

Eric Poon, MD
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Associate Physician, Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Michael E. Porter, MBA, Ph.D. (Invited)
Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA

Michael Samuhel, Ph.D.
Senior Research Statistician, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC

Daniel Z. Sands, MD, MPH, FACP, FACMI
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Faculty, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Associate in Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Sarah H. Scholle, Dr. PH
Assistant Vice President for Research and Analysis, National Committee on Quality Assurance, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Edward H. Shortliffe, MD, Ph.D.
Rolf H. Scholdager Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University, New York, NY

Steven R. Simon, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA

Professor Peter Swire, Esq.
John Glenn Scholar in Public Policy Research, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University, Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster and Former Chief Counselor, Office of Management & Budget, Office of the President of the United States, Columbus, OH

Peter Szolovits, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and Head of the Clinical Decision-Making Group, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Paul C. Tang, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Foundation Chair-Elect, AMIA Chair, Committee on Data Standards for Patient Safety, Institute of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA

Micky Tripathi, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, Boston, MA

David Verrill
Executive Director, Center for eBusiness, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

C. Peter Waegemann
Chief Executive Officer, Medical Records Institute, Boston, MA

James Walker, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer, Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA

Scott Wallace, JD, MBA
Chair, Commission on Systemic Interoperability, President and Chief Executive Officer, The National Alliance for Health Information Technology, Chicago, IL

Marcy Wilder, Esq.
Partner, Hogan & Hartson LLP, Washington, DC

Scott Young, MD
Director for Health Information Technology, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD

Hugh Zettel
Director, Government and Industry Relations, GE Healthcare Integrated IT Solutions, Director, EHR-VA Association, Waukesha, WI


For further registration information, go to, call 800-684-4549, email or write:

    HIT Symposium Registration
    7790 Barberry Ave.
    Yucca Valley, CA USA 92284

For sponsorship and exhibit information, go to, call 800-546-3750, email, or write:

    HIT Symposium Exhibitors/Sponsors
    100 North 20th Street, 4th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19103