The Stata Center at MIT

The Charles River from MIT

The MIT Museum

  • The Only in Depth Executive Education Event on Health Information Technology in the United States
  • Sponsored by Health Affairs and Harvard Health Policy Review 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 - 21, 2006, Cambridge Marriott, Cambridge, MA
Phone: 800-684-4549

CAMBRIDGE, MA USA -- HIT/HIPAA UPDATE NEWS SERVICE(TM) -- JUNE 14, 2006: The Health Information Technology Symposium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,, July 17 - 20, 2006, announced today that attendees may qualify for seven categories of healthcare continuing education credits.


In Association with

of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The HIT Symposium at MIT offers the following categories of continuing education credits:

ACCME - This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Medical Education Collaborative, Inc. (MEC) and Healthcare Conference Administrators. MEC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Medical Education Collaborative designates this educational activity for a maximum of 26.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)tm. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACPE - 26.5 contact hours (2.65 CEUs) of credit for pharmacists. Approval of this course for pharmacists is under a cosponsorship agreement between Medical Education Collaborative, Inc. (MEC) and Healthcare Conference Administrators. MEC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE # 815-999-06-069-L04. The program is designed for all pharmacists.

ANCC/CA BRN - Approved for 31.8 contact hour(s) of continuing education for RNs, LPNs, LVNs and NPs.

This program is cosponsored with Medical Education Collaborative, Inc. (MEC) and Healthcare Conference Administrators. MEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 12990, for 31.8 contact hour(s).

AHIMA - This program is pending prior approval for 26.5 CE Credits for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

HCCB - This program is pending prior approval for 31.8 HCCB continuing education credits for compliance certification.

CPHIMS - This program is pending prior approval for 31.8 contact hours for renewal of the CPHIMS and/or CHS/CHPS credentials.

MCLE - Required sponsor documentation has been forwarded to and credit requested from most MCLE states with general requirements for all lawyers. We have requested a total of 21.3 CLE hours from most MCLE states. Lawyers seeking credit in Pennsylvania must pay fees of $1.50 per credit hour directly to the PA CLE Board. Medical Education Collaborative pays applicable fees in other states where the sponsor is required to do so, and in states where a late fee may become applicable. Please be aware that each state has its own rules and regulations, including its definition of CLE; therefore, certain programs may not receive credit in some states. For information on approved credit hours for your state, please contact Medical Education Collaborative at 303-420-3252 starting two to three weeks prior to the program date. MEC is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. Please note: Kansas and Virginia lawyers must apply directly to their state MCLE commission to have this program individually approved.

NASBA - Medical Education Collaborative is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417. Web site: A maximum of 31.5 credits based on a 50-minute hour will be granted. Recommended experience level for this course is intermediate to advanced.

No prerequisites or advance requirements exist for this activity. This is a group-live activity.

For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint or refund, call MEC at (866) 420-3252 x37.


Special rates of $209/single and double, per night, plus tax, have been arranged. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel and use the conference code "HIT" to receive the reduced rate. Reservations will be accepted until Monday, June 26, 2006. After the cut-off date, reservations will be accepted on a space-available basis.

    Hyatt Regency Cambridge
    575 Memorial Drive
    Cambridge, MA 02139

Special rates of $214/single and double, per night, plus tax, have been arranged. If you are staying for 4 or more nights, the special rate of $174/single and double, per night, plus tax is available. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel and use the conference code "HIT" to receive the reduced rate.

    The Kendall Hotel
    350 Main Street
    Cambridge, MA 02142
Masanori Akiyama, MD, Ph.D.
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, Adjunct Faculty in Health Informatics, College of St. Scholastica, Former Executive Director, Computer-based Patient Record Institute, and Former Associate Executive Director, AHIMA, 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 S. Bell, MD, Ph.D.
Senior Natural Scientist, RAND, Assistant Professor, Division of Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Karen M. Bell, MD, MMS
Acting Deputy National Coordinator and Director, Office of Health IT Adoption, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
A. John Blair, III, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Taconic IPA, Inc., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MedAllies, Wappingers Falls, NY
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
Catharine Burt, Ed.D.
Chief of the Ambulatory Care Statistics Branch, Division of Health Care Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD
Robert M. Cothren Ph.D.
Chief Scientist, Health Solutions, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Falls Church, VA
Molly Joel Coye, MD, MPH
Founder and President, Health Technology Center Board Member, CalRHIO, Former Director, California Department of Health Services, Former New Jersey Commissioner of Health, San Francisco, CA
Greg DeBor
Partner, Global Health Solutions, Computer Sciences Corporation, Waltham, MA
Ted DellaVecchia
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Owings Millls, MD
Carol Diamond, MD, MPH
Managing Director of the Health Program, The Markle Foundation, and Chair, Connecting for Health, New York, NY
Jessica DiLorenzo
Program and Operations Leader, Bridges to Excellence, eHealth Initiative, Schenectady, NY
Douglas Emery, MD
Director, Payment Policy, eHealth Initiative, Washington, DC
Lori Evans, MPH
Managing Director, Manatt Health Solutions, Former Senior Advisor, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Washington, DC
Mary Jo Flynn, RN
Audit Services, Allina Hospitals & Clinics, Minneapolis, MN
Maria A. Friedman, DBA
Senior Adviser, Office of eHealth Standards and Security, 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
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
Lori L. Hack, MBA
Interim Chief Executive Officer, CalRHIO, San Francisco, CA
John D. Halamka, MD, MS
Chief Information Officer, CareGroup Healthcare System, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
W. Michael Heekin, JD, MBA
Chair, Florida Governor's Health Information Infrastructure Advisory Board
Amy Helwig, MD
Medical Director, Clinical Strategy and Policy, eHealth Initiative and Foundation, Washington, DC
Eugene D. Hill, III
General Partner, SV Life Sciences, Boston, MA
Richard Hillestad, Ph.D.
Senior Management Scientist, and Head of the Management Sciences Group, RAND, Santa Monica, CA
Gerry Hinkley, Esq.
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, San Francisco, CA
LeRoy Jones
Program Manager, Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), American National Standards Institute, New York, NY
Charles Kennedy, MD
Vice President, Clinical Informatics, WellPoint, Inc., Woodland Hills, CA
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
Shannah Koss
Director, Health Information Technology Practice, Avalere Health, Washington, DC
Sarah Hudson Scholle, Dr. PH, MPH
Assistant Vice President, Research and Analysis, NCQA, Washington, DC
Missy Krasner, MA
Former Senior Advisor, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, San Francisco, CA
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 E. Labkoff, MD, FACP
Director, Healthcare Informatics, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, 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, Medical Director, HIMSS, Chicago, IL
Jason Lee, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Policy, National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, Washington, DC
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 H. Miller, Ph.D.
Professor of Health Economics, Institute for Health and Aging, University of California, 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
Richard A. Norling, MA, MHA
President and Chief Executive Officer, Premier, Inc., Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Fairview Hospital and Health System, San Diego, CA
William D. O'Leary
Director of Health and Human Services, Microsoft Corporation, U.S. Public Sector, Redmond, WA
J. Marc Overhage, MD, Ph.D., 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, 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.
Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA
Pamela J. Pure
Executive Vice President, McKesson Corporation, San Francisco, CA
Mitt Romney (D) (Invited)
Governor of Massachusetts, Boston, 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, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Zix Corporation, Boston, MA
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
Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Chairman of the Board, American Medical Informatics Association, Palo Alto, CA
Micky Tripathi, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, Boston, MA
Glen L. Urban, Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing, Chairman, Center for eBusiness, and Former Dean, Sloan School of Management, Co-author, Digital Marketing Strategy, Design and Marketing of New Products, Advanced Marketing Strategy, and Management Science in Marketing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 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 M. Walker, MD
Chief Healthcare 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, Former Deputy General Counsel, Department of Health and Human Services, 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
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    Yucca Valley, CA USA 92284

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

    HIT Symposium Exhibitors/Sponsors
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    Philadelphia, PA 19103