The Hon. Barack Obama (Invited)
U.S. Senate

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD (Invited)
Former administrator of CMS and FDA

Adam Bosworth
Google, Inc.

Carolyn Clancy, M.D.

Harry Cayton
UK Department of Health

Esther Dyson
C/Net Networks

Glenn Steele, M.D., Ph.D.
Geisinger Health System


The following agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
Press Release: Don't miss out - REGISTER TODAY for This Free Conference Being Held Thursday and Friday, December 7-8, 2006, in Washington, DC PRESS RELEASE
Markle Foundation

WASHINGTON DC USA -- HIT/HIPAA UPDATE NEWS SERVICE(TM) -- NOVEMBER 7, 2006: Consumer advocates, health care leaders, government officials, and others will lead thought-provoking discussions about how personal health technologies can help people manage their health in unprecedented ways. Top-tier speakers will lead sessions on the most-pressing policies and public perceptions surrounding consumer access to electronic personal health information.

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  • Latest consumer technology innovations.
  • Consumer input in health data exchange.
  • Real-world lessons from personal health record (PHR) and health information technology (IT) applications.
  • Improving information access while protecting privacy.
  • The role of CMS and other payers.
  • Critical issues such as usability and business models.
  • The federal role in encouraging consumer engagement in health IT.
  • Much, much more.
  • Federal, state, and local policymakers
  • Health researchers and public health officials
  • Patient, consumer, and caregiver advocates
  • Health care purchasers, including employers and unions
  • Organizers of RHIOs (Regional Health Information Organizations)
  • Physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals
  • Technology vendors
  • Representatives of health plans

Extra! -- One-Day Pre-Conference Symposium

Consumers and Health Information Exchange 101

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Beginner-level sessions on:

  • Personal Health Records
  • Health Information Networks
  • Privacy, Access, and Control of Information

Plan now -- or register a colleague -- to attend this one-day tutorial. Expert speakers will provide a beginner's-level understanding of the practicalities and policies that make up the current health IT environment.

Seating will be limited. Place your name on the list now:

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