“While the adoption and use of HIT is foundational to the implementation of true health care transformation, our vision is that standard, secure, accurate, electronic sharing of health information results in better care, lower costs, and healthier communities,” said Dr. David Patton, Executive Director, Utah Department of Health (UDOH).
The two-day conference will feature federal and state officials, as well as HIT industry leaders from the Intermountain West. The conference is an opportunity for local business leaders to discuss strategies for effectively implementing health IT that will improve patient care and lower costs.
health care professionals are making important decisions for their patients without access to critical medical information,” said Robert Rolfs, MD, Utah State HIT Coordinator and UDOH Deputy Director. “With community resources like the Clinical Health Information Exchange, patients can enable their health care providers to secure access to their medical information for better and more accurate care,” he added. Utah
Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, National Coordinator for
Health and Human Services, will participate in a morning session by teleconference and speak on the “Federal Direction and Perspective Forward for HIT.” HIT, U.S.
The Conference will be held in
West Valley City June 21-22, 2011 at the . Utah Governor Gary Herbert and the Deputy Director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are among the confirmed speakers for the event. Registration is open to the public. For more information and a conference schedule, please visit http://www.health.utah.gov/phi/?formname=conference. Utah Multicultural Celebration Center
State HIE Program
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