Digital HealthCare Conference to explore health IT

A gathering of national health care executives and leaders of large health care organizations will convene in Madison June 11-12 for the 11th annual Digital HealthCare Technology Conference at the Fluno Center for Executive Education.

Presented by WTN Media, the interactive symposium will showcase strategies, case studies, and insights being applied in today’s changing health care marketplace in anticipation of full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Among the presenters will be local leaders Judy Faulkner, founder and CEO of Epic Systems; Dr. Frank Byrne, president of St. Mary’s Hospital; Dr. Jeffrey Grossman, president and CEO of UW Medical Foundation; and national leaders such as Dr. Barry Chaiken, chief medical information officer for Infor Software and chairman of this year’s conference.

“Long-anticipated change is occurring in health care, and organizations need to understand how information technology can help them respond successfully to this coming challenge,” Chaiken said.

Conference keynotes will include: “Healthcare IT Top 10 for 2013: A Year of Accelerating Transition,” “Healthcare in Flux: Strategies for Survival,” and “The Making of a Clinician – Leveraging IT.”

A new program called “Start Me Up” will be held June 10 and serve as a collaborative opportunity for emerging health information technology start-ups. Eight emerging health IT companies selected by an independent advisory board will give short presentations about how their technology improves health care delivery, quality, and safety, and hear from CIOs on how to approach them for pilot projects.

“Established and emerging information technology vendors are faced with many technical and business challenges to partner and integrate with major electronic medical record developers," said Mike Klein, conference CEO and editorial director for WTN Media. “Start Me Up will feature informative and interactive discussions about how to develop and sell products for use by health care providers."