Navigation Links
ESRI Health GIS Conference to Feature Speakers Innovating Health Care
Date:6/3/2009

Hear the Latest on Health Care Delivery and Information Technology Trends

Redlands, CA (PRWEB) June 3, 2009 -- Changing global health is challenging health professionals everywhere to rethink how they work. The ESRI Health GIS Conference provides opportunities for health and human services professionals to network and collaborate with colleagues from across the globe and see the latest innovations in using geographic information system (GIS) technology to improve approaches to human health. The 2009 conference, being held September 21-23 in Nashville, Tennessee, will focus on the theme Improving Our Health with GIS and will feature a variety of innovative speakers.

Keynote speaker David C. Goodman, M.D., M.S., is a professor of pediatrics and community and family medicine, as well as associate director, at the Center for Health Policy Research, and coprincipal investigator for the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care at the the Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice in New Hampshire. Attendees will learn how "geography is destiny" as Goodman discusses what the premier research center has uncovered in evaluating health care. He will describe how geographic variation studies reveal serious deficiencies in health care costs and delivery.

"This year's speakers embrace the use of spatial thinking to advance global health and bring something special to the conference," says Bill Davenhall, ESRI's health and human services solutions manager. "Attendees will hear firsthand about how real-world experiences in successfully applying geography to improve our health achieve astounding results."

Attendees will also hear views on health care today from a hospital CIO of 20 years. Featured speaker Charles E. Christian, Fellow, College Healthcare Information Management Executives (FCHIME), Fellow, Healthcare Information Management System Society (FHIMSS), director of information systems and CIO at Indiana's Good Samaritan Hospital, will relate his experience in applying health care information technology in a community hospital. Christian has also experienced the health care world through his participation in national health care advocacy organizations. He will delve into topics in the news and on blogs regarding the latest stimulus bill's potential health care impact and where health care reform might be going.

Featured speaker Chris McInnish is the children's affairs liaison to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center. McInnish will describe how an integrated approach to GIS across health and human services is possible. Attendees will find out about McInnish's experiences in building statewide support of the Alabama Resource Management System (ARMS), a Web-based information system containing demographic and statistical data accessible by state agencies and nonprofit organizations. He will show how it helped his organization make better decisions to support area children and families.

"The issues facing the health and human services communities across this country are complex, and GIS tools are allowing us to share important social service messages with nontechnical audiences in powerful ways," says McInnish. "I'm grateful ESRI has provided the opportunity for social services to stand tall and for highlighting how GIS can communicate a community's real needs while focusing on people and results."

The Awards Luncheon speaker, Dr. Jane Linder, is the principal of NWN Corporation in Massachusetts. Linder will talk about the surprising nature of wildly successful initiatives and what leaders have to do differently to "grow good little ideas" into incredible outcomes. Her research draws on examples from public and private sectors, small organizations and large. In her work with human service organizations, Linder has helped clients both improve service to citizens and reduce costs.

The early bird deadline to register for the conference and save is June 26. For information about the event and to register online, visit special hotel reservation rates that provide the best value and convenience.

About ESRI
Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at www.esri.com.

ESRI, the ESRI globe logo, GIS by ESRI, www.esri.com, and @esri.com are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of ESRI in the United States, the European Community, or certain other jurisdictions. Other companies and products mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective trademark owners.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/health/technology/prweb2492784.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Duke University Health System Chooses SSI for Revenue Cycle Claims Management
2. New Telehealth Pilot Project to Evaluate Technology Solutions for U.S. Market
3. NAM Launches Emergency Network System to Deliver Disaster Alerts and Health Warnings to Millions in Ethnic Communities
4. Hill-Rom to Present at the Jefferies 3rd Annual Healthcare Conference
5. HealthEdge(R) and Click4Care(R) Announce Common Leadership
6. Guardian Survey Reveals Widespread Lack of Understanding of Health Savings Accounts
7. Americans Want Insurers and Physicians to Use Technology to Coach Them to Healthier Habits, Reports New National Survey From Microsoft
8. HealthFitness to Present at the Noble Financial 2009 Fifth Annual Equity Conference
9. Campaign Mounts to Protect Pennsylvanias Mental Health Services
10. WellStar Health System Deploys 11,000 Users on SuccessFactors in the Enterprise Cloud for Increased Employee Retention and Improved Business Results
11. Alere Executives Present National Health Improvement Strategy to Congressional and Industry Leaders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
ESRI Health GIS Conference to Feature Speakers Innovating Health Care
(Date:6/26/2016)... Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... for Final Cut Pro X. , "Film editors can give their videos a whole ... artistically," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, ... ... with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women ... intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible ... often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human ... but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern ... Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He ... Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter ... bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set ... , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set low ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ("Collagen Matrix") ... manufacturing of collagen and mineral based medical devices ... Bill Messer has joined the company ... leverage the growing portfolio of oral surgery, neurosurgery, ... Bill joins the Collagen Matrix executive team as ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Bay ... Rehabilitation Network,s Dean Center for Tick Borne ... Medicine and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of ... Innovation, today announced the five finalists of ... Lyme disease.  More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... of the "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, ... Photovoltaics Structural electronics involves electronic ... load-bearing, protective structures, replacing dumb structures such as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: