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Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) Hosts Panel Discussion in Washington DC on Digital Health

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT:Digital Health – Technology, Mobile Apps, and Telemedicine Transforming Healthcare - -A panel discussion presented by the MidAtlantic HBA featuring perspectives from top healthcare leaders. From patient portals and electronic health records (EHRs) to mobile apps and telemedicine, this interactive session will address the impact that digital health is having on empowering consumers to play a more active role in their healthcare and empowering healthcare providers to improve clinical and financial outcomes.   WHY:

Recent policies aimed at healthcare reform and improving patient access to quality care are putting information technology at the forefront of national discussions.  Consumers and providers want to know how these investments will address the growing challenges associated with increased patient demand, rising healthcare costs, and limited clinical resources.WHO:This session is open to the public. Panelists will discuss patient informatics, electronic coordination of care, and EHR/PHR – their benefits, realization efforts, and methodology:-- Julie Norris, Director, Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health-- Elaine Comeau, Chief Nurse Executive, Philips VISICU-- Anita Samarth, President, Clinovations-- Erin Poetter, Policy Analyst, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information TechnologyWHEN:Tuesday, October 4, 2011 – 5:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.5:45 – 6:15 p.m.
Registration/ Tour of Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health6:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Welcome/Opening Remarks6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Panel Discussions7:45 – 8:00 p.m.
Q&A/Closing Remarks/Evaluations  Heavy hors d'oeuvres, dessert; wine and soft drinks will be provided.WHERE:Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health 700 2nd St NE Washington, DC 20004REGISTRATION DETAILS:HBA Members: $50 until September 30, 2011 and $60 after September 30, 2011 Nonmembers: $75 until September 30, 2011 and $85 after September 30, 2011Student/Government: $45 until September 30, 2011 and $55 after September 30, 2011For more information or to register, visit  and click on Events.CONTACT:Kirsten Kelly,, 703-739-8360ABOUT THE HEALTHCARE BUSINESSWOMEN'S ASSOCIATION The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) is now in its 4th decade (1977-2007) as a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the advancement of women in healthcare worldwide. With 15 chapters and affiliates throughout the US and Europe, the HBA is headquartered in New Jersey with offices in Philadelphia and Research Triangle Park. The HBA provides educational opportunities for women and men to develop cutting edge healthcare industry knowledge and leadership skills; recognizes outstanding women and men in the industry; provides opportunities for networking; creates greater visibility for women in the industry; fosters mentoring relationships, and serves as a conduit and sponsor for research on career advancement issues. The HBA has nearly 6,000 individual members and nearly 120 Corporate Partners. It is widely recognized as the catalyst for the leadership development of women in healthcare worldwide.

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