Hammond Invited to Present at MedInfo 2013

DCHI Director W. Ed Hammond, PhD has been invited to lead a team of standards experts in a workshop, “Current Issues and Future Directions for Standards Developing Organizations” at MedInfo 2013, IMIA’s 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, which will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark from August 20-23, 2013. In addition to Dr. Hammond, the workshop panel will include Jamie Ferguson from Kaiser Permanente; Charles Jaffe, CEO of Health Level Seven; and John Quinn, CTO of Health Level Seven.

As outlined in the proposal, Jamie Ferguson will discuss policy issues in the private sector and government influence on the creation, implementation and use of standards to enable data continuous use as well as patient-centered and team-based card; John Quinn will discuss the implementation of standards and tools required to make this task more doable; Charles Jaffe will discuss collaboration among SDOs, government agencies, the increasing number and types of stakeholders, the global community including developed as well as emerging countries, and the importance of free access to standards; and Dr. Hammond will discuss what new standards will be required in the future, changes to existing standards to make it happen, and how these standards might be created and by whom.

The conference program also will feature a tutorial entitled “The Electronic Health Record — Realizing the Potential.” The tutorial will be presented by Dr. Hammond, Duke Medicine CMIO Jeff Ferranti, MD, and Assistant CMIO for Duke Health Technology Solutions Eugenia Hinz, MD. Dr. Hammond was recently elected a fellow of IMIA, the sponsoring organization for MedInfo.

more details and registration information, please visit the conference website.