News | February 04, 2008

Industry Reps Give Progress Report on Healthcare’s Use of Emerging Technologies

February 5, 2008 – During the 2008 HIMSS event in Feb. 24-25 in Orlando, CSC will release a new report that lays out a progress report for the healthcare industry on utilizing emerging technologies to tackle issues of patient care, improving efficiency at a time of more patients and fewer providers and increasing transparency relating to cost and quality.

The report is an outgrowth of CSC’s acquisition of First Consulting Group (FCG), and will be bolstered by the release of new research and three presentations during the conference’s education programming.

Robert Wah, chief medical officer of CSC, will speak at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 about information management strategies and ways physicians can better limit adverse events during patient care. The presentation will be in room 8181.

David Classen, of the recently acquired First Consulting Group, will discuss the next steps for CPOE and meeting Leapfrog Standards at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in room 304 E-H. This year’s presentation will cover integration of electronic medical records with CPOE.

At 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 in room 224, Doug Thompson will discuss benefit planning and realization for electronic medical record systems with Patricia Johnston of Texas Health Resources, a health network based in the Arlington area.

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