The Health & Life Sciences Conference is an annual, student-organized event that brings together a diverse audience of more than 350 students and professionals across all sectors of the US healthcare industry for valuable networking and comprehensive programming spanning from healthcare delivery and hospitals to pharmaceuticals and medical devices. This year, the conference will feature speakers who have successfully created strategic partnerships with other stakeholders to create value and build a stronger, more efficient healthcare system. Partnerships are focused on transforming healthcare delivery, enhancing patient engagement, improving population health, increasing access to pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and reducing cost through new IT innovations. With a broad range of topics covered, the event offers a diverse cross-disciplinary environment for discussing the current issues facing our industry.
8:55 AM – 10:30 AM Healthcare Delivery Session
10:55 AM – 12:00 PM Digital Health Session
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Boston University Faculty Innovators Panel
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Breakout Panels & Workshops
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Breakout Panels & Workshops
While EHR adoption has exploded over the past few years as Meaningful Use incentive payments helped convince hospitals and providers to adopt these systems, true interoperable exchange of information has lagged, leaving patients and providers hoping for more. There are many reasons for the lack of interoperability, from lack of mature standards, to lack of a business model for exchange, to a perception that EHR vendors may be interested in keeping the current “walled gardens”. Until these reasons are addressed, patients will be inconvenienced and providers will continue to have to practice with incomplete information about their patients’ health. Our distinguished panel will discuss the ongoing efforts to coordinate the development of technology standards that EHR vendors and their partners can use to improve interoperability. They will also comment on the prospects for achieving full interoperability and will offer their view of the necessary next steps and how you can help.
Moderated by: Laurance Stuntz, Director, Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI)
4:20 PM – 5:25 PM Biopharmaceutical Session
Parking available at Kenmore Lot, 559 Commonwealth Avenue ($12).
Riding the MBTA is recommended. The Questrom School of Business is accessible by the Kenmore bus and T stops (Green line, B, C, and D trains), or the Blanford Street T stop (B train). Get public transit directions to Boston University.
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