Highlights from Medical Informatics World 2014

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The Second Annual Medical Informatics World, presented by Cambridge Healthtech Institute and Clinical Informatics News, brought together more than 400 leaders in the fields of healthcare, life sciences, pharmaceuticals and IT to share the research advances, information trends and new enabling technologies that are driving healthcare management, biomedical research and care delivery to new heights. The program featured two days of discussion and expert-led presentations on the emerging opportunities in population health management, payer-provider-pharma data collaborations, patient care and engagement, mobile technologies, care delivery models, clinical decision support, costs and quality control, and healthcare security-privacy.

Here's a roundup of media, conversations and stories following the event. 

At Medical Informatics World, Promise of Health IT is Patient Outreach  

Clinical Informatics News - John Halamka calls for an incentive structure that rewards the achievement of important health outcomes, without punishing the failure to meet more granular milestones. Jacob Reider notes the limitations and optimistic future of EHRs, and Bryan Sivak reveals a number of government programs to foster IT innovation. Read More 

Marathon Bombing Lessons: Boston Hospital Revamps Information Systems

InformationWeek HealthCare - Brigham & Women's emergency department leaders describe how they corrected system deficiencies revealed by the 2013 crisis. Read More 

Solving Healthcare's Disruptive Innovation Dilemma

CIO - Medical Informatics World Presenter, Dr. Jacob Reider, acting principal deputy national coordinator of healthcare IT, discusses how the document-centric electronic health record (EHR) hinders providers as well as developers. Read More 

How Genomic Research Could Improve Healthcare

CIO - The healthcare industry frequently discusses how to use technology to improve patient engagement, but it's just one step in a complex process that, done right, contributes to the much more formative process of patient empowerment. Read More 

How Healthcare Can Fix Patient Engagement

CIO - The cost of mapping an individual genome is quickly dropping. The potential benefits for improving the care individual patients as well as entire populations are immense. So, too, are the obstacles to getting all stakeholders to share what they've learned. Read More 

Thinking Outside the Office Visit at the Center for Connected Health

Clinical Informatics News - This April, the Director of the Center for Connected Health, Joseph Kvedar, appeared at the Medical Informatics World Conference to explain the Center’s vision for boosting patients’ personal involvement in their healthcare. With new technologies like mobile phones and social networking, he told attendees, “we can make health addictive.” Read More 

Twitter Highlights from Medical Informatics World 2014

Cambridge Healthtech Institute - Medical Informatics World 2014 initiated reflective discussion and tweets between speakers, attendees and industry experts. Read More 

Medical Informatics World 2014 Media Gallery

Cambridge Healthtech Institute - Co-located with CHI's flagship Bio-IT World Expo, Medical Informatics World 2014 united 400+ industry leaders for insightful keynote presentations, 4 focused conference tracks and a dedicated networking reception. View Photos & Videos