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     The World of Health IT e-newsletter n°2 - August/September 2007     
 
In this issue...
  The Voice of Management:
How ICT can monitor the dispensing of drugs – and the saving of lives
  The Voice of Clinicians:
Seamless info flow is key to success of ICT in improving patient safety
  The Voice of the IT Professionals:
Why ICT must think locally as well as thinking big
  The Voice of Policy Makers:
Globalisation can help ICT help healthcare professionals help themselves and patients
  The Voice of Industry:
The ‘Big Bang’ in Salzburg – a holistic and integrated 'super-system'
  Conference and Exhibition Updates:
Autumn ‘Early Bird’ Registration deadline ends 21 September

21 September Autumn Early Bird Deadline ends
Special Pre-registration rates end
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Monday, 22 October, 2007
Highly targeted satellite symposia

  • Physicians' Symposium
  • Leadership Symposium
  • Nursing Informatics Symposium

22-25 October, 2007
World of Health IT Conference & Exhibition

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The Voice of Management
How ICT can monitor the dispensing of drugs – and the saving of lives

Per Manell, MSc, a major player in Scandinavian pharmaceuticals, feels ICT will do nothing but good for his own industry, for healthcare professionals and above all for patients.
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The Voice of Clinicians
Seamless info flow is key to success of ICT in improving patient safety

Dr. Ursula Hübner is convinced: “The ever-increasing access for clinicians to information databases means that the mistakes borne of the arduous processes of the ‘paper age’ are far less frequent…Now, a clinician, when taking on a new patient, has access to a much more reliable online source of information.”
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The Voice of the IT Professionals
Why ICT must think locally as well as thinking big

Earl Mardle is a “global thinker on the ethical issues raised by globalisation”. As he explains: “The vast majority of human communication takes place both in our local language and within a fairly small geographical horizon within which our most important social, economic and political activity occurs.”
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The Voice of Policy Makers
Globalisation can help ICT help healthcare professionals help themselves and patients

Dr. Jean-Claude Healy is vocal on the issue and the benefits that ever-wider dissemination of ICT can bring. “As e-health is increasingly affected by globalisation, it means that the information and technology is increasingly being disseminated without hindrance, which is all for the good.”
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The Voice of Industry
The ‘Big Bang’ in Salzburg – a holistic and integrated 'super-system'

For Markus Schwarz PhD MBA, Administrative Director of the Institute of Public Health at Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, the full integration of a series of its ICT networks into one giant co-ordinated system “was mindboggling, but we have proved that we can”. As he explains: “We are at a stage where the technologies available to us are ‘coming of age’; hospitals were at first very reluctant to change systems already in place.” But that was before the ‘Big Bang’ at Paracelsus Medical University…
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Conference and Exhibition Updates
Autumn ‘Early Bird’ Registration deadline ends 21 September

It’s official - second is better than first! This year’s World of Health IT Conference & Exhibition is all set to deliver even more than the inaugural 2006 event - speakers from more than 20 countries will share their insights and experience regarding the latest developments in the sector and the progress towards implementation of healthcare service delivery plans. Click here for more details on keynotes, thought leaders and the programme.

Symposia Highlight
The World of Health IT Satellite Symposia, on Monday 22 October, form the perfect introduction to the Conference, focusing on the issues of healthcare IT leadership, physicians’ IT and nursing informatics.

Notable speakers will address, both individually and through interactive dialogue between all three groups, the role played by IT as a foundation for innovation, expansion of care delivery and clinical empowerment – a real chance to get to grips with the issues before the conference begins.

In addition, there will be a tour of the Medical University of Vienna /General Hospital of Vienna, a facilty that seeks advances in medical science - building on its research programs, educational facilities, and curricula, it responds to the ever-changing needs of state and society.

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Special promotion
Groups of three or more attendees from the same company can still benefit from reduced registration fees. Please contact:

Tina Luke
+1.312.915.9516
cluke@himss.org

Jaime Paton
+1.312.915.9214
jpaton@himss.org

Participants registering before 21 September can still benefit from registration rate discounts - register online at www.worldofhealthit.org

Travel and hotel arrangements
Make your travel and accommodation arrangements online.

 

   
         
     
 
 
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