A National Summit: Moving Toward Interoperability – Technologies for Accessible, Affordable Healthcare October 18-19, 2006 [ Updated ]

Presentations available online here.

NIST Administration Building, Gaithersburg, MD

Keynote Address:

Michael O. Leavitt (confirmed)
Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Carlos M. Gutierrez (invited)
Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce

Craig R. Barrett (confirmed)
Chairman of the Board, Intel Corporation

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Keynote Address (Day Two):
Mike Magee, MD, Director, Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative and Vice President, Science and Medical Advocacy, Pfizer Inc. (confirmed)

This is a unique opportunity where government and industry will come together to chart a path toward a far-reaching vision for connected, home-based health technologies through public-private partnerships.

Five session topics will cover today’s interoperability issues, such as:

  • Market Drivers and Societal Issues
  • Technology Gaps and Barriers Networked, Interoperable Solutions
  • Device Standardization and Interoperability of Equipment
  • EHR and PHR Standards as a Foundation for Future Digital Healthcare Systems

Register Today!
Register online now. The registration fee is $195 and includes meals, summit materials, and transportation to and from the NIST facilities to the Gaithersburg Holiday Inn.

Hotel and Travel
Reserve a hotel room at the Gaithersburg Holiday Inn. A limited number of rooms are available for the rate of $104 per night. Book online or call (301) 948-8900 to make your reservation . Please refer to the "NIST/Moving Toward Interoperability Workshop" room block. The group booking code is MTI.

Posters and Case Studies
Interact with researchers at universities, companies and government on technologies to support our aging population during our poster networking session.

Contact Rebecca Scritchfield
E-mail: rscritchfield@agingtech.org
Tel: (202) 508-9416
Official Event Web site: http://www.itl.nist.gov/Healthcare%20Summit/intro.htm

Who Should Attend
Technology Researchers and Developers
Healthcare and Aging Services Providers
Government Agency Representatives
Healthcare Product Vendors
Company Executives
Standards Development Organizations
Consumer Organizations

Companies, government, and consumers are developing partnerships to address the challenges of the coming "age wave". Through the application of consumer-directed technologies, opportunities exist to empower individuals to take charge of their own health care and maintain independence.

To achieve this vision, our country must advance the development of new technologies and ensure the interoperability of these devices. To help explore the best way to enable the vision of connected home-based health delivery, Center for Aging Services Technologies, the Department of Commerce’s Technology Administration and National Institute of Standards and Technology have come together as partners to host a National Summit to identify issues around the needs and challenges to make interoperability a reality. Recommendations from the Summit will drive needed public and private sector action.

Co-Sponsored by:
Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST)
U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
U.S. Department of Commerce’s Technology Administration (TA)

For more information about this Summit, visit the official website at http://www.itl.nist.gov/Healthcare%20Summit/intro.htm