Minnesota e-Health Summit
The goal of the annual Minnesota e-Health Summit is to provide quality education about emerging national and state e-Health initiatives. In addition to hearing from internationally recognized e-Health leaders, attendees discuss policy issues, learn about the progress of innovative projects underway in Minnesota, and get progress reports that highlight statewide activities.
2013: e-Health: Connecting, Optimizing, Transforming
The 2013 Summit will explore how optimizing the use of electronic health record systems (EHRs) and other health IT to connect health information is transforming health care and public health. The morning plenary sessions set the stage, providing national and statewide perspectives and local examples. The breakout sessions highlight more practical information from those achieving success at the various stages of Minnesota’s HIT Implementation Plan — from adoption to effective use and exchange, and maximizing value. These objectives are enhanced by pre-summit workshops, exhibits offering a range of innovative products and services, and poster sessions sharing current research and applications.
2012: e-Health: Maximizing Value for Individuals and Communities
Dr. Seth Foldy, Senior Advisor in the Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), provided insight on acheving quality outcomes and value with EHRs. Check out videos from the morning plenary sessions providing national and statewide perspectives and policy updates. Slides from breakout sessions are available with information from those achieving success at the various stages of Minnesota’s HIT Implementation Plan.
2011: Accelerating e-Health Across the Continuum of Care
So much progress has been made in locations around the state that additional sessions were added to the 2011 e-Health Summit to share specific examples of what is happening in the broad range of settings — from clinics and labs to dental and long-term care. Check out videos from the morning plenary sessions, providing national and statewide perspectives and policy updates.
2010: Leveraging Meaningful Use
The 2010 e-Health Summit keynote featured Dr. David Blumenthal, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, who then led the national effort for adoption and meaningful use of health IT. Other highlights included two special Pre-Summit Workshops, a Showcase of leading community efforts, breakout sessions that highlighted Minnesota projects and successes, and exhibits offering a range of products and services.
2009: Strategies for Success
The 2009 e-Health Summit provided tools and resources to guide success in implementing EHRs and HIT in the current economic climate. Examples of national and Minnesota e-health activities highlighted the challenges faced and strategies used to overcome them.
2008: From Vision to Action
The 2008 MN e-Health Summit provided a forum for health leaders statewide to increase their understanding of progress, barriers and opportunities from a state and national perspective on the effective use of Health Information Technology (HIT) and the progress towards the goal of interconnected electronic health records (EHR) for every provider in Minnesota by 2015. The Pre-Summit workshop was aimed at demystifying EHR planning and selection, including educational demonstrations using a common set of functionality parameters.
2007: Connecting Minnesota
The 2007 e-Health Summit showcased how national and Minnesota e-Health initiatives are working to empower consumers, inform and connect clinicians, and protect communities. The Pre-Summit workshop gave participants knowledge and skills for seeking Health Information Technology (HIT) funding and an opportunity to learn about resources available to assist in planning and implementing an HIT strategy for their organization.
2006: Building Momentum
The 2006 Minnesota e-Health Summit provided an unique opportunity to learn firsthand from the national and state leaders about the current progress and future directions for e-Health in Minnesota. The efforts support the Minnesota e-Health charge to empower consumers, connect clinicians, and protect communities.
2005: A Private-Public Call to Action
The 2005 Minnesota e-Health Summit was a call to action to accelerate the use of health information technology to improve health care quality, increase patient safety, reduce health care costs, and enable individuals and communities to make the best possible health decisions.
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