You Are Invited to the Technology Crossroads Conference

As a member of the NeHC University Advisory Council, I am particularly excited to share information about the inaugural Technology Crossroads Conference.  This event is co-hosted by National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) and InfoComm on November 27-28, 2012 in Washington, DC, and will spotlight the accelerating growth and transformation of healthcare through the use of technology.  This conference will bring together thought leaders from multiple sectors to network, learn and build on the progress made so far and encourage new business opportunities that will drive future advances.

One can’t-miss session on Day 1 of the Technology Crossroads Conference is “CIO Budget and Planning Horizons: Explore New Business Opportunities,” which will welcome a panel of hospital and health system chief information executives to share strategic intelligence into how multiple industries work together to improve healthcare and how to navigate budgeting contracting in the complex healthcare environment.

The highlight of Day 2 will be NeHC’s Health Information Exchange (HIE) Learning Network, whose workgroups have spent months of collaborative work developing new approaches for overcoming some of the most significant barriers to achieving robust, sustainable and interoperable HIE.  These workgroups will unveil their recommendations for the first time at the conference, giving Technology Crossroads attendees a unique opportunity to hear the reports first-hand and interact and network with the thought leaders supporting this effort.

Other top speakers and panelists on the conference agenda include (pssst. . . . all super networking targets if you’re in the market for a new opportunity):

  • Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Roger Baker, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Jonathan Linkous, CEO, American Telemedicine Association
  • John Mattison, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente
  • Peter Tippett, PhD, MD, Chief Medical Officer & Vice President, Industry Solutions and Security Practices, Verizon
  • Doug Fridsma, MD, PhD, Chief Science Officer and Director of the Office of Science and Technology, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Joseph Kvedar, Director, Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare
  • Daniel Z. Sands, MD, MPH, Co-Founder and Immediate Past-President, Society for Participatory Medicine and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Eleanor Chye, Executive Director, Mobile Healthcare, AT&T
  • David Merritt, Managing Director, Leavitt Partners
  • Bill “Dr. HIPAA” Braithwaite, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Anakam Identity Services of Equifax
  • Bill Spooner, Chief Information Officer, SHARP HealthCare
  • Chuck Parker, Executive Director, Continua Health Alliance
  • Michael Lardiere, LCSW, Vice President, Health IT & Strategic Development, National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
  • Leslie Kelly Hall, Senior Vice President Policy, Healthwise
  • Laura Adams, CEO, Rhode Island Quality Institute

By the way, for organizations interested in exhibiting at the conference, multi-tiered sponsorship opportunities are available to maximize corporate visibility, raise brand awareness and connect you with a diverse audience of senior and C-suite executives and decision makers.  Additional information, including a full agenda, how to become an exhibitor and how to register is available on the NeHC website at

About the author


Gwen Darling

Gwen Darling is a Search Executive specializing in Healthcare IT, the Founder of Healthcare IT Central (the leading online Career Center for Healthcare IT job seekers and employers), and the Former Editor/Founder of Healthcare IT Today. Gwen also is a featured blogger for Healthcare Informatics magazine.