Media Alert: Health Care Data and Delivery Systems Experts Convene to Tackle the Practical Challenges of Using Data to Improve Care


For Immediate Release:
September 16, 2015
Kristin Rosengren
202-689-9067
[email protected]

Transforming the health care delivery system requires an understanding of how best to use electronic health data to generate the evidence needed to improve care and outcomes.

Concordium 2015 brings together individuals and organizations working with big health data to integrate evidence, practice, and policy in the delivery system setting. Media are invited to join the discussion around advancing the strategic development and use of evidence to transform health systems by:

  • Showcasing Innovation and Leading Ideas;
  • Sharing Emerging Science and Applications; and
  • Promoting Collaboration

Key sessions in the agenda include:

  • "Real Transformation: Paving the Road to Better Care, Better Spending," with Frank Opelka, Dana Gelb Safran, Rahul Rajkumar, and Gilber Salinas; ·
  • "Telehealth to Improve Outcomes: Is there an App for that?" with Reed V. Tuckson, Robert Califf, and Ateev Mehrotra; and
  • "Bringing Engagement to Scale: Patients, Partners, and Participants," with John Wilbanks, W. Andrew Faucett, and Megan O'Boyle.

For more information about each theme and the conference agenda, please visit the AcademyHealth website.

In addition, the conference's keynote speaker will be Susannah Fox, Chief Technology Officer, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Fox is responsible for helping HHS leadership harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health and welfare of the nation.


When:
September 21-22, 2015


Where:

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004


Who:

Concordium 2015 brings together individuals and organizations working with big health data to integrate evidence, practice, and policy in the delivery system setting. It is hosted by AcademyHealth’s Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum.


Registration
:
Registration is complimentary with valid media credentials. Please note that space is limited and media is encouraged to register in advance. Email [email protected] to request complimentary registration


On the Web:

http://concordium2015.academyhealth.org/home


Media Contact:
Kristin Rosengren
[email protected]
202-689-9067

About the EDM Forum
The EDM Forum was established in 2010 with support from AHRQ to advance the national dialogue on the use of electronic health data for research and quality improvement. The EDM Forum facilitates learning and collaboration among researchers and other key stakeholders who are generating the data, methods and evidence needed to build learning health systems that will improve patient care and outcomes.

About AcademyHealth
AcademyHealth is a leading national organization serving the fields of health services and policy research and the professionals who produce and use this important work. Together with our members, we offer programs and services that support the development and use of rigorous, relevant and timely evidence to increase the quality, accessibility, and value of health care, to reduce disparities, and to improve health. A trusted broker of information, AcademyHealth brings stakeholders together to address the current and future needs of an evolving health system, inform health policy, and translate evidence into action.