More Than 300 Attend Two-Day Event
The 10th Annual Health Current Summit & Trade Show brought together more than 300 attendees for two-days of presentations and discussions on the use and integration of more complete data into clinical care. Held at the Renaissance Phoenix/Glendale Hotel and Spa, October 30-31, 2017, the event featured discussion on a number of key topics in health IT today, including the use of technology to combat the opioid crisis and the future and challenges of integrated value-based healthcare. The two-day program included 17 presentations, including two keynote lunch presentations, six breakout sessions each day and three general session panel discussions. Evaluations rated the presentations in the good to excellent range.
The 10th Annual Summit & Trade Show was presented in collaboration with the Practice Innovation Institute this year, and included both an update on Health Current as well as an update on the progress of the Practice Innovation Institute. The Summit & Trade Show also featured six breakout sessions from technology solutions providers. These breakout sessions provided an opportunity for technology providers to present case studies or product demonstrations. Some of the most highly rated breakout sessions included actual use cases of Health Current, Arizona’s health information exchange (HIE).
The Monday keynote address featured Brent James, MD, MStat, an internationally known thought leader in clinical quality improvement who presented on “Using Data to Improve Performance and Quality.” On Tuesday, the keynote address featured the leaders of the San Diego 2-1-1 organization who presented on “Linking Social Factors to Health & Community Information Exchanges”.
The 2017 Health Current Summit & Trade Show was a return to a two-day event, and Tom Reavis, Marketing & Communications Director, believes a two-day Summit is here to stay. “With our expansive growth in participation and services, along with the ever changing health IT landscape, we needed to extend our Summit over two days to allow for maximum discussion and education.” he said. “With a two-day format, we are able to allow for travel with a later start and still have enough time to pack in a lot of valuable information and discussion.”