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The Billion Dollar Question: Is the Investment in Health IT Paying Off?

Healthconnect was proud to cosponsor the recent Fleming Center Panel discussion on October 28, 2013 entitled The Billion Dollar Question: Is the Investment in Health IT Paying Off? Jim Langabeer, PhD, president and CEO of Healthconnect and associate professor at UT Health, moderated the panel discussion, which engaged policy leaders and research experts of national prominence. The panel included Jacob Reider, MD acting national coordinator for health information technology, Mark Frisse, MD, Accenture professor in the department of biomedical informatics at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Douglas McCarthy, senior research advisor to the Commonwealth Fund and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Although the panelists represented very diverse backgrounds, there was resounding agreement that the nationwide $7 Billion investment in health IT is paying off but that it will take time to achieve a well-coordinated system with measurable outcomes across the board.

The event was attended by over 160 people from Houston and other cities in Texas.