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ePublic Health: The Future is Now


 
Contact: Jacqueline Bond
(301) 280-5746
Jbond@burnesscommunications.com

 


ePublic Health: The Future is Now

2014 Public Health Informatics Conference:

April 29 – May 1, Atlanta, Georgia

IT Leaders Gather to Discuss the Emerging Environment of e-Health

Washington, D.C. (April 22, 2014) –  More than 800 representatives from public health, healthcare, private sector technology firms, and academia will share research findings, best practices, and resources to navigate a new era of health information exchange at the 2014 Public Health Informatics Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, from April 29 to May 1, 2014. Public health informatics uses technology to protect and ensure the health of individuals and communities across the nation. The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are sponsoring the conference. 

For a full agenda, please visit www.phiconference.org.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is changing how the healthcare and public health communities collect and share data, particularly around public health issues like chronic disease prevention and outbreak response. In a session:  Real-World Perspectives of Public Health Informatics Systems at the Federal, State and Local Levels, top public health officials will discuss how federal initiatives such as theACA and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH)are shaping ways to better serve communities.

In addition to the ACA's impact on health information technology, other topics at the conference will include the public and private sector's roles in the age of electronic health records; meaningful use; electronic lab reporting;  health information sharing across borders; and public health and primary care integration.  Highlighted speakers include:

·Chesley Richards, MD, MPH, FACP, Deputy Director for Public Health Scientific Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

·Martin Sepulveda, MD, IBM Fellow & Vice President, Health Systems and Policy Research, IBM Corporation

·Reed V. Tuckson, MD, Managing Director, Tuckson Health Connections

Media may register onsite to attend the conference for a day or select sessions. For more information, or to arrange an on-site interview in advance, please contact Jacqueline Bond at Jbond@burnesscommunications.com.

Media are also encouraged to follow sessions as they happen via Twitter at #2014PHI.

About the National Association of County and City Health Officials
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) represents the nation's 2,800 local governmental health departments. These city, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work every day to protect and promote health and well-being for all people in their communities. For more information about NACCHO, please visit www.naccho.org.