The Waiting Room week of 7/19/09

It will be hard to top last week with all the “meaning” and drama. But, if you haven’t had enough of the ONCHIT, the HIT Standards Committee Meeting will be held on July 21, 2009, 9am EST. Expect to hear status from all the workgroups, Clinical Operations, Clinical Quality, and Privacy & Security. As always, these are open to the public and here is how to participate.

The results of eHealth Initiative’s 2009 Sixth Annual Survey on Health Information Exchange, the leading national survey of health information exchange initiatives, will be released on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on July 22nd. The event will take place in room SVC 200/201 of the new Capitol Visitor Center, located under the U.S. Capitol Building, from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. ET.

On the conference front, the 17th Annual Health Forum/AHA Leadership Summit will be held in San Francisco on Thursday, July 23rd 2009 – Saturday, July 25th 2009. This years topic, “In Pursuit of Excellence: Improving Patient Care and Hospital Performance through Innovation The Leadership Summit is a national conference hosted by the American Hospital Association and Health Forum. Its is designed for senior executives, governing board members, leaders in hospitals, health systems and allied organizations providing health care. Its educational content is designed for those who understand how innovative leadership strategies can affect the operational performance and financial health of their organizations.