The Waiting Room week of 8/16/09

The HIT Standards Committee will meet on Thursday this week. The three workgroups Clinical operations, Clinical Quality, and Privacy & Security are slated to present their status and recommendations. Now that the Policy Committee has adopted recommendations in all of their areas look for the Standards Committee to bring some real detail to the discussion. Each of the workgroups gave preliminary presentations at the Policy Committee meeting this week, and you can find those here.

Interact online with Howard Dean on Tuesday the 18th at 3pm EST about his book, health care reform, and how reform will help American business prosper. The former six term Governor of Vermont, former DNC chair, and physician will chat on line here.

On the conference front, NIH State-of-the-Science Conference, Family History and Improving Health will be held in Bethesda MD on August 24-26, this week. “Recently there have been a number of national efforts to ensure that family history information is effectively incorporated into health information technology systems including electronic health records and personal health record systems. An ultimate goal of these efforts will be to provide clinicians with automated clinical decision tools based on family history information; this will require a sound scientific foundation on which to develop such tools.”

Registration is now open for HIMSS10- Annual Conference & Exhibition being held in Atlanta, GA. Catch the early bird special before August 31 for the Automating Health Information Conference & Expo on October 20-21 in Arlington, VA.