Finding the Human in Health and IT

May 17, 5:30pm, EDT - 8:00pm, EDT

Key Bridge Marriott

1401 Lee Highway

Arlington, Virginia 22209

Complimentary registration for Government and Students (with a valid student ID)

Early Bird Pricing Ends May 4, 2018
Member - $55
Non-Member - $65

General Pricing Ends May 11, 2018
Member - $60
Non-Member - $70

Late/At-Door Pricing:
Member - $75
Non-Member - $85

No membership is required to attend our events but is encouraged. Click here for additional information on how to become a HIMSS NCA chapter member. 


Program Details

The May program is a change of pace from many programs that the HIMSS NCA Chapter has offered. The direction takes a step toward putting the patient at the center of health care and the continued national push for quality. We hope you will join us in exploring an expanded perspective on health information technology (HIT) in TED Style Talks with Connie and Craig Luigart who were celebrated speakers at the 2016 Exponential Medicine Conference in Silicon Valley.

Join the HIMSS NCA chapter, for an informal chat with two well-known speakers, on finding the patient between health and IT and hear the discussions about the human element of illness, and how health IT intersects with patient care and experience. In two short 20-minute talks, our speakers will reflect on their patient experience and consider how the prognosis can change our perspective on treatment and care and the role of IT. We will also explore the importance of IT and health analytics in current research and future improvements of patient care and diagnosis and treatment.  Finally, we will examine how best to keep the humanistic side alive as we move from diagnosis to treatment with a focus on health IT. All of this and more to help touch on the heart of the matter, the patient. The audience will derive value from learning about how:

  • Patients utilize IT in care settings to apply to solutions proposed
  • The challenges patients and why it matters in HIT

Proposed speakers:

  • (The Patient) Craig B. Luigart, Chief Health Technology Officer, Veterans Health Administration
  • (Caregiver) Connie Luigart

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