This conference examines the role of information in predicting and preventing disease and disability, and in improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of health care.

Friday, November 7, 2003

7:30 — 8:00
Registration and continental breakfast
8:00 — 8:15
Introduction and conference objectives
Michael Klein, Editorial Director, Wisconsin Technology Network
Bill Hendee PhD, Senior Associate Dean, Vice Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Medical College of Wisconsin
8:15 — 8:45
The Information Age and Personalized Medicine: What Is It, and Why Is It Important
Ulrich Broeckel MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine (Cardivascular Medicine), Medical College of Wisconsin

This session looks at the current and future capability to use genetic information to identify individuals at risk for specific diseases, and ways to reduce the risk through lifestyle changes, medical monitoring, and medication. It also will explore areas such as pharmacogenomics to evaluate the capacity of individuals to respond to specific medications. In the future, health care will be designed for the particular needs of individuals rather than for classes of patients. The potential of individualized medicine to improve the effectiveness and reduce the cost of care will be examined in this session.

Panel Response with Audience Participation
Colin W. Dykes PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Vice President, OpGen Inc.
Stephen Day PhD, Director of Medical Affairs, Third Wave Inc.
Raymond Gavery MD, President, Gavery Information Systems Inc.
Drew Palin MD, CEO, PointOne Systems
9:45 — 10:15
The Information Age and Geriatric Care: The Emerging Healthcare Challenge
Sanjay Asthana MD, UW Madison Head, Section of Geriatrics & Gerontology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, Director, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center

The rapid expansion of the elderly is a major challenge to the healthcare system in every community, including not only how care will be provided, but also who will pay for it. This challenge will be met in part by approaches such as remote monitoring in the home, home health care and self care, and improved preventative health measures, all of which depend on novel medical technologies and devices. The design of such technologies and devices needs to be driven by patient needs rather than technical possibilities if they are to be adopted for use by individuals in the home.

Panel Response with Audience Participation
Rhonda Montgomery PhD, Professor and Endowed Chair, Department of Social Work, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Jack Winters PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University
11:00 — 12:00
Case Study I - Health Informationn Technology: Best-of-Breed vs Integrated Solutions
Raymond J. Zastrow, MD, FAAFP, Vice President Medical Affairs, St. Michael Hospital
Annette Fox, RN, MSMI, Benefits Realization, Epic Systems Corporation
Carl Weigle MD, Associate Professor Pediatrics Medical College of Wisconsin, Medical Dir. of Info. Services at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
12:00 — 1:15
KEYNOTE LUNCHEON — Integrated Clinical Information Management
Dow Wilson, President and CEO, GE Medical Systems/Information Technologies
Ruth Taylor, Director of Information-Based Medicine, IBM
1:15 — 1:45
Case Study II — Health Information Technology: Networking of Clinical Images
Paul Nagy PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Director of Radiology Informatics Laboratory, Medical College of Wisconsin
Panel Response with Audience Participation
Gary Wendt MD MBA, Associate Professor of Radiology, Vice Chair of Informatics, University of Wisconsin — Madison
Mark Gehring, Co-founder, CEO and Chairman, UltraVisual Medical Systems
David Channin MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Chief of Imaging Informatics, Northwestern University - Chicago
Christopher J. Hanna PhD, CEO & President, TeraMEDICA, Inc.
Kent C. Brodie, Enterprise Technical Systems Manager, Medical College of Wisconsin
2:30 — 3:00
PART III: The Information Age and The Intelligent Maintenance of Systems
Jay Lee PhD, Wisconsin Distinguished Professor and Rockwell Automation Professor, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

This session examines the strengths and weaknesses of two approaches to design of a patient information system in a healthcare institution. One approach is the “best of breed” or “bottom-up” model in which components of the system are selected on a best-available basis, and then integrated into the system with “seamless interfaces”. The second approach is the “integrated” or “top-down” model in which integration is the paramount objective, and the whole system is selected without comparison of components on an individual basis. Each of these approaches has advantages and disadvantages, which will be explored in this session. This topic will be explored further during the luncheon talks by principals of two major vendors of integrated information systems.

3:00 — 3:30
Error Reduction Thru Medical Technology
Barry Chaiken MD, Vice President, Medical Affairs and Information Solutions, McKesson Corporation
3:45 — 4:15
PART IV: The Information Age and the Networking of Healthcare Information
Edward Barthell MD, Executive Vice President, Infinity Healthcare

The pursuit of large-scale networking and real-time information sharing between public health and clinical medicine provides an opportunity to improve health care along several axes. These include improvements in the care of individual patients, improved efficiency in the utilization of medical resources, and improved preparedness for response to critical incidents, emerging infectious diseases, or mass casualty scenarios. This session examines the caregiver, policy and technical issues associated with information integration between public health and clinical providers. The session will emphasize the importance of integrating with workflow, addressing security issues, pursuing standards based systems, and establishing a critical mass. Perspectives of clinical medicine providers, hospital administrations, and local and state based public health officials will be provided.

Panel Response with Audience Participation
Seth Foldy MD, Commissioner of Health, City of Milwaukee Health Department and Dept. of Family and Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
Paul Nannis, Vice President, Dept of Government and Community Relations, Aurora Health Care
Henry Anderson MD, Chief Medical Officer, Wisconsin Department of Public Health
5:00 — 5:15
Closing and Adjournment
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