The use of healthcare information technology to improve care for patients with chronic diseases will be the theme of a two-day conference beginning Thursday in San Francisco.
David Brailer, M.D., the national coordinator for health information technology at HHS, will head an all-star cast of physician quality leaders at the Health Care Information Technology 2004: Improving Chronic Disease Care in California conference.
Also featured are Carolyn Clancy, M.D., director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Samuel Nussbaum, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer, Anthem; Molly Joel Coye, M.D., a member of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Quality of Health Care in America and president of the Health Technology Center, San Francisco; Robert Pearl, M.D., executive director and chief executive officer of the Permanente Medical Group, Oakland; Arnold Milstein, M.D., medical director of the Pacific Business Group on Health and a co-founder of the Leapfrog Group; and Mark Smith, M.D., president and chief executive officer of the California HealthCare Foundation, a co-sponsor of the conference with the Center for Health Research at the University of California at Berkeley.
The conference will be held at SBC Park, the San Francisco Giants' baseball stadium. For more information about the conference, go to cahealthit.com.