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Michael Howell, Chief Clinical Strategist at Google Health, to Speak at IT Roundtable

Thursday, August 2, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Michael Howell PictureMichael Howell, MD, MPH, Chief Clinical Strategist at Google Health, will be the keynote speaker at the Clinical Research Forum’s IT Roundtable, October 18th – 19th at the Hyatt Bethesda in Bethesda, MD.

Dr. Howell’s talk will focus on machine learning and artificial intelligence from the perspective of his own career path in clinical research, quality improvement, and health systems leadership. He will also share some of the research that Google Research and Google AI have been doing in healthcare.

Dr. Howell joined Google Health in October 2017, to focus on applying machine learning techniques to problems in healthcare. He is a healthcare delivery scientist with a particular focus on patient safety, quality of care, and healthcare operations.  A pulmonary/critical care physician, he was previously Chief Quality Officer at the University of Chicago Medicine, where he also directed the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation. He has served on national advisory panels for the CDC, Medicare, and others, and on the National Academy of Medicine’s AI and Machine Learning in Healthcare Working Group. He has written more than 100 research articles, editorials, and book chapters that have been cited more than 5,000 times and incorporated into national guidelines.  These studies have also held an interest for the public and have been covered by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN, and Consumer Reports.

The Clinical Research Forum’s IT Roundtable brings together academic health center leaders and industry thought leaders to share experiences and address key IT issues in clinical research, such as the interface of clinical services and clinical research data, warehousing, data security, electronic health record platforms, and governance.

The annual event starts with a keynote dinner and reception on Thursday, October 18th, and then continues with panel sessions and discussion through Friday, October 19th.  Dr. Howell will be speaking at the keynote dinner on Thursday night. The event chair is Dr. Daniel Ford, Vice Dean for Clinical Investigations and Director of Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. For other members of the program committee, click here

Members of the Clinical Research Forum receive discounted registration. For more information, see the event webpage