IT Roundtable 2018
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IT Roundtable 2018: October 18-19, 2018

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
1 Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 657-1234


Thursday, October 18th 

5pm: Networking Reception 

6pm: Dinner 

7pm: Keynote Presentation: Michael Howell, MD, MPH, Chief Clinical Strategist, Google Health 

"If I were a (research) leader in healthcare, what would I want to know about artificial intelligence?"

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

Dr. Howell 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. His more than 100 research articles, editorials, and book chapters 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.

Friday, October 19th 

7am - 8:30am: Registration/Networking Breakfast 

8:30am - 3pm: Panel Sessions and Discussion 

Panel sessions:

 Expansive Use of Data Repositories for Research

Research using Healthcare Data is critical to thousands of high profile projects including NIH’s All of Us, PCORI’s PCORNet, and NIH’s Accrual for Clinical Trials. The support of these repositories has become a significant budgetary item for academic medical centers across the country and providing a way to manage these repositories so that they can demonstrate value and operate efficiently is critical.  This panel will lead a discussion of innovative ways to provide and manage value. 

Governance and the Role of the CRIO

In academic medical centers, Chief Research Informatics Officers (CRIOs) increasingly lead efforts to support scientists with electronic patient data.  Success of these initiatives requires effective governance of data and research IT.  In this panel, CRIOs will share the critical issues they face, the organizational structures of their institutions, and the continued evolution of their roles.

Other panel session topics:

  • Commercialization of EMR Data
  • Clinical Trials Management Systems: Making the Most of It 

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Registration is open. The cost is $375 for CR Forum members. 

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Hotel Information

The Clinical Research Forum has arranged for a discounted room block at the Hyatt Regency. The cost is $239 excluding tax and service fees. Rooms are limited. Follow this link to make your room reservation.