CMIO Leadership Forum presents dynamic speakers
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The CMIO Leadership Forum, "Transforming Healthcare Through Evidence-based Medicine," includes a roster of highly acclaimed, dynamic speakers who will share their considerable expertise. Held Oct. 3-5 in Chicago, the CMIO Leadership Forum is designed to foster innovation in evidence-based medicine and promote sharing of evidence-based medicine best practices.

Following are just a few of the speakers who will discuss their expertise and experience with different aspects of evidence-based medicine:

Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will present one of the keynote addresses on "Evidence-Based Medicine & Meaningful Use." Mostashari joined the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in July 2009. Previously, he served at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as Assistant Commissioner for the Primary Care Information Project

David A. Kessler, MD,
former FDA Commissioner and professor of Pediatrics Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, will present the opening keynote address, “The Role of Evidence in the Formulation of Government Policy.” Kessler is a pediatrician, lawyer, author and administrator for both academic and governmental organizations.

Daniel R. Masys, MD, affiliate professor, Biomedical and Health Informatics at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, will speak on “Integrating Evidence-based Medicine & EMRs.” A fellow and past president of the American College of Medical Informatics, Masys also has served as chief of the International Cancer Research Data Bank of the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, and was also director of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, which is a computer research and development division of the National Library of Medicine.

Speaking on “Engaging Patients Through Evidence-based Medicine,” is Margaret Holmes-Rovner, PhD, professor, Health Services Research Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing. Her research focuses on improving the quality of U.S. healthcare, patient-provider communication and shared decision-making.

Beatrice J. Kalisch, PhD, RN, will speak on “Team-Based Collaborative Care.” Kalisch is Titus Distinguished Professor of Nursing and director of Education Evaluation & Innovation at the University of Michigan School of Nursing in Ann Arbor. Kalisch has conducted numerous research studies including an analysis of images of nurses in the mass media, a comparison of 16 New York City hospitals in terms of the work environments for nurses, a study of the impact of U.S. federal funds on nursing education and practice, a study of nurse recruitment practices in 80 U.S. hospitals and currently, studies on missed nursing care and teamwork.

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