St. Vincent Health and Indiana Health Information Exchange CMIO to Deliver Beacon Community Research Study Presentation in Seattle

St. Vincent Health and Indiana Health Information Exchange CMIO to Deliver Beacon Community Research Study Presentation in Seattle












(PRWEB) August 04, 2011

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today that Alan Snell, MD, MMM, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, St. Vincent Health and Indiana Health Information Exchange will be delivering a presentation entitled “Beacon Community Research Study: Reducing Hospital Readmissions via Remote Patient Management” at the Institute’s Health IT Summit in Seattle taking place August 15-16, 2011 at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel.

The research design includes eight acute care institutions within the Central Indiana Beacon Community Program through the Indiana Health Information Exchange, subcontracting with St. Vincent Health for the remote patient management and nurse monitoring. The study outcomes will compare ED visits and readmissions within 30 days post-discharge between the two groups, as well as patient management skills and understanding of their underlying disease process.

“Through the Beacon programs we hope to learn innovative use of technologies and data management to improve quality and lower costs for patient populations,” said Dr. Alan Snell. “At St. Vincent Health, our research project to reduce hospital readmissions through remote patient monitoring and nurse interaction is an example of that innovative approach.”

The iHT2 Health IT Summit in Seattle is the premier executive summit focused on the strategies and tools that are re-defining customer care, collaboration and efficiency in the health care provider markets.

Sponsors and Partners for the 2011 iHT2 Health IT Summit in Seattle include: Absolute Software, Apixio, Catalyst Solutions, Carematix, Comcast, Drager, ICA, Intel, MMR Global, Nuance, Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications, Rubbermaid Healthcare, Sago Networks, Vidyo, VoCare, vRad, AMDIS, CMIO, Continua Health Alliance, eHealth SmartBrief, Executive Insight, Frost & Sullivan, Healthcare IT News, HIMSS Washington State Chapter, IDC Health Insights, MarketsandMarkets, ReportsandReports, and SearchHealthIT.com.

About the Institute for Health Technology Transformation:

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and effective use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through collaborative efforts the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare.

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