6th Mackenzie Lecture

Mackenzie Lectures are hosted annually by the Health Informatics Centre in honour of Sir James Mackenzie, a pioneer in research in general practice and the safe use of medicines. This year’s Lecture was delivered by Dr John Halamka.

Dr Halamka speaks on "Connecting Patients Providers and Payers" a discussion of how $27 billion will be spent to improve the quality, safety and efficacy of healthcare in the US through strategic implementation of information technology.

John Halamka is Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, CIO of Harvard Medical School, Chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), Chair of the US Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), co-Chair of the HIT Standards Committee, and a practicing Emergency Physician.
As CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr Halamka is responsible for all clinical, financial, administrative and academic information technology serving 3000 doctors, 14000 employees and two million patients. As CIO of Harvard Medical School, he oversees all educational, research and administrative computing for 18000 faculty and 3000 students. As Chairman of NEHEN Dr Halamka oversees clinical and administrative data exchange in Massachusetts. As Chair of HITSP/co-Chair of the HIT Standards Committee he coordinates the process of electronic standards harmonization among stakeholders nationwide.

The session took place at Dundee University on 26th May 2011 and was chaired by Derek Feeley (Acting Director-General Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of NHS in Scotland).

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