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Health Information Technology Forum
for Public Health Professionals

By invitation only. Space is limited to 70 attendees.

If you are a public health professional and would like to participate in the Health IT Forum please RSVP before April 1st at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Health_IT_Forum_Registration.


APRIL 10, 2012 (Norman Hackerman Building - NHB 1.720), UT Austin

7:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:45 am: Welcome – Dr. Leanne H. Field, Director, Health IT Program, The University of Texas at Austin

8 am-8:45 am: Transforming Healthcare with Health Information Technology – Mr. Robert Ligon, Lecturer, Health IT Program, The University of Texas at Austin

8:45 am-9:45 am: Digital Disease Detection – Dr. Taha Kass-Hout*, Deputy Director for Information Science and BioSense Program Manager, Division of Notifiable Disease and Healthcare Information, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

9:45 am-10 am: Break

10 am-11:15 am: Health Information Exchange in Texas (Panel) –  Mr. Robert Ligon; Dr. Kimberly Smith, Lecturer, Health IT Program,  The University of Texas at Austin; Mr. Stephen Palmer, Director, Office of e-Health Coordination, Texas Health and Human Services Commission; Dr. Kalunde Wambua, Director of Health Information Technology Policy Office of the State Epidemiologist, Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS)

11:15 am-12 pm: Leveraging Web and Social Media 101 – Ms. Catherine Jamal, Web and Social Media Lead for the Chronic Diseases Section and Emergency Risk Communication Branch, CDC

Contact Dr. Leanne Field for questions.

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College of Natural Sciences:
School of Biological Sciences, Career Services and Health Professions Office;University of Texas Libraries; The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office; The Association of Schools of Public Health; The Association of Public Health Laboratories; Texas Department of State Health Services; Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department; The University of Texas School of Public Health.

This conference is generously supported under a cooperative agreement from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH).

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