Webcast: The Future of IT, Key Trends in Health

September 24, 2009
Exponential data growth, increasing health costs, and changing consumer dynamic are causing health organizations to review their organizational strategies. Advances in technology are enabling organizations to reduce operating cost and redeploy resources to deliver new services. In the future, trends such as increases in computer processing power, disk capacity, network bandwidth, and the availability of wireless technologies, along with decreases in power consumption, will enable the transformation of Health. Learn about long term trends in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and how other Health organizations are responding to current policy and future technology trends by making smart investment in ICT to deliver on their vision of health care.

About the Speakers

  • Jonathan Murray, Vice President, Public Sector Office of Technology Policy, Microsoft Corporation
    As Vice President of the Public Sector Office of Technology Policy, Jonathan leads a global group of senior technology policy specialists that drives Microsoft’s engagement with government and academic leaders concerning the future direction of high impact technologies and the implication of these trends on social and economic development. His group ensures that the expertise and engagement experience of the Microsoft’s technology officers are shared globally for the benefit of technology policy makers around the world. In addition, Jonathan holds Microsoft's seat on the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) Council of Business Leaders. The CBL advises UNHCR leadership on issues of fund raising and advocacy and helps identify best practices which can enable UNHCR to better meet its global challenges.
  • Neil Jordan, Managing Director, WW Health, Microsoft Corporation
    Neil Jordan is Microsoft's senior executive, chief strategist and spokesperson for Healthcare Provider initiatives worldwide. As such he is charged with defining and articulating the Microsoft vision for the future of Healthcare, and how Microsoft products, technologies and partner solutions will make it a reality. He was born and educated in the UK, obtaining a B.A Honours degree and then a Masters in Biological Anthropology from Cambridge University. He joined Microsoft 7 years ago and for three years was the Head of Healthcare in UK, leading the local team working with the National Health Service in England during the unprecedented National Programme for IT, before joining Microsoft Corporation in Redmond to take up his current role. Neil is passionate about the positive transformation that technology can provide to the delivery of healthcare in emerging and developed economies. He is equally passionate about the need to measure and prove that value in not-for-profit healthcare economies where it is all the more vital to ensure that the benefit realized from budgets spent on technology solutions must balance, and should significantly outweigh those derived by spending that same budget on procedures, staff and medication.
  • Octavian Purcarea, Industry Solutions Manager, WW Health, Microsoft Corporation
    Octavian Purcarea is a medical doctor with a post-graduate degree in Health Administration (MBA), a general surgery training and more than 10 years of experience in eHealth area. His experience in the private sector in different domains (Health information networks, telemedicine and research in the eHealth area) was followed by six years as Scientific Officer at the European Commission in Directorate General Information Society and Media, for the eHealth Unit. He was in charge with the policy aspects of Interoperability of eHealth applications and the research aspects related to Patient Safety. He joined the Worldwide Health team of Microsoft in 2008 where he is dealing with policy aspects in eHealth, collaboration with international organizations and various communities in eHealth area.

This webcast is FREE to all Microsoft HUG members / HIMSS members.

For further information and registration, please visit:
http://www.mshug.org/EMEA/events/events.aspx?cid=69167

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