A preview of Healthcare Innovation Day

Tuesday - 2/4/2014, 8:04pm EST

Kerry McDermott & Dr. Doug Fridsma

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February 4, 2014 -- This week on "Federal Tech Talk", host John Gilroy interviews Kerry McDermott senior director of Healthcare Technology Policy at West Health, and Douglas Fridsma, chief science officer and director, of the Office of Science and Technology, in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

McDermott works for a nonprofit group that is sponsoring the 2014 Healthcare Innovation Day on February 6th.

Westhealth views the American healthcare system as a process that can save billions of dollars if it uses the proper ways for data to be shared.

The technical term is interoperability.

In fact, the title of this year's conference is "Igniting an Interoperable Health Care System".

It is free and has a day full of panelists who will discuss topics as far ranging as point of care, market need, and meaningful interoperability.

Dr. Fridsma will participate in the conference as a panel member as well as presenting a "fireside" chat with the audience of twelve hundred.

The focus of the event is to give a perspective on how to lower health costs by using technology.

The keynote speaker will be the popular Malcolm Gladwell.

During the interview you will learn that you can participate via a web interface at www.hcidc.org, if you are out of town and want to keep abreast of new developments in the area of healthcare interoperability.