Thursday, October 01, 2009

NYSHealth Hosts "A Conversation With Rachel Block"

Building a robust Health Information Technology system can bring a great number of benefits, including lower costs, greater efficiency, and better health outcomes. However, the obstacles to creating such a system are also great: the technology is expensive; it comes with a number of privacy issues; and perhaps most daunting, a lack of standards for Health IT means that records from one provider may not synch with records from another.

With the national health reform debate generating momentum for expanding Health IT, on September 24, 2009, NYSHealth invited Rachel Block, Deputy Commissioner for Health IT Transformation for New York State, to lead a discussion about the State's current efforts to encourage wide-scale adoption of these technologies. Please click here to read more about the event and to view Rachel Block's presentationNY.

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